Start studying for 70-620

If I do say so myself, this morning’s cram session with Zach Niemann was great. Thanks for coming, all of you. Here’s the link to the recording (one hour). I’d choose the "Microsoft Office Live Meeting Replay" version (the other one doesn’t show me any slides). Start at minute 6 to hear from Zach. Here’s…

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Cram for your exams with Microsoft Learning (it’s on the house)

We’ll be hosting three Live Meeting ‘cram for your exam’ sessions to help new people get started. We’ve done this at TechEd before, and it seems like it goes really well. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: These are for people who have some familiarity with the underlying product (Vista, Active Directory, .NET development), not for someone who’s…

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Things that can be used as other things

As of late last week, you can officially use exam 70-621 (upgrading from MCDST to MCITP) in place of 70-620 (Vista Configuring) anywhere it is allowed in a certification track. If you do not know what I’m talking about, then you do not care about this—don’t stress yourself out.   You can tell it is…

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70-620 is the new black.

This is what I hear from my friend Slinky down the hall: 70-620: Microsoft Windows Vista, Configuring can, in fact, be used towards your :Messaging or :Security specializations for MCSA and MCSE on 2000 or 2003. The web team is adding it to all the related requirements pages. When those are updated, I’ll let you know, so you can…

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Get Rich Quick Scheme for MCDSTs

Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technicians (MCDSTs) can use 70-621 (upgrade exam for MCDSTs) as credit for certs that ask for 70-620. A quick recap of events to date: Originally we said exam 70-621 could not be used to fulfill requirements that asked for 70-620*. Many of you politely pointed out that, in this case, the policy doesn’t make great…

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Vista exams; MCDST upgrade offer code

This is not just in, but worth repeating: Vista exams 70-620, 70-621 and 70-622 exams are all open for registration now at VUE and Prometric. Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technicians (MCDST): your upgrade code to save 40% on 621 is DCAUPG For MCDSTs who find the above a bit terse for your taste*, a little more detail: If you…

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Update: beta scores + transcript updates for Vista

Getting lots of questions on these topics so here is an update for those of you who took the first beta of 71-621 or 71-622 and did NOT take the 2nd version: You have not gotten score reports because they are still in process. Lame, I know, but a fact. Remember how we said we…

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May 30: Vista and Exchange cert 101

Reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday May 30, we are having Live Meetings on Vista and Exchange certifications–with updates on exam availability and related training (training kits, classroom training, e-learning, etc…). It will be a short and sweet intro to help you grok* the cert paths, then you can ask questions about the certification tracks and training for XP/Vista and Messaging (Exchange 2007…

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Vista/Exchange cert refresher

Microsoft Windows Vista and Exchange 2007 Certification Review Live Meeting on May 30 We introduced our new certifications and roadmaps for Windows Vista and Exchange Server 2007 in January and February 2007, respectively. After most of the related exams for the new Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) exams become available…

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