Sat 71-621 today

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Michael D. Alligood, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. 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, Jan 6, 2007
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  2. Michael D. Alligood

    Guest Guest

    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
     
    Guest, Jan 6, 2007
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  3. Michael D. Alligood

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    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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    Montreal MCT, Jan 6, 2007
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  4. 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.

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    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 6, 2007
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    Montreal MCT, Jan 7, 2007
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  6. Jacksonville, Florida. 78 an sunny today. :)

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    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 7, 2007
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    This is one of the ones I would have flamed.

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    TurkReno, Jan 8, 2007
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  8. What would you have flamed? My responds or Iceman's request for
    information?

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    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 8, 2007
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    Montreal MCT, Jan 8, 2007
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  10. Michael D. Alligood

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    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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    TurkReno, Jan 8, 2007
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  11. You're white?!?

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    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 8, 2007
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    Montreal MCT, Jan 9, 2007
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  13. Rethinking my existence. I will now have to have that talk with our
    mother!

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    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 9, 2007
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    Montreal MCT, Jan 9, 2007
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  15. I sat this exam Dec 22. Do we have an actual date we're supposed to get the
    results from this beta? I know it ends Jan 12, but how long will we be made
    to wait?

    Chance Webster
    A+, Network+, MCDST
     
    Chance Webster, Jan 11, 2007
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  16. According to the examination result page you should have received after
    taking the exam, it states; "You should receive your score report by
    mail before the live version of this exam is released. Score results are
    usually sent eight weeks after the beta period ends. However, the
    processing of some beta exams might require additional time." This was
    the case for the 71-620 I believe.

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    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 11, 2007
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  17. Yep, correct as usual. More details here:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/trika/archive...y-normal-or-news-about-vista-exam-71-620.aspx
     
    Jonathan Roberts, Jan 11, 2007
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