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MCDST Upgrade to incorporate Windows 7

    Question

  • Hello

    I have the MCDST and I would like to upgrade the cert to include windows 7.  I have been looking on the certification site and I am not sure which exams I need to sit to achieve this.

    Can anyone advise?

    thanks
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 3:39 PM

Answers

  • Unfortunately there is no upgrade path.

    You have to do the full path. 70-680 & 70-685. Then you have to get a certification from HDI as well.

    -Mike Sakal

    • Marked as answer by silentbob29 Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:16 AM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:04 PM
  • According to this blog post that may change: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/2009/12/are-you-certifiable-2

    "Jim: Yes, we are creating an exam so that either XP DST’s or Vista EDST’s can take this one exam and become MCTS: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certified. This upgrade exam will be out in early 2010."

    I think the MCTS part is a mistake and Jim means MCITP:EDST
    • Proposed as answer by rhagman Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by silentbob29 Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:16 AM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:10 PM
  • Obiviously ,there are no upgrade exam currently available for MCDST to WIndows 7.

    So,you can directly consider about MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 ,that is to say ,you can directly apply 70-680 and 70-686.

    Whatever path  you take will promise you the same cert.



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    • Marked as answer by silentbob29 Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:16 AM
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 2:39 AM

All replies

  • Unfortunately there is no upgrade path.

    You have to do the full path. 70-680 & 70-685. Then you have to get a certification from HDI as well.

    -Mike Sakal

    • Marked as answer by silentbob29 Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:16 AM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:04 PM
  • According to this blog post that may change: http://borntolearn.mslearn.net/2009/12/are-you-certifiable-2

    "Jim: Yes, we are creating an exam so that either XP DST’s or Vista EDST’s can take this one exam and become MCTS: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certified. This upgrade exam will be out in early 2010."

    I think the MCTS part is a mistake and Jim means MCITP:EDST
    • Proposed as answer by rhagman Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by silentbob29 Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:16 AM
    Wednesday, December 16, 2009 10:10 PM
  • Obiviously ,there are no upgrade exam currently available for MCDST to WIndows 7.

    So,you can directly consider about MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 ,that is to say ,you can directly apply 70-680 and 70-686.

    Whatever path  you take will promise you the same cert.



    ___________________
    Microsoft experience http://www.microsoftkit.com
    Trainig http://www.getinmore.com
    • Marked as answer by silentbob29 Thursday, December 17, 2009 8:16 AM
    Thursday, December 17, 2009 2:39 AM
  • If you take 70-686 you become MCITP:EDA  for MCITP:EDST it is 70-685 
    Friday, December 18, 2009 7:23 PM