Upgrade your MCDST certification to an MCTS or MCITP certification on Windows 7 with one exam! (this one)
Microsoft Learning is proud to announce the availability of exam 70-682, Pro: Upgrading to Windows 7 MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.
Get more information on the exam and how to prepare here.
Exam 70-682 is currently available at Prometric test centers. Localized versions (Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, German and Japanese) will be ready in early April, with a French version in the works for May 2010.
I was waiting for this to be offered while I was off work. Now that I am back to work, it is available. Too bad there aren't Prometric sites that offer testing on Saturdays near St. Louis. They don't even offer evening times.
It is great news who are waiting for this upgreade this exam. Hope it will be really beneficial for MCDST upgrader.
Good stuff. Looks like it wont be long till the Vista MCITP upgrade exam is out either. Website says March.
What are the pre-requisites to take exam 70-682? I did XP's 70-270 and Vista's 70-620, but that's it.
Nobody??? Anybody???!!! I've even Bing but it's decision engine left me undecided. I've Google but its search engine hasn't narrowed down a useful link. I need a human engine. Please!
I found this,
It says "To upgrade your MCDST on Windows XP certification to MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7, only one exam is required [70-682]", but what is comprises the "MCDST on Windows XP certification", I've even searched that.
I suppose if there aren't any pre-requisites, can one just take 70-682, if they've already been using Windows 7 and working with Windows XP.
Exam Exam 70-271 & 70-272 make up the MCDST so I think you would need to have pased them.
When will the exam preparation guide for 70-282 be published? The links in the Windows 7 article are inactive. Will it be at this URL? www.microsoft.com/.../Exam.aspx
Is 70-682 equal to passing 70-680 (and 70-685)?
I took 70-682 and 70-686 and passed both. The ITPro:Win7 EDST appears on my
transcript, but the ITPro:Win7 EDA does not. Also, the Windows 7 TS does not
appear on my transcript.
I am wondering if I need to go back and take 70-680 to get the Win7 TS and
the ITPro: Win7 EDA.
Hi all - just checked with Jim Clark, our product planner:
The requirements for 70-682 are either you hold a XP MCDST credential or a MCITP EDST credential.
MCDST = Microsoft Certified: Desktop Support Technician
MCITP EDST = Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
Hope this helps!
Thanks Stephanie for the quick response. I already had the XP:MCDST and the Vista:ITPro:EDST before I took the 70-682. My transcript now shows the Win7:ITPro:EDST credential.
After I passed the 70-682, I took the 70-686 exam and passed, however the Win7:ITPro:EDA credential does not appear. Does this mean I need to take the 70-680 exam? or does passing 70-682 exam mean I also passed the 70-680 exam? The 70-682 exam is supposed to be a combination of 70-680 and 70-685, correct?
Hi Brian -
I'll check and get back to you on that...
Not a full answer, but I have a little more information to share - you definitely should be getting credit for both the 680 TS and the EDA certs.
We're looking into this now - thanks for letting us know!
Hi Stephanie! Thanks for the follow thru on this matter. Much appreciated!
So, since there isn't any training information available yet for the 70-682 exam, what would be suggested to use? Should I just go by books for the 70-680 and 70-685 exam?
Having passed 70-682 a few days ago, it appears that even though the exam is made up of the two parts (the 70-680 and the 70-685), my transcript does not show credit for MCTS: Configuring Windows 7.
Stephanie, do you have any update as to the status on this? Presumably if Brian's 70-682 is counting in place of 70-680 for his MCITP:EDA7, then it should count in my case, correct?
Otherwise what's the point in taking the upgrade? Surely the best advice certification wise is to do the component exams separately instead!
Thanks in advance.