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    Default Is win 8 exam worth it ?

    I have a question hopeful someone can help? With windows 8 releases around the corner, I wondering if take this exam is still going to be worse wild? Any one have any idea what I should do? Stick with this exam or go for the new win 8? Does anyone think win 8 going to take off or floppy like vista?
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    I would stick with Windows 7 if I were learning something. That's going to be the OS people move to for now. Windows 8 is unproven and too new in the enterprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerman View Post
    I have a question hopeful someone can help? With windows 8 releases around the corner, I wondering if take this exam is still going to be worse wild? Any one have any idea what I should do? Stick with this exam or go for the new win 8? Does anyone think win 8 going to take off or floppy like vista?
    Not sure if it'll be another XP/Windows 7 or if it will be another ME/Vista on the desktop. However for tablets, I actually like it.

    While I won't be deploying it as a desktop OS in our organisation, I will be deploying it for our tablets that we have. So I will be going for the exam myself at some point, but then again I already have the Win 7 exams already.

    Personally speaking, at this moment in time (unless Windows 8 improves it's desktop feel/use) it would be more benefical to go for the Windows 7 exam.
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    My advice is why bother choosing one just get both currently if you book your 70-680 (Win 7) before 30th June you get free voucher for Windows 8 when it launches.
    Check in the forums and you will find details abt the offer
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    Does anyone think win 8 going to take off or floppy like vista?
    Win8 is a huge failure. Win8 is made for consumers, but not for enterprise it. I wouldn't take this exam about touch screens. There is also no exam about iOS
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    "worse it" ?
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    I am not so sure guys, MS is posturing really aggressively with this one. If you look at the buzz they seem to think they have a winner on their hands.

    I guess time will tell
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    "worse it" ?
    Yeah i was...

    in any case you dont have an option, everything changes and upgrades happen. Learn it to support it or i guess find something else to be good at?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumbaa_g View Post
    I am not so sure guys, MS is posturing really aggressively with this one. If you look at the buzz they seem to think they have a winner on their hands.

    I guess time will tell
    MS tried that with Vista too and it blew up in their faces. I really don't see the user interface changes going over well with the consumer or enterprise markets. The missing start button really messes with your workflow and forces you to relearn a decades worth of basic computer tasks. The way metro takes over your entire screen will enrage power users who like to keep multiple windows open at once to monitor things.
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    If Microsoft does what they did with XP/VISTA/7 then i'll eventually upgrade my windows 7 certs to windows 8. Basically i got the MCDST on XP then vista came out and there was an upgrade test that gave me the MCITP: Enterprise support technician. 1 upgrade test gave me credit for 2 individual tests. Then they did the same for Windows 7, but upgrading to Windows 8 is not my first priority i want to finish the CCNA and do Server+ and Storage+ first.
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    I think its a good idea to get Win8 if you already have Win7. If a few years down the road 8 becomes big, you would have had the cert for years already, might look like you knew it longer than the person who just recently took the cert.
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    I agree with Delivry. If you already have Win 7, grab Windows 8 via the upgrade paths they have to MCSA. If you don't have anything though, Windows 7 certs are your best bet.
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    For some, I can see it being beneficial. For myself though, I wouldn't bother with it. This is one OS that our company will be avoiding for the long term and stick with Windows 7. We were caught with our pants down by using Vista, and 7 has been rock solid for us and we see no reason to change. The learning curve for our users would be too great and some would have a difficult time adjusting away from 7.
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    I'm not quite sure why MS is releasing this so soon. A lot of companies are still on Windows XP and trying to go to Windows 7. I would recommend you go with Windows 7 and like others have said do the upgrade at some point
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    I did the 5 Vista exams and we all know how long Vista lasted. As I see it I'm going to go a different route... I skipped the Windows 7 exams and as the future is 'here' in a few weeks I'm heading straight for the Windows 8 exams. Why? Although I've only just finished installing Windows 7 company wide we, like a lot of companies, have a site licence and so we can install Windows 8 the moment it hits.

    The future is Windows 8 so maybe consider it as a VERY valid options. If Windows RT takes off the 'sales' people will want the thing and interest will clilmb. Win 8 will probably offer a few nice features so it might be an idea to study up on everything Windows has to offer. Come at this from ALL angles to cover yourself. Take the WIndows 7 exams, sure, but also take the Windows 8 exams.

    @crashdump: "Win8 is a huge failure": So.. how is your crystal ball these days?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDrunkR2D2 View Post
    The learning curve for our users would be too great and some would have a difficult time adjusting away from 7.
    Although there are individuals are hesitant to change it does often amaze me how quickly people want something when someone else has it! If you select the correct individuals the other staff members will be frothing at the mouth to get Win 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    Although there are individuals are hesitant to change it does often amaze me how quickly people want something when someone else has it! If you select the correct individuals the other staff members will be frothing at the mouth to get Win 8
    Sadly, that didn't happen with Vista, but that was mostly because it was a pile of junk.
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    Win 8 exam is worth going for as it is latest version for windows and it helps when someone pass the exam
    Greater benefits and more salary awaits you after passing the win 8 exam
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    The question is does it have value for you? It's always going to be advantageous to be certified on the latest Microsoft OS, as it puts you ahead of the curve.

    However, most major businesses are slow to adopt new OS. They're most likely just getting around to deploying Windows 7.

    From the feedback I've seen, it appears that the OS isn't going to be a popular one or favorite; however, it's going to probably have massive penetration due to it being on tablets, desktops and laptops. Though I'm an ipad man myself, it'll probably be less of a headache incorporating something like Surface in an Active Directory environment.

    And with the "radical" interface and other new features, it's probably a good idea to learn Win 8 from an administrator point of view.
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    Windows 8
    I hated the consumer preview...
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderjericho View Post
    The question is does it have value for you?
    I'm just going to say this very plainly...no it will/does not.

    Quote Originally Posted by spiderjericho View Post
    However, most major businesses are slow to adopt new OS.
    I can assure you that Windows 7 was played with by my organization when it first came out. A couple of my coworkers were early adopters of 7 (and for that matter, Vista) and played around with it. Thankfully, these guys were not users of applications I have to support (client tools for the ERP...) Oracle certifying anything like an O/S not made by them is slower than molasses. That's not to say that it won't work...BUT if something fails to work later, and they find out that we're on an uncertified O/S, than they will just hang up the support call abruptly.

    In short, it isn't that we don't want the latest and greatest...we want to make sure that latest and greatest doesn't break applications/code we already support on the enterprise. We are (as you said) just now getting to deploying Windows 7 (in fact, I still have to upgrade MY box...lmao....) but it tooks a good couple of years to see that Windows 7 can work in our enterprise. In the end, that's the only thing that matters when it comes to supporting an enterprise..not upgrading to the latest O/S immediately...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn_33 View Post
    Windows 8
    I hated the consumer preview...
    I agree, I wouldn't use hate as it is a strong word but I didn't find anything exciting about it..

    I had it installed and uninstalled through VMware within an hour or two.
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    Personally, I wouldn't rush out to Windows 8. As others have mentioned, business are slow to change/adopt new OS versions. Overall, you want stability on an OS before the switch, and often times there are issues when MS throws out a new OS. I even worked for one guy who wouldn't move to any OS until at least one service pack had been released.

    Also, with OS changes not applications will be supported right away. I am still removing and blocking IE9 on Windows 7 as quite a few websites (Schwab is one) our advisers use are not compatible with IE9.

    I am not saying to avoid it, but I would get Windows 7 first. When it comes time, you can probably even get your company to pay for Windows 8 as it may be something they consider moving to.
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