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Michael D. Alligood
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      01-06-2007
Well folks, I sat the 071-621 upgrade exam today; and I must say I was a
little surprised with the format. No, I will not violate the NDA I
agreed to. I will tell you I was very surprised how quickly I finished.
Not sure if that is a good thing or not

Lets play out a situation. Lets say that I know very little about
Windows Vista in an Enterprise environment. I know a few main things of
the operating system, I know networking, and I know Microsoft. Say I
pass this exam. Am I *really* a MCITP: Enterprise technician -- just
because I maybe got lucky on the test?

This is the difference between value and worth. The certification holds
its own value. What is it worth to those hiring you? With every minute
you spend with Vista; weather learning the O.S., diagnosing and
troubleshooting a problem, or rolling out computer after computer; you
are adding worth to the certification. Experience is the only way to add
significance to the value of the certification.

Do you know the difference between a "Paper Certification" and a
certified technician or engineer? The difference is that the guy who
passed the exam and discontinues learning his product just holds a paper
certification. But if you keep learning, if you dedicate your time to
learning your trade; you truly earn your certification. You become a
person others will come to. You become a person other trust.

Good luck to all of you, and never stop learning.

--
Michael D. Alligood
MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
CIW Certified Instructor


 
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      01-06-2007
Hi Michael,

From what you've written, I understand you found the exam easy? How much
time did you spend on taking the exam an how many questions were asked?
How does the format differ from the previous exams? Can you share that,
without violating the NDA? I will take the exam on monday and am trying to
prepare by reading "the windows vista administrator's pocket consultant" and
playing with a RC1 of Vista.
Are questions focussed on changes between XP and Vista, or are there also
some universal OS questions asked.

Totaly agree on your comment about the value of a certification btw.

Regards, Marcel

"Michael D. Alligood" wrote:

> Well folks, I sat the 071-621 upgrade exam today; and I must say I was a
> little surprised with the format. No, I will not violate the NDA I
> agreed to. I will tell you I was very surprised how quickly I finished.
> Not sure if that is a good thing or not
>
> Lets play out a situation. Lets say that I know very little about
> Windows Vista in an Enterprise environment. I know a few main things of
> the operating system, I know networking, and I know Microsoft. Say I
> pass this exam. Am I *really* a MCITP: Enterprise technician -- just
> because I maybe got lucky on the test?
>
> This is the difference between value and worth. The certification holds
> its own value. What is it worth to those hiring you? With every minute
> you spend with Vista; weather learning the O.S., diagnosing and
> troubleshooting a problem, or rolling out computer after computer; you
> are adding worth to the certification. Experience is the only way to add
> significance to the value of the certification.
>
> Do you know the difference between a "Paper Certification" and a
> certified technician or engineer? The difference is that the guy who
> passed the exam and discontinues learning his product just holds a paper
> certification. But if you keep learning, if you dedicate your time to
> learning your trade; you truly earn your certification. You become a
> person others will come to. You become a person other trust.
>
> Good luck to all of you, and never stop learning.
>
> --
> Michael D. Alligood
> MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
> Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
> CIW Certified Instructor
>
>
>

 
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Montreal MCT
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      01-06-2007
I have also sat 71-621, and unfortunately IceMan we are not allowed to
discuss anything on the exams. Sorry.

M

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MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Visit my blog at:
http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/ta...2/Default.aspx


"<---IceMan--->" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi Michael,
>
> From what you've written, I understand you found the exam easy? How much
> time did you spend on taking the exam an how many questions were asked?
> How does the format differ from the previous exams? Can you share that,
> without violating the NDA? I will take the exam on monday and am trying to
> prepare by reading "the windows vista administrator's pocket consultant"
> and
> playing with a RC1 of Vista.
> Are questions focussed on changes between XP and Vista, or are there also
> some universal OS questions asked.
>
> Totaly agree on your comment about the value of a certification btw.
>
> Regards, Marcel
>
> "Michael D. Alligood" wrote:
>
>> Well folks, I sat the 071-621 upgrade exam today; and I must say I was a
>> little surprised with the format. No, I will not violate the NDA I
>> agreed to. I will tell you I was very surprised how quickly I finished.
>> Not sure if that is a good thing or not
>>
>> Lets play out a situation. Lets say that I know very little about
>> Windows Vista in an Enterprise environment. I know a few main things of
>> the operating system, I know networking, and I know Microsoft. Say I
>> pass this exam. Am I *really* a MCITP: Enterprise technician -- just
>> because I maybe got lucky on the test?
>>
>> This is the difference between value and worth. The certification holds
>> its own value. What is it worth to those hiring you? With every minute
>> you spend with Vista; weather learning the O.S., diagnosing and
>> troubleshooting a problem, or rolling out computer after computer; you
>> are adding worth to the certification. Experience is the only way to add
>> significance to the value of the certification.
>>
>> Do you know the difference between a "Paper Certification" and a
>> certified technician or engineer? The difference is that the guy who
>> passed the exam and discontinues learning his product just holds a paper
>> certification. But if you keep learning, if you dedicate your time to
>> learning your trade; you truly earn your certification. You become a
>> person others will come to. You become a person other trust.
>>
>> Good luck to all of you, and never stop learning.
>>
>> --
>> Michael D. Alligood
>> MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
>> Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
>> CIW Certified Instructor
>>
>>
>>


 
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Michael D. Alligood
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      01-06-2007
I have to agree with my Canadian brother, Montreal M, on this one.
Sorry. I am bound by the NDA and moral standards not to disclose exam
details or content.

--
Michael D. Alligood
MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
CIW Certified Instructor



"<---IceMan--->" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed):

> Hi Michael,
>
> From what you've written, I understand you found the exam easy? How much
> time did you spend on taking the exam an how many questions were asked?
> How does the format differ from the previous exams? Can you share that,
> without violating the NDA? I will take the exam on monday and am trying to
> prepare by reading "the windows vista administrator's pocket consultant" and
> playing with a RC1 of Vista.
> Are questions focussed on changes between XP and Vista, or are there also
> some universal OS questions asked.
>
> Totaly agree on your comment about the value of a certification btw.
>
> Regards, Marcel
>
> "Michael D. Alligood" wrote:
>
> > Well folks, I sat the 071-621 upgrade exam today; and I must say I was a
> > little surprised with the format. No, I will not violate the NDA I
> > agreed to. I will tell you I was very surprised how quickly I finished.
> > Not sure if that is a good thing or not
> >
> > Lets play out a situation. Lets say that I know very little about
> > Windows Vista in an Enterprise environment. I know a few main things of
> > the operating system, I know networking, and I know Microsoft. Say I
> > pass this exam. Am I *really* a MCITP: Enterprise technician -- just
> > because I maybe got lucky on the test?
> >
> > This is the difference between value and worth. The certification holds
> > its own value. What is it worth to those hiring you? With every minute
> > you spend with Vista; weather learning the O.S., diagnosing and
> > troubleshooting a problem, or rolling out computer after computer; you
> > are adding worth to the certification. Experience is the only way to add
> > significance to the value of the certification.
> >
> > Do you know the difference between a "Paper Certification" and a
> > certified technician or engineer? The difference is that the guy who
> > passed the exam and discontinues learning his product just holds a paper
> > certification. But if you keep learning, if you dedicate your time to
> > learning your trade; you truly earn your certification. You become a
> > person others will come to. You become a person other trust.
> >
> > Good luck to all of you, and never stop learning.
> >
> > --
> > Michael D. Alligood
> > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
> > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
> > CIW Certified Instructor
> >
> >
> >


 
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Montreal MCT
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      01-07-2007
Michael where in Florida are you? I might end up looking for a round of
golf in February...

M

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Montreal MCT
MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Visit my blog at:
http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/ta...2/Default.aspx


"Michael D. Alligood" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I have to agree with my Canadian brother, Montreal M, on this one. Sorry. I
>am bound by the NDA and moral standards not to disclose exam details or
>content.
>
> --
> Michael D. Alligood
> MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
> Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
> CIW Certified Instructor
>
>
>
> "<---IceMan--->" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
>> Hi Michael,
>>
>> From what you've written, I understand you found the exam easy? How much
>> time did you spend on taking the exam an how many questions were asked?
>> How does the format differ from the previous exams? Can you share that,
>> without violating the NDA? I will take the exam on monday and am trying
>> to
>> prepare by reading "the windows vista administrator's pocket consultant"
>> and
>> playing with a RC1 of Vista.
>> Are questions focussed on changes between XP and Vista, or are there also
>> some universal OS questions asked.
>>
>> Totaly agree on your comment about the value of a certification btw.
>>
>> Regards, Marcel
>>
>> "Michael D. Alligood" wrote:
>>
>> > Well folks, I sat the 071-621 upgrade exam today; and I must say I was
>> > a
>> > little surprised with the format. No, I will not violate the NDA I
>> > agreed to. I will tell you I was very surprised how quickly I finished.
>> > Not sure if that is a good thing or not
>> >
>> > Lets play out a situation. Lets say that I know very little about
>> > Windows Vista in an Enterprise environment. I know a few main things of
>> > the operating system, I know networking, and I know Microsoft. Say I
>> > pass this exam. Am I *really* a MCITP: Enterprise technician -- just
>> > because I maybe got lucky on the test?
>> >
>> > This is the difference between value and worth. The certification holds
>> > its own value. What is it worth to those hiring you? With every minute
>> > you spend with Vista; weather learning the O.S., diagnosing and
>> > troubleshooting a problem, or rolling out computer after computer; you
>> > are adding worth to the certification. Experience is the only way to
>> > add
>> > significance to the value of the certification.
>> >
>> > Do you know the difference between a "Paper Certification" and a
>> > certified technician or engineer? The difference is that the guy who
>> > passed the exam and discontinues learning his product just holds a
>> > paper
>> > certification. But if you keep learning, if you dedicate your time to
>> > learning your trade; you truly earn your certification. You become a
>> > person others will come to. You become a person other trust.
>> >
>> > Good luck to all of you, and never stop learning.
>> >
>> > --
>> > Michael D. Alligood
>> > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
>> > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
>> > CIW Certified Instructor
>> >
>> >
>> >

>


 
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Michael D. Alligood
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      01-07-2007
Jacksonville, Florida. 78 an sunny today.

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Michael D. Alligood
MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
CIW Certified Instructor



"Montreal MCT" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed):

> Michael where in Florida are you? I might end up looking for a round of
> golf in February...
>
> M
>
> --
> Montreal MCT
> MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
> President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
> Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
> Microsoft Small Business Specialist
> Visit my blog at:
> http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/ta...2/Default.aspx
>
>
> "Michael D. Alligood" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I have to agree with my Canadian brother, Montreal M, on this one. Sorry. I
> >am bound by the NDA and moral standards not to disclose exam details or
> >content.
> >
> > --
> > Michael D. Alligood
> > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
> > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
> > CIW Certified Instructor
> >
> >
> >
> > "<---IceMan--->" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> > news:(E-Mail Removed):
> >
> >> Hi Michael,
> >>
> >> From what you've written, I understand you found the exam easy? How much
> >> time did you spend on taking the exam an how many questions were asked?
> >> How does the format differ from the previous exams? Can you share that,
> >> without violating the NDA? I will take the exam on monday and am trying
> >> to
> >> prepare by reading "the windows vista administrator's pocket consultant"
> >> and
> >> playing with a RC1 of Vista.
> >> Are questions focussed on changes between XP and Vista, or are there also
> >> some universal OS questions asked.
> >>
> >> Totaly agree on your comment about the value of a certification btw.
> >>
> >> Regards, Marcel
> >>
> >> "Michael D. Alligood" wrote:
> >>
> >> > Well folks, I sat the 071-621 upgrade exam today; and I must say I was
> >> > a
> >> > little surprised with the format. No, I will not violate the NDA I
> >> > agreed to. I will tell you I was very surprised how quickly I finished.
> >> > Not sure if that is a good thing or not
> >> >
> >> > Lets play out a situation. Lets say that I know very little about
> >> > Windows Vista in an Enterprise environment. I know a few main things of
> >> > the operating system, I know networking, and I know Microsoft. Say I
> >> > pass this exam. Am I *really* a MCITP: Enterprise technician -- just
> >> > because I maybe got lucky on the test?
> >> >
> >> > This is the difference between value and worth. The certification holds
> >> > its own value. What is it worth to those hiring you? With every minute
> >> > you spend with Vista; weather learning the O.S., diagnosing and
> >> > troubleshooting a problem, or rolling out computer after computer; you
> >> > are adding worth to the certification. Experience is the only way to
> >> > add
> >> > significance to the value of the certification.
> >> >
> >> > Do you know the difference between a "Paper Certification" and a
> >> > certified technician or engineer? The difference is that the guy who
> >> > passed the exam and discontinues learning his product just holds a
> >> > paper
> >> > certification. But if you keep learning, if you dedicate your time to
> >> > learning your trade; you truly earn your certification. You become a
> >> > person others will come to. You become a person other trust.
> >> >
> >> > Good luck to all of you, and never stop learning.
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Michael D. Alligood
> >> > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
> >> > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
> >> > CIW Certified Instructor
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >

> >


 
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      01-08-2007
"Michael D. Alligood" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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>
> I have to agree with my Canadian brother, Montreal M, on this one.
> Sorry. I am bound by the NDA and moral standards not to disclose exam
> details or content.
>


This is one of the ones I would have flamed.

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      01-08-2007
What would you have flamed? My responds or Iceman's request for
information?

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Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
CIW Certified Instructor



"TurkReno" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Michael D. Alligood" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
> >
> > I have to agree with my Canadian brother, Montreal M, on this one.
> > Sorry. I am bound by the NDA and moral standards not to disclose exam
> > details or content.
> >

>
> This is one of the ones I would have flamed.
>
> --
> Lasher
> MCNGP #50
> www.mcngp.com > all
> MCNGP: Leading the world to better training, better computer skills,
> and taking out the lowdes of the world with fervor beyond anyone's belief.


 
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Montreal MCT
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      01-08-2007
Me too! How dare he refer to me as a Canadian Brother when I am clearly
white and have so little rhythm?

M

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Montreal MCT
MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCP
President, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
Microsoft Small Business Specialist
Visit my blog at:
http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/ta...2/Default.aspx


"TurkReno" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Michael D. Alligood" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
> news:(E-Mail Removed):
>
>>
>> I have to agree with my Canadian brother, Montreal M, on this one.
>> Sorry. I am bound by the NDA and moral standards not to disclose exam
>> details or content.
>>

>
> This is one of the ones I would have flamed.
>
> --
> Lasher
> MCNGP #50
> www.mcngp.com > all
> MCNGP: Leading the world to better training, better computer skills,
> and taking out the lowdes of the world with fervor beyond anyone's belief.


 
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"Michael D. Alligood" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> What would you have flamed? My responds or Iceman's request for
> information?
>


Iceman on the basis that he was asking or the people who disclose what
questions and types of questions were on the test.

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