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Peter
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      05-26-2009
Hello everyone,
I am taking my 70-620 exam in about 2 weeks. I was wondering if this exam
(and the Server 2008 exams) are based on the RTM version of the product or
the current version such as the current service pack or R2 version.
Thanks.

Peter
 
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Harvey Colwell
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      05-26-2009
It depends when the exam is released. I took the Windows Server 2008 exams
before product's RTM date. If I remember right, some of the Windows Server
2000 exams were not released until two years after the product's RTM date.
And after a couple of years, the 70-292 exam was completely rewritten (this
caught a lot of people by surprise).


The only thing you can do is check "Skills Measured" section of Microsoft's
70-620 preparation guide.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...ms/70-620.aspx






"Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hello everyone,
> I am taking my 70-620 exam in about 2 weeks. I was wondering if this exam
> (and the Server 2008 exams) are based on the RTM version of the product or
> the current version such as the current service pack or R2 version.
> Thanks.
>
> Pete


 
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Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
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      05-26-2009
"Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hello everyone,
> I am taking my 70-620 exam in about 2 weeks. I was wondering if this exam
> (and the Server 2008 exams) are based on the RTM version of the product or
> the current version such as the current service pack or R2 version.


Generally the exams are based on the release version of the product.

However, it's generally an insignificant question because the level of
functionality rarely changes with a service pack addition.

R2 is not yet a released product -- it's not testable -- though there are
beta exams for Windows 7 on the radar. I've seen nothing to indicate there
will be a new set of exams for Win2008 R2, but the current exams are most
certainly based on Win2008SP1.


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Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

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Peter
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      05-31-2009
Lawrence,
I'm a little confused by your response. Initially you say exams are based
on the release version, then you say the Server 2008 exams are based on SP1.

In some situations there are real differences in functionality. For example
Bitlocker in Vista SP1 allows encryption of non-OS drives, RTM did not allow
that. That could make a difference on the exam if they are asking about
protecting data on a non-OS drive.

Peter



"Lawrence Garvin [MVP]" wrote:

> "Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hello everyone,
> > I am taking my 70-620 exam in about 2 weeks. I was wondering if this exam
> > (and the Server 2008 exams) are based on the RTM version of the product or
> > the current version such as the current service pack or R2 version.

>
> Generally the exams are based on the release version of the product.
>
> However, it's generally an insignificant question because the level of
> functionality rarely changes with a service pack addition.
>
> R2 is not yet a released product -- it's not testable -- though there are
> beta exams for Windows 7 on the radar. I've seen nothing to indicate there
> will be a new set of exams for Win2008 R2, but the current exams are most
> certainly based on Win2008SP1.
>
>
> --
> Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
> Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
> Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)
>
> MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
> My Websites: http://www.onsitechsolutions.com;
> http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
> My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pro...awrence.Garvin
>
>

 
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Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
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      06-01-2009
"Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Lawrence,
> I'm a little confused by your response. Initially you say exams are based
> on the release version, then you say the Server 2008 exams are based on
> SP1.


It's a trick answer. The original release version of Windows Server 2008
includes SP1.

A point that every Win2008 admin should be familiar with -- especially now
that SP2 has been released.


--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

MS WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
My Websites: http://www.onsitechsolutions.com;
http://wsusinfo.onsitechsolutions.com
My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pro...awrence.Garvin

 
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