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Mike Russcher
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      11-21-2008
I just got back from passing the 70-622 exam. Scored an 838 on it which I
consider to be a good range. I've never ended a test with higher than a 898
or less than a 730 so this one falls a little higher than average for me.

Vista Experience:
Downloaded original beta of Vista long ago and began using it back then
Purchased Vista Ultimate for my home PC days after its release
Installed Vista Business on my work PC two months ago for testing purposes
Never dealt with GPO settings specific to Vista in a working environment
Never did a large scale deployment using SMS or WDS

Materials used:
Book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-622)
Book: Sybex Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Support Enterprise Study Guide:
Exam 70-622
Study Guide: Measureup
Study Guide: A bunch of available free trial study guides
Website: http://mcpmag.com/reviews/exams/rss....itorialsID=120
Website: http://www.netfresco.com/cert/70-622/
Virtual Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb539979.aspx

On the test there were 55 questions and 120 minutes given to complete.

Of the 55 questions I found 3 that dealt with things I had never heard of
before. I was surprised since I felt like I had been very thorough in my
studying. However, one of my downfalls is that I've never worked with a
large Vista network that required related work with GPOs, mobile users,
unattended deployment, and networking.

Still, this proved to be just a minor set back. As far as whether
experience is necessary with Vista before taking this test I'd say it is
very important. Experience with GPOs and troubleshooting a domain full of
Windows based computers is also very important. I think if I had just done
the studying alone I would have failed but additional experience helped me
work through the questions that were tricky. So this is advice for those
who are looking to take this test. You probably won't be able to pass this
unless you have specifically had to deal with the setup and issues that come
up in a 50+ computer/user domain.

Comparing this test to 70-620 it was far more difficult based on the number
of difference categories these questions could come from though there was
one thing that did make it easier. I never had a simulation question in
this exam like I had in 70-620. In that test I had at least 3 and maybe 4
of them. I don't know if this is common or not with either test but this is
my experience. The simulation questions are quite difficult because they
have to be done precisely and the simulation environment is not that great.
For instance in one of my simulation questions I needed to setup a device.
I then realized afterwards that I had set it up incorrectly so I tried to do
what I'd do in real life which is delete it and recreate it but when I tried
the delete option it simply explained that I wasn't allowed to do this in
the simulation environment. I panicked for a moment until I found that
there was a reset button on the simulation which brought me back to the
beginning of the simulation and I was able to get it all setup again. So
needless to say I was glad not to run into any simulation questions this
time around.

A MAJOR and IDIOTIC problem I ran into this time was that the spelling and
grammar was incorrect in this exam! Sometimes words would run together and
sometimes there would be spaces in the middle of words. This made for quite
the guessing game.

As far time available, the 70-620 test gave 180 minutes for about 60
question from what I remember. 70-622 gave 120 minutes for 55 questions.
For me, I was able to finish the 70-620 with over an hour left but even then
knocking an hour off the amount of time available to take the 70-622 test
made me nervous. However, I was able to complete all the questions in just
under an hour which allowed me time to go through every single question
again (fortunately since I found one that I thought was right for sure but I
had in fact misread the question) and then again one more time for the
questions that I marked. Even after doing these three passes I finished the
test with 20 minutes left on the clock. So time was not really a factor
after all.

Overall I feel that between studying for the 70-620 and 70-622 test I've
increased my knowledge about Vista by at least 100% even though I thought I
was quite knowledgeable to start with. I'd recommend taking these tests to
anyone who deals with Vista and works in either a help desk or system
administrator position.

 
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Steve Davis
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      11-21-2008
Congrats on your new MCITP certification. 70-622 is the one I'm getting
ready to study for. I just passed 70-620 about a 2 weeks ago. Did you find
the MS Press or the Sybex book prepared you more for this test?

thanks,

Steve Davis

"Mike Russcher" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I just got back from passing the 70-622 exam. Scored an 838 on it which I
>consider to be a good range. I've never ended a test with higher than a
>898 or less than a 730 so this one falls a little higher than average for
>me.
>
> Vista Experience:
> Downloaded original beta of Vista long ago and began using it back then
> Purchased Vista Ultimate for my home PC days after its release
> Installed Vista Business on my work PC two months ago for testing purposes
> Never dealt with GPO settings specific to Vista in a working environment
> Never did a large scale deployment using SMS or WDS
>
> Materials used:
> Book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-622)
> Book: Sybex Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Support Enterprise Study
> Guide: Exam 70-622
> Study Guide: Measureup
> Study Guide: A bunch of available free trial study guides
> Website: http://mcpmag.com/reviews/exams/rss....itorialsID=120
> Website: http://www.netfresco.com/cert/70-622/
> Virtual Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb539979.aspx
>
> On the test there were 55 questions and 120 minutes given to complete.
>
> Of the 55 questions I found 3 that dealt with things I had never heard of
> before. I was surprised since I felt like I had been very thorough in my
> studying. However, one of my downfalls is that I've never worked with a
> large Vista network that required related work with GPOs, mobile users,
> unattended deployment, and networking.
>
> Still, this proved to be just a minor set back. As far as whether
> experience is necessary with Vista before taking this test I'd say it is
> very important. Experience with GPOs and troubleshooting a domain full of
> Windows based computers is also very important. I think if I had just
> done the studying alone I would have failed but additional experience
> helped me work through the questions that were tricky. So this is advice
> for those who are looking to take this test. You probably won't be able
> to pass this unless you have specifically had to deal with the setup and
> issues that come up in a 50+ computer/user domain.
>
> Comparing this test to 70-620 it was far more difficult based on the
> number of difference categories these questions could come from though
> there was one thing that did make it easier. I never had a simulation
> question in this exam like I had in 70-620. In that test I had at least 3
> and maybe 4 of them. I don't know if this is common or not with either
> test but this is my experience. The simulation questions are quite
> difficult because they have to be done precisely and the simulation
> environment is not that great. For instance in one of my simulation
> questions I needed to setup a device. I then realized afterwards that I
> had set it up incorrectly so I tried to do what I'd do in real life which
> is delete it and recreate it but when I tried the delete option it simply
> explained that I wasn't allowed to do this in the simulation environment.
> I panicked for a moment until I found that there was a reset button on the
> simulation which brought me back to the beginning of the simulation and I
> was able to get it all setup again. So needless to say I was glad not to
> run into any simulation questions this time around.
>
> A MAJOR and IDIOTIC problem I ran into this time was that the spelling and
> grammar was incorrect in this exam! Sometimes words would run together
> and sometimes there would be spaces in the middle of words. This made for
> quite the guessing game.
>
> As far time available, the 70-620 test gave 180 minutes for about 60
> question from what I remember. 70-622 gave 120 minutes for 55 questions.
> For me, I was able to finish the 70-620 with over an hour left but even
> then knocking an hour off the amount of time available to take the 70-622
> test made me nervous. However, I was able to complete all the questions
> in just under an hour which allowed me time to go through every single
> question again (fortunately since I found one that I thought was right for
> sure but I had in fact misread the question) and then again one more time
> for the questions that I marked. Even after doing these three passes I
> finished the test with 20 minutes left on the clock. So time was not
> really a factor after all.
>
> Overall I feel that between studying for the 70-620 and 70-622 test I've
> increased my knowledge about Vista by at least 100% even though I thought
> I was quite knowledgeable to start with. I'd recommend taking these tests
> to anyone who deals with Vista and works in either a help desk or system
> administrator position.


 
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Mike Russcher
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      11-22-2008
In my opinion it was the MS Press that did the best job. It covered a
couple more topics than the Sybex book did that were relevant to the test.
The Sybex book did have some real world information that was helpful in my
job but not so much in the test.

"Steve Davis" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:e$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Congrats on your new MCITP certification. 70-622 is the one I'm getting
> ready to study for. I just passed 70-620 about a 2 weeks ago. Did you find
> the MS Press or the Sybex book prepared you more for this test?
>
> thanks,
>
> Steve Davis
>
> "Mike Russcher" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I just got back from passing the 70-622 exam. Scored an 838 on it which I
>>consider to be a good range. I've never ended a test with higher than a
>>898 or less than a 730 so this one falls a little higher than average for
>>me.
>>
>> Vista Experience:
>> Downloaded original beta of Vista long ago and began using it back then
>> Purchased Vista Ultimate for my home PC days after its release
>> Installed Vista Business on my work PC two months ago for testing
>> purposes
>> Never dealt with GPO settings specific to Vista in a working environment
>> Never did a large scale deployment using SMS or WDS
>>
>> Materials used:
>> Book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-622)
>> Book: Sybex Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Support Enterprise Study
>> Guide: Exam 70-622
>> Study Guide: Measureup
>> Study Guide: A bunch of available free trial study guides
>> Website: http://mcpmag.com/reviews/exams/rss....itorialsID=120
>> Website: http://www.netfresco.com/cert/70-622/
>> Virtual Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb539979.aspx
>>
>> On the test there were 55 questions and 120 minutes given to complete.
>>
>> Of the 55 questions I found 3 that dealt with things I had never heard of
>> before. I was surprised since I felt like I had been very thorough in my
>> studying. However, one of my downfalls is that I've never worked with a
>> large Vista network that required related work with GPOs, mobile users,
>> unattended deployment, and networking.
>>
>> Still, this proved to be just a minor set back. As far as whether
>> experience is necessary with Vista before taking this test I'd say it is
>> very important. Experience with GPOs and troubleshooting a domain full
>> of Windows based computers is also very important. I think if I had just
>> done the studying alone I would have failed but additional experience
>> helped me work through the questions that were tricky. So this is advice
>> for those who are looking to take this test. You probably won't be able
>> to pass this unless you have specifically had to deal with the setup and
>> issues that come up in a 50+ computer/user domain.
>>
>> Comparing this test to 70-620 it was far more difficult based on the
>> number of difference categories these questions could come from though
>> there was one thing that did make it easier. I never had a simulation
>> question in this exam like I had in 70-620. In that test I had at least
>> 3 and maybe 4 of them. I don't know if this is common or not with either
>> test but this is my experience. The simulation questions are quite
>> difficult because they have to be done precisely and the simulation
>> environment is not that great. For instance in one of my simulation
>> questions I needed to setup a device. I then realized afterwards that I
>> had set it up incorrectly so I tried to do what I'd do in real life which
>> is delete it and recreate it but when I tried the delete option it simply
>> explained that I wasn't allowed to do this in the simulation environment.
>> I panicked for a moment until I found that there was a reset button on
>> the simulation which brought me back to the beginning of the simulation
>> and I was able to get it all setup again. So needless to say I was glad
>> not to run into any simulation questions this time around.
>>
>> A MAJOR and IDIOTIC problem I ran into this time was that the spelling
>> and grammar was incorrect in this exam! Sometimes words would run
>> together and sometimes there would be spaces in the middle of words.
>> This made for quite the guessing game.
>>
>> As far time available, the 70-620 test gave 180 minutes for about 60
>> question from what I remember. 70-622 gave 120 minutes for 55 questions.
>> For me, I was able to finish the 70-620 with over an hour left but even
>> then knocking an hour off the amount of time available to take the 70-622
>> test made me nervous. However, I was able to complete all the questions
>> in just under an hour which allowed me time to go through every single
>> question again (fortunately since I found one that I thought was right
>> for sure but I had in fact misread the question) and then again one more
>> time for the questions that I marked. Even after doing these three
>> passes I finished the test with 20 minutes left on the clock. So time
>> was not really a factor after all.
>>
>> Overall I feel that between studying for the 70-620 and 70-622 test I've
>> increased my knowledge about Vista by at least 100% even though I thought
>> I was quite knowledgeable to start with. I'd recommend taking these
>> tests to anyone who deals with Vista and works in either a help desk or
>> system administrator position.

>

 
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Montreal_MCT
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      11-22-2008
Hi Mike,

Congratulations on passing the exam! I am glad you did well, and feel that
preparing for this exam made you learn more about the operating system.

As for the typos (esp. words running together) it is usually not a function
of the text, but of the display. The test engine has been known to mix
things like that up. I have seen questions where we typed them in
accurately, then they appeared wrong on the exam... and when we
double-checked the source documents it was correct.

Keep up the good work! Where to next, Mr. MCITP?

M
--
Mitch Garvis
Microsoft MVP: Essential Server Solutions
http://garvis.ca/blogs

"Mike Russcher" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> I just got back from passing the 70-622 exam. Scored an 838 on it which I
> consider to be a good range. I've never ended a test with higher than a
> 898 or less than a 730 so this one falls a little higher than average for
> me.
>
> Vista Experience:
> Downloaded original beta of Vista long ago and began using it back then
> Purchased Vista Ultimate for my home PC days after its release
> Installed Vista Business on my work PC two months ago for testing purposes
> Never dealt with GPO settings specific to Vista in a working environment
> Never did a large scale deployment using SMS or WDS
>
> Materials used:
> Book: MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-622)
> Book: Sybex Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Support Enterprise Study
> Guide: Exam 70-622
> Study Guide: Measureup
> Study Guide: A bunch of available free trial study guides
> Website: http://mcpmag.com/reviews/exams/rss....itorialsID=120
> Website: http://www.netfresco.com/cert/70-622/
> Virtual Labs: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb539979.aspx
>
> On the test there were 55 questions and 120 minutes given to complete.
>
> Of the 55 questions I found 3 that dealt with things I had never heard of
> before. I was surprised since I felt like I had been very thorough in my
> studying. However, one of my downfalls is that I've never worked with a
> large Vista network that required related work with GPOs, mobile users,
> unattended deployment, and networking.
>
> Still, this proved to be just a minor set back. As far as whether
> experience is necessary with Vista before taking this test I'd say it is
> very important. Experience with GPOs and troubleshooting a domain full of
> Windows based computers is also very important. I think if I had just
> done the studying alone I would have failed but additional experience
> helped me work through the questions that were tricky. So this is advice
> for those who are looking to take this test. You probably won't be able
> to pass this unless you have specifically had to deal with the setup and
> issues that come up in a 50+ computer/user domain.
>
> Comparing this test to 70-620 it was far more difficult based on the
> number of difference categories these questions could come from though
> there was one thing that did make it easier. I never had a simulation
> question in this exam like I had in 70-620. In that test I had at least 3
> and maybe 4 of them. I don't know if this is common or not with either
> test but this is my experience. The simulation questions are quite
> difficult because they have to be done precisely and the simulation
> environment is not that great. For instance in one of my simulation
> questions I needed to setup a device. I then realized afterwards that I
> had set it up incorrectly so I tried to do what I'd do in real life which
> is delete it and recreate it but when I tried the delete option it simply
> explained that I wasn't allowed to do this in the simulation environment.
> I panicked for a moment until I found that there was a reset button on the
> simulation which brought me back to the beginning of the simulation and I
> was able to get it all setup again. So needless to say I was glad not to
> run into any simulation questions this time around.
>
> A MAJOR and IDIOTIC problem I ran into this time was that the spelling and
> grammar was incorrect in this exam! Sometimes words would run together
> and sometimes there would be spaces in the middle of words. This made for
> quite the guessing game.
>
> As far time available, the 70-620 test gave 180 minutes for about 60
> question from what I remember. 70-622 gave 120 minutes for 55 questions.
> For me, I was able to finish the 70-620 with over an hour left but even
> then knocking an hour off the amount of time available to take the 70-622
> test made me nervous. However, I was able to complete all the questions
> in just under an hour which allowed me time to go through every single
> question again (fortunately since I found one that I thought was right for
> sure but I had in fact misread the question) and then again one more time
> for the questions that I marked. Even after doing these three passes I
> finished the test with 20 minutes left on the clock. So time was not
> really a factor after all.
>
> Overall I feel that between studying for the 70-620 and 70-622 test I've
> increased my knowledge about Vista by at least 100% even though I thought
> I was quite knowledgeable to start with. I'd recommend taking these tests
> to anyone who deals with Vista and works in either a help desk or system
> administrator position.


 
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