+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last
Results 1 to 25 of 36
  1. Senior Member srabiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,202

    Certifications
    MCSE: SI, MCITP: EA, MCITP: EDA, MCITP: VA, MCSA: Srv 2012, MCSA: Srv 2008, MCSA: Win 8, MCSA: Win 7, MCTS (x6), CCENT, A+, Srv+, N+, Sec+, Stor+, P+
    #1

    Thumbs up Passed 70-686 - Here's my study notes

    Passed the 70-686 exam a few months back. Thought I'd upload my study notes for you guys looking to obtain the MCSA: Windows 7 certification and the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator certification. (70-680 + 70-686)

    http://www.filedropper.com/70-686studynotes

    If you've already taken and passed the 70-680, then you know what you're getting into when preparing for the 70-686. I found the 70-686 to be the more difficult exam, so keep that in mind.

    Here's what I used to study for this exam:
    1) CBT Nuggets
    2) Microsoft Self-Paced Training Kit (70-686)
    3) Windows 7 Desktop Support and Administration (Darril Gibson)

    Good luck!
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  2. SS -->
  3. Security Advocate MSP-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    727

    Certifications
    list index out of range
    #2
    I've failed this exam twice. I've never had any professional experience with this type of material and it definitely shows. Any study I have done was self-taught using CBT/TrainSignal, Windows 7 Desktop Support and Admin, and Darril's 70-680/5/6 Portable Command Guide. I'm to the point where I really think I should give up, as I now have to purchase another exam voucher. I really would like an MCITP certification before they're retired just to cushion the resume just a bit, even if it's just the Desktop Tech cert. Anyway, I appreciate you sharing your notes. I think they are going to be a valuable tool if I attempt to retake the exam.

    Have you taken, or are you planning on taking, the 70-685?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  4. Senior Member srabiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,202

    Certifications
    MCSE: SI, MCITP: EA, MCITP: EDA, MCITP: VA, MCSA: Srv 2012, MCSA: Srv 2008, MCSA: Win 8, MCSA: Win 7, MCTS (x6), CCENT, A+, Srv+, N+, Sec+, Stor+, P+
    #3
    I went the 70-686 route, so the 70-685 is unnecessary for me to take. I've never taken it, but I've read that it's easier than the 70-686. But I've also read that the 70-685 is more difficult than the 70-680, so it's still a difficult exam to pass.

    If you decide to take the 70-685 instead, you will still obtain both MCSA: Windows 7 and MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  5. Security Advocate MSP-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Posts
    727

    Certifications
    list index out of range
    #4
    Client administration isn't exactly the direction I want to take, but because I don't have any high level certifications as of yet, I wanted to get an MCITP to at least get a check-box requirement for some HR dept, especially since I'm really only a single test away from a fairly high-level cert. Windows also isn't my favorite for studying/sitting, as you probably can understand.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  6. Senior Member srabiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,202

    Certifications
    MCSE: SI, MCITP: EA, MCITP: EDA, MCITP: VA, MCSA: Srv 2012, MCSA: Srv 2008, MCSA: Win 8, MCSA: Win 7, MCTS (x6), CCENT, A+, Srv+, N+, Sec+, Stor+, P+
    #5
    Honestly, I don't think there's going to be much difference on a resume between having the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator vs having the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician. They both give MCSA: Windows 7, which is the new tier 1 cert. MCITP is being retired as you know.

    If you can study for and pass the 70-685, then by all means do it. Then you can move onto MCSA: 2012, and start preparing for the new MCSE's. (if you choose to go that route)
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  7. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4
    #6
    I start the in class training for the 70-685 next week and the 686 the week after I was wondering if I could get a copy of your notes? I could not get your file dropper link to work... I've got my book and study guide but any notes or insights would be appreciated.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  8. Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    800

    Certifications
    MCSA Win7, MCSA 2003 & 2008, MCS, CCNA, VCP5
    #7
    I second that ^^. The link is broken. Could you please upload your notes as an attachment or use another website?
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  9. Senior Member srabiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,202

    Certifications
    MCSE: SI, MCITP: EA, MCITP: EDA, MCITP: VA, MCSA: Srv 2012, MCSA: Srv 2008, MCSA: Win 8, MCSA: Win 7, MCTS (x6), CCENT, A+, Srv+, N+, Sec+, Stor+, P+
    #8
    Fixed it. Seems like the link expires after a month or so.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  10. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4
    #9
    very much appreciated
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  11. Senior Member horusthesun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Buffalo,NY
    Posts
    283

    Certifications
    MTA 98-365 MTA 98-366 & MTA 98-367 C)SS & C)VA & MCSA Windows 8 & MCTS Configuring Active Directoy 70-640. Comptia Sec+, VCA-DCV, C)PEH,C)ISSO
    #10
    Thanks!!!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  12. Senior Member --chris--'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Metro Detroit
    Posts
    1,387

    Certifications
    ITIL F, C|EH
    #11
    You have stellar hand writing man! I had to mention it. I too make notes, its how I learn...however, my notes would be more challenging to use than learning this material in a non-native language for most people.


    Reply With Quote Quote  

  13. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    3
    #12
    the link is expired can you please add it again
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  14. Senior Member srabiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,202

    Certifications
    MCSE: SI, MCITP: EA, MCITP: EDA, MCITP: VA, MCSA: Srv 2012, MCSA: Srv 2008, MCSA: Win 8, MCSA: Win 7, MCTS (x6), CCENT, A+, Srv+, N+, Sec+, Stor+, P+
    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeeyb View Post
    the link is expired can you please add it again
    Fixed it.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  15. Senior Member ccnpninja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Tunisia, North Africa
    Posts
    983

    Certifications
    a few
    #14
    Congrats!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  16. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    3
    #15
    thanks but still having problems with the file. corrupt file error
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  17. Senior Member srabiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,202

    Certifications
    MCSE: SI, MCITP: EA, MCITP: EDA, MCITP: VA, MCSA: Srv 2012, MCSA: Srv 2008, MCSA: Win 8, MCSA: Win 7, MCTS (x6), CCENT, A+, Srv+, N+, Sec+, Stor+, P+
    #16
    Quote Originally Posted by mikeeyb View Post
    thanks but still having problems with the file. corrupt file error
    I just tried it from my PC at work and it worked fine. You may want to try a different browser or a different machine.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  18. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    3
    #17
    thanks a lot. great notes will help in addition to cbnuggets.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  19. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    6
    #18

    Default I hate to ask, but please fix the 70-686 link again.

    Would you please be so gracious as to fix the link again? I have failed 70-686 once, my first fail in about 10 exams, and am trying to pass this before time runs out this year. Thank you very much for taking the time to help others.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  20. if else puts "devops" end coralreefguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    98

    Certifications
    A+, Net+, Sec+, Server+, Proj+, MCSA, MCITP, CCNA:R&S, CCNA:Sec, VCP5-DCV
    #19
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken25 View Post
    Would you please be so gracious as to fix the link again? I have failed 70-686 once, my first fail in about 10 exams, and am trying to pass this before time runs out this year. Thank you very much for taking the time to help others.
    Second this. Maybe upload it to dropbox or something? I would love to get my hands on notes. I am currently studying for the 70-680 and 70-685. Using two different books, TrainSignal, CBT Nuggets, and Professor Messer.

    How would you say your experience was with this exam compared to say, Microsoft? I have only taken 4 CompTIA exams and this will be my first official MS exam.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  21. Grumpy old ***** Shdwmage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    367

    Certifications
    MS70-680,A+,Net+,CIW Bolshevik
    #20
    Make sure to take good notes of your own and study them. Handwriting tends to help me remember better. Do a little more research, especially in the areas that you don't have access to on your own. Hit the branch cache and direct access a little more in-depth so you have a good base to work from. Additionally make sure you learn some of the interface components well because the test can ask some obscure questions.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  22. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    6
    #21
    I passed 70-680 a few months ago. I watched all of the 70-680 Professor Messer videos and used the Transcender for it. The Messer videos were pretty much right on target. Practicing with Transcender practice tests in learning / explanation mode puts me in the right frame of mind for Microsoft exams. I concur that 70-686 is more difficult. I think I waited too long after 70-680 to take the 70-686, so my advice is to study for 70-680, keep studying so it remains fresh, and then take your 70-685 or 70-686.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  23. Senior Member srabiee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    1,202

    Certifications
    MCSE: SI, MCITP: EA, MCITP: EDA, MCITP: VA, MCSA: Srv 2012, MCSA: Srv 2008, MCSA: Win 8, MCSA: Win 7, MCTS (x6), CCENT, A+, Srv+, N+, Sec+, Stor+, P+
    #22
    Link has been fixed.
    WGU Progress: Master of Science - Information Technology Management (Start Date: February 1, 2015)
    Completed: LYT2, TFT2, JIT2, MCT2, LZT2, SJT2 (17 CU's)
    Required: FXT2, MAT2, MBT2, C391, C392 (13 CU's)

    Bachelor of Science - Information Technology Network Design & Management (WGU - Completed August 2014)
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  24. if else puts "devops" end coralreefguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    98

    Certifications
    A+, Net+, Sec+, Server+, Proj+, MCSA, MCITP, CCNA:R&S, CCNA:Sec, VCP5-DCV
    #23
    Quote Originally Posted by srabiee View Post
    Link has been fixed.
    You're awesome.
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  25. Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    6
    #24
    Thank you very much! I truly appreciate it and have downloaded your notes. For those pursuing the Enterprise Desktop Administrator cert, keep in mind you only have until January 31, 2014, before Microsoft take that impressive-sounding cert title option away. From Microsoft: "MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 Validates your ability to deploy operating systems and desktop applications and to manage the client life cycle. When you pass these exams, you also earn the MCSA: Windows 7 certification. After January 31, 2014, you can no longer earn the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 certification, but you can still take the following exams to earn the MCSA: Windows 7 certification. Required exam Windows 7, Configuring 680 Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Administrator 686"
    Reply With Quote Quote  

  26. Junior Member Registered Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    3

    Certifications
    A+ - MCDST - Network+
    #25
    I am trying to get the notes too but the link has expired. Can you fix for me please. Thanks!
    Reply With Quote Quote  

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last

Social Networking & Bookmarks