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    Passed a stack of exams.

    Myself and Ashman91 have taken some MS Exams recently curtesy of our school being quite generous. I have come out with all of these (Haven't taken the full exams yet for MCTIP and MCSE as they will cost a fortune). Ashman91 came out with most of these but missed a few server ones off as he hasnt done much server stuff, but I am chuffed to bits that we passed these! Below is the list of the modules we passed.

    1. Microsoft 4330: Working with Subqueries using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (Pass)
    2. Microsoft 6292: Installing and Configuring Windows 7 Client (Pass)
    3. Microsoft 6294: Planning and Managing Windows 7 Desktop Deployments and Environments (Pass)
    4. Microsoft 6321: Configuring a Virtual Environment (Pass)
    5. Microsoft 6361: Implementing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (Pass)
    6. Microsoft 6362: Deploying Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Clients (Pass)
    7. Microsoft 6418A: Deploying Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    8. Microsoft 6420A: Fundamentals of Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    9. Microsoft 6425B: Configuring and Troubleshooting Windows Server 2008 ADDS (Pass)
    10. Microsoft 6432A: Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Services (Pass)
    11. Microsoft 6437: Designing a Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure (Pass)
    12. Microsoft 6690: Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    13. Microsoft 6691: Fundamentals of TCP/IPv4 in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    14. Microsoft 6692: Creating IPv4 Address Spaces in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    15. Microsoft 6693: Fundamentals of Implementing IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    16. Microsoft 6694: Fundamentals of Administering Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    17. Microsoft 6695: Fundamentals of Implementing Security in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    18. Microsoft 6696: Implementing Windows Firewalls in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    19. Microsoft 6697: Configuring Remote Access and Routing in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    20. Microsoft 6698: Fundamentals of Implementing Network Load Balancing & Virtualisation (Pass)
    21. Microsoft 6699: Implementing Printing in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    22. Microsoft 6700: Configuring Servers and Server Roles in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    23. Microsoft 6702: Configuring the DHCP Server Roles in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    24. Microsoft 6703: Configuring IPv6 TCP/IP in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    25. Microsoft 6704: Configuring Routing and Remote Access in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    26. Microsoft 6705: Configuring the Network Policy Server Role Services in Windows Server 2008 (Pass)
    27. Microsoft 6868: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (Pass)
    28. Microsoft 6869: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Federation Services (Pass)
    29. Microsoft 6870: Configuring and Managing Active Directory Rights Management Services (Pass)
    30. Microsoft 7250: Managing Applications in a Windows Server 2008 Environment (Pass)
    31. Microsoft 10183: Clinic – What’s New in Microsoft Server 2008 R2 (Pass)
    32. Microsoft 10237: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 (Pass)
    33. Microsoft 10238: Configuring Disks and Device Drivers (Pass)
    34. Microsoft 10239: Configuring File Access and Printers on Windows 7 Client Computers (Pass)
    35. Microsoft 10241: Configuring Wireless Network Connections (Pass)
    36. Microsoft 10242: Securing Windows 7 Desktops (Pass)
    37. Microsoft 10243: Configuring Network Security in Windows 7 (Pass)
    38. Microsoft 10244: Optimising and Maintaining Windows 7 Client Computers (Pass)
    39. Microsoft 10245: Configuring Mobile Computing and Remote Access in Windows 7 (Pass)
    40. Microsoft 10247: Preparing to Deploy Windows 7 Business Desktops (Pass)
    41. Microsoft 10248: Assessing Application Compatibility in Windows 7 (Pass)
    42. Microsoft 10249: Evaluating Windows 7 Deployment Methods (Pass)
    43. Microsoft 10250: Designing Standard Windows 7 Images (Pass)
    44. Microsoft 10251: Deploying Windows 7 by using Windows AIK (Pass)
    45. Microsoft 10252: Deploying Windows 7 by using Windows Deployment Services (Pass)
    46. Microsoft 10253: Deploying Windows 7 by using Lite Touch and Zero Touch Installation (Pass)
    47. Microsoft 10254: Migrating User State by using WET and USMT 4.0 (Pass)
    48. Microsoft 10255: Designing, Configuring and Managing the Client Environment (Pass)
    49. Microsoft 10256: Planning and Deploying Applications and Updates to Windows 7 Clients (Pass)
    50. Microsoft 50255A: Managing, Maintaining, and Securing your network through group policy (Pass)
    51. Microsoft 50292: Administering and Maintaining Windows 7 (Pass)
    52. Microsoft 50331B: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support (Pass)
    53. Microsoft 50322C: Configuring and Administering Windows 7 (Pass)


    We managed to get 45 of these free due to MSDNAA and at £13.80 a pop for the rest, it worked cheap for our school, but still I am chuffed to bits..as is Ashman91!!

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    Congrats !!

    Two Questions :

    1. Is this for the MCITP ?
    2. Does the MCITP replace or will it replace the MCSE or what exactly ?

    Thanks

    P.S

    As a side note - not relating to this post but one of your posts ref the world travelling - you managed to look into tesco loans and if you dont mind me asking which bank was it that you are with - answer in a pm if required

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    We took these as the school cannot afford the exams for both of us to do the MCSE and MCITP. It covers a huge chunk of the requirements for both, but still some study to do. Might negotiate with MS to see if we can swap all out for a full qualification or something of that nature.

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    wow! Congrats!

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    Well done, quite a haul!

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    well done, tell us more about msdnaa, free is my kinda price!

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    I cant even get anything like this from my employer (NHS), good on ya.

    I've been asking for some of them for ages.

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    MSDNAA costs us just shy of £4000 a year for our subscription. You get a certain amount of free exams with them, however you don't get the full exams for MCSA and MCITP etc. The ones I have done, cover a range of quals...My intention is to get all module passes for MCSE, MCITP, MCDC and MSDBA and then speak with MS to see if I can "trade them" for the full qualifications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    Congrats !!

    Two Questions :

    1. Is this for the MCITP ?
    2. Does the MCITP replace or will it replace the MCSE or what exactly ?
    MCITP covers lots of different areas. You can be an MCITP in anything from Enterprise Desktop Administration to MCITP: Database Developer. All these require 2 or more exams to achieve.
    See here: MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) | Training Courses for IT Professionals

    MCTS is what you get for passing one of these. So at the moment I am an MCTS for Windows 7.
    If I wanted an equivalent of an MCSA I would be looking at MCITP: Server Administrator (Which I am currently working on) and MCSE would be MCITP: Enterprise Administrator.
    Now when I say equivalent there is a catch, the MCITP qualifcations are only valid for the life time of that product and as such will expire (unlike my MCSA).

    You would have to take a full exam to get the full qualification I would have thought else it would be considered easier to do them in these small chunks.

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    Firstly well done, that is a very impressive list.

    How did you go about studying for all of those exams as well as working?

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    Each module is roughly 2 hours of study, and we have been studying on and off since May. We studied in lunch breaks, free time, at home etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Myself and Ashman91 have taken some MS Exams recently curtesy of our school being quite generous. I have come out with all of these (Haven't taken the full exams yet for MCTIP and MCSE as they will cost a fortune). Ashman91 came out with most of these but missed a few server ones off as he hasnt done much server stuff, but I am chuffed to bits that we passed these! Below is the list of the modules we passed...

    ...We managed to get 45 of these free due to MSDNAA and at £13.80 a pop for the rest, it worked cheap for our school, but still I am chuffed to bits..as is Ashman91!!
    Congrats on pass the courses.

    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    ...Might negotiate with MS to see if we can swap all out for a full qualification or something of that nature.
    The answer will be no, those are courses not qualifications (similar to Learndirect - statements of completion rather than qualifications themselves). You will have to pass the required MCTS/MCITP exams.

    -Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagnerk View Post
    The answer will be no, those are courses not qualifications (similar to Learndirect - statements of completion rather than qualifications themselves). You will have to pass the required MCTS/MCITP exams.

    -Ken
    Indeed. You get a load free if you've got a technet sub and I find them useful for MCTS revision, but you can just click next to skip through the courses and get the certificate. A proctored exam it isn't.

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    massive zombie thread,
    i have been looking at taking some Micorsoft modules (chance of me being able to fund a whole MCTS is nill) so looking and working through modules as and when i have the money for it.
    if i pass certain items could i still put those on a CV as a gain qualification even though it havent taken all the exams to get the full MCTS?

    Has anyone got any feedback on the online training resources such as Collection 6292

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