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  • Is Vista certification worth it?

    I currently hold the MCDST (Windows XP) certification, which I achieved by passing 70-271 and 70-272.

    As an MCDST, you can upgrade to the "Vista" version of MCDST (called MCTS: Windows Vista) by passing one exam, 70-621 "Upgrading Your MCDST Certification to MCITP Enterprise Support".

    Given the negative general opinion on Windows Vista, the low rate of XP-to-Vista upgrades, and the release of Windows 7 by Q4 2009, is it worthwhile to achieve the MCTS Vista certification?

    I am leaning towards "yes", because since Q1 2007, millions of PCs and laptops with Vista have been sold worldwide. Additionally, it seems like Vista and Windows 7 are going to be very similar, so chances are that what I learn about Vista will be totally or at least partially applicable to Windows 7.

    Should I get Vista-certified this year, or wait and get Windows 7-certified next year? I do not think that my MCDST certification ever expires. What do you think? Thank you.
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    Re: Is Vista certification worth it?

    IMHO yes as it gives you MCTS, MCITP Enterprise Support and is a client exam for MCITP EA all in one
    Plus it is a fairly easy exam and as you say will give you a head start for Windows 7
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd

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      Re: Is Vista certification worth it?

      Vista exams will be a good 1.
      Vista has many features compare to XP/2000 Professional.
      I didnt know some Vista features before sitting for Vista exam.
      It's a good refresh exam to get hands on Vista.
      It's usually confusing which version of vista to buy. You should remember features of all Vista editions.
      Interesting exam how ever.
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