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#1 jleenderts

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 10:47 PM

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(TS: Windows 7, Configuring)

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Passed the official 70-680 :D , because i failed the beta :(

This exam was easyer then the beta.
Only 45 questions, 1,5 hour time.
No sims, only straith questions without a lot of text.

You could take this exam with a litte bit of knowledge of the new features, the rest is the same as Windows XP/Vista.

So good luck to all, who are planning this exam.
Next = 2 beta exams for Windows 7 pro (71-685/686) and ITIL V3

Edited by Chargerhawk, 23 September 2009 - 03:17 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 12:55 AM

Passed this exam recently without breaking a sweat.

Although matters like BitLocker, IE, IPv6, EFS were predictable for this exam, I thought it would be more a challenge.

Number of exam questions: 45
Number of survey questions: 10 (do not count towards exam result!)
Time given to complete exam: 100 minutes approx.
Type of questions: mainly single choice (sadly enough not even one hotspot)
Simulations: None (sad but true)

Material used for preparation:
MOC 6292A and almost 6 months working with the Beta and RC, TechNet and Partner links also helped.

Personal recommendations:
I suggest you wait until the official release of the Microsoft Self-paced Training Kit for this exam (Amazon link: hxxp://www.amazon.com/MCTS-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-680/dp/0735627088/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1253885695&sr=1-6). Usually those books are the best material for preparation if you can't afford attending an official MOC.

Personal thoughts:
This exam is way too easy for those who have also passed exams 70-270 and 70-620 with no difficulty and who have at least a few years practical experience in client administration. I really hope that MS will change this exam in the near future. At least some Sims and HotSpot questions would be a nice addition to make it more like a challenge. If it remains the way it is now, it will sooner or later become another target for those numerous braindumpers out there...and that means that it will become a worthless paper in IT industry.

Personal suggestions:
You should really consider taking this exam instead of 70-620 if you are working towards the MCITP Enterprise Administrator credential. Although it is not noted on the official website regarding the requirements for MCITP:EA, MS has recently confirmed that exam 70-680 can be selected as elective exam instead of exam 70-620 or 70-624. This is also indicated on the 70-680 studying guide.
Exam 70-680 will also count towards the soon to be released credentials MCITP Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 (70-680 and 70-686) as well as MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 (70-680 and 70-685), which will surely replace the Vista-related MCITP Enterprise Desktop Support Technician credential. There has not yet been confirmed that there will be an upgrade exam available although this would seem to be most likely.

Useful links:
Exam 70-680 study guide (official MS link):
hxxp://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-680

Exam 70-686 study guide (official MS link):
hxxp://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-686&Locale=en-us

Exam 70-685 study guide (official MS link):
hxxp://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/Exam.aspx?ID=70-685&Locale=en-us


Last but not least, please do not PM me for dumps or other illegal material, since I do not have what you want. Please stick to the rules of this forum. Thank you for your co-operation.

A link to this topic has also been added to the list of MCTS "I passed" topics pinned in this section.

The best of luck to you all who are considering taking this exam in the near future!

kind regards,
Charger

Edited by Chargerhawk, 26 September 2009 - 01:20 AM.

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#3 woodydotnet

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:07 AM

I passed this exam 09/25. I worked with the Beta and RC and managed to get a production copy early. Very little study time was required. This may have been the easiest MS exam I've ever taken. I did an on line mini-course through my employer and that was about all I needed.
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#4 Jackson Chong

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:06 PM

I also passed it last week
It is quite easy for me to go
Because I tried RC version of Windows 7
ANd I also have > 5 years experiences on M$'s environment
Remember if u have enough skills on M$
and if u have enough new features of Windows 7
u can go
I also attended the offfical training from M$'s partner which is abt Windows 7 released
It is also good for me to know the new features abt it
Like XP cannot upgrade to Windows 7
and In Private new features
and others~~~
Very nice info~~~
I passed it abt 1000
u all can try to go with this~~~
:D
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 10:42 PM

You have provided perfect information so that I will try with this to complete this exam.



I also passed it last week
It is quite easy for me to go
Because I tried RC version of Windows 7
ANd I also have > 5 years experiences on M$'s environment
Remember if u have enough skills on M$
and if u have enough new features of Windows 7
u can go
I also attended the offfical training from M$'s partner which is abt Windows 7 released
It is also good for me to know the new features abt it
Like XP cannot upgrade to Windows 7
and In Private new features
and others~~~
Very nice info~~~
I passed it abt 1000
u all can try to go with this~~~
:D


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#6 deadhou5e

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:51 PM

I passed the exam last Thursday. :)
I had 65 Questions and 3 Hours Time
My Score is: 896/1000

I´ve been working with the Beta and RC.
I´m very happy that i passed the exam because that´s my first MCTS.
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#7 Chargerhawk

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 05:17 AM

Update Information:

Please note that exam 70-680 can also be selected as either client core or elective exam for MCSA and MCSE credentials (like exam 70-620)!

MS has recently updated it's list for MCSA and MCSE requirements.

kind regards,
Charger
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#8 krishnas

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Posted 18 November 2009 - 02:51 PM

Passed with 957... 65 Questions... Easy to understand... Materials are availalbe in internet...
Prepared with Win Beta version and gone through Microsoft products Quiz, all helped me to pass this...
Got Win 7 Charter Membership also
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Posted 25 November 2009 - 11:23 PM

El 7amdeo Lellah, Passed with 978 on 25/11/2009, I had 65 in my exam
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#10 SreejithVU

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:47 AM

I need this..
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 08:55 PM

passed 70-680 today with 828 score.
Detaisl as follwos >

TS: Windows 7, Configuration
Passing score: 700
Total questions: 65 [ Yes I got 65 Q's not 45 ]
Topics on which my skills measures >>

Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7

Deploying Windows 7

Configuring Hardware and Applications

Configuring network connectivity

Configuring Access to Resources

Configuring Mobile Computing

Monitoring & Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7

Configuring Backup and recovery Options


Cheer's,
B)
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#12 simulatedsurvivor

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Posted 03 January 2010 - 08:20 AM

Passed today 1/2/10 with a score of 908. The exam covered the topics mentioned above by sco1984. Had to answer 65q's.
I went to the official upgrading skills to Win7 Microsoft course. Also used the official MS press books (self paced training kit).
Some mobile computing questions and some IPv6/DNS questions took me by surprise but the answers were logical. Questions were all multiple choice with some requiring multiple choices but no simulations or matching columns type of questions. Good luck all.
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#13 salamz

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:02 AM

Today i have passed my exam 750/1000. Total 65 questions
and if u read the offical book of Microsoft 100% Gurantee that u all ll cleared the exam as well
Most of Question are already in quiz in this book and rest are also from book if u read it carefully

Good luck all.


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#14 bviswanath

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 12:36 AM

hi, friends i passed 70-680 , 1000/1000, ***MODERATED***. i am planning to do 70-640 & ccna

Edited by mip104, 22 January 2010 - 12:13 AM.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 04:47 PM

Hi all,
I'm going to write this paper by next weeks, any updates on changes regarding the questions and question count? (still its 65 only na). :blush:
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 06:54 PM

Hi all,
I'm going to write this paper by next weeks, any updates on changes regarding the questions and question count? (still its 65 only na). :blush:


Hi there, regarding the rules, it is not allowed to discuss about the changes in exam questions, and regarding the number of questions you can see in the latest post that belongs to January and it is 65.

Good luck
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 05:33 PM

Hi Pals,

I've just passed my 70-680 exam by 10 minutes ago, I scored 775/1000, The questions were new one, most of guessed and confidently answered, preparation ___ wont work it gives only 10%, rest others from your experience with windows 7 and preparation guide from microsoft. Thanks for your all support, my next process is 70-685. c u. :rolleyes:

Edited by Sunfish, 27 February 2010 - 08:49 PM.

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#18 mksctg

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Posted 23 March 2010 - 02:21 AM

Today I've Passed MCTS(70-680);

Score: 850/1000

was not so easy as i thought.

ALL the Best for others !!!

Edited by mksctg, 23 March 2010 - 02:22 AM.

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#19 acidburnsyou

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:55 AM

passed on 28th with 890, Got myself a very cheap voucher off ebay for only £30
seller still has plenty left if any ones intrested, (auction no : 120579914454)

thanks for all the good links and study guides

good luck to the rest of you on this exam, now it's time for a few beers
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:30 PM

Does anyone know the changes that have occurred on the 70-680 (TS: Windows 7, Configuring) exam ??

Edited by Mr.Java, 25 June 2010 - 07:34 PM.

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#21 dforge715

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Posted 08 August 2010 - 02:10 AM

Passed with 810, whew! No sims, 63 questions some of which I think were BETA; I think official number of questions is less than 50. My preps were my course at local college-- textbook is Wm Panek's MCTS: Win 7, included 2 practice tests & flash cards on DVD. I drilled on the latter for about 2 wks before my exam, helped with final exam at school. Suggested concentration areas--BranchCache, WinRM, disk imaging, DirectAccess. Good luck.
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 04:36 AM

Does anyone know the changes that have occurred on the 70-680 (TS: Windows 7, Configuring) exam ??


I would suggest you read the post from Mip just 3 or 4 posts above yours, as per NDA you accept and sign before/during the exam it is not allowed to discuss about questions, simulations or changes met in the exam so don't ask, know your stuff and you won't face any problem.

This is a friendly warning, but I hope you got the sense.

Lethe.
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#23 epower

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Posted 02 October 2010 - 02:39 AM

Hi,
What study materials do you recommend using for the 70-680 exam? I know there's a few different books out there, not sure which book to buy or what test questions to use
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#24 Bender201

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:24 PM

There's a huge list of videos for this exam here - http://scriptimus.wo...dy-video-links/
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Posted 14 May 2011 - 07:21 AM

I am planning on giving this exam but it doesn't seem like most people are interested in this one. Does that mean it doesn't have much value?
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:47 AM

I am planning on giving this exam but it doesn't seem like most people are interested in this one. Does that mean it doesn't have much value?


http://www.microsoft...80&locale=en-us

Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration

Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 03:05 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exam.aspx?ID=70-680&locale=en-us

Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration

Exam 70-680: TS: Windows 7, Configuring: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):

MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

Yes Faisal bhai i saw all of that. But whats making me have second thoughts is the very few number of people here on sadikhov who are trying this. I've been out of the scene for a long while and have just started studying this stuff again. I'm actually not sure what to do. I want to give the CCENT exam but people are saying give directly the CCNA exam. I think that would be tough for me.

Its like this, my main aim is to give the CCNA or CCENT exam but i'm on this one because i think it might just make things a little easier for me. I don't know if i'm right. Thats why i need help.
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#28 faisal.saleem

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:29 PM

In short first try to do MCITP or whatever the old MCSE we call nowadays and then think to do CCNA.

One more thing i am not sure if you know already. Actually if are student and have a valid student ID card(issued from your univ/college/school) then you can get up to 55% discount on every exam ( that have a 72 prefix)
http://www.microsoft...reer-offer.aspx

HTH.
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#29 13yearoldmcp

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Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:36 PM

arghh i got exited. These exams have 70 prefix. I think i might find a discount voucher from here anyways.

So what i should do right now is prepare for this exam and then give the 685 or 686 to become MCITP and then go for CCNA?

One more thing, would it be better if i do CCENT first or should i go firectly for the CCNA
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Posted 15 May 2011 - 10:28 PM

It all depends on where you want to go...

At least in larger enterprises servers and network infrastructure are dealt with by different teams of people - with only little to no overlap. In small to medium size companies the IT people have to deal with everything so that they need to know both worlds.

If you select the server side then the MCITP Enterprise Administrator is a good starting point. If you prefer the network infrastructure side then go straigt for the CCNA.

Regarding the CCNA I always strongly recommend to go for the 2 exam path, i.e. pass ICND1 first to get your CCENT and then take your time to tackle ICND2 to complete your CCNA. There is absolutely no advantage in taking the all-in-one CCNA exam but if you fail you simply burn more money. ;)
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