MCTS/70-620

mjbossimjbossi Posts: 17Member ■□□□□□□□□□
When you take the 70-620 exam, do you get the cert MCTS after that one exam? How long is the cert good for and does it have to be renewed if at all?

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  • ULWizULWiz Posts: 722Member
    Well it looks like you have no certifications listed. If you take the vista 620 exam and its your first certification it only gives you MCP status.

    Look at microsoft site for certifications to see whats required for the cert in question
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned
    620 is an MCTS exam; you will be an MCTS after passing that exam.

    MCPs are earned for the older exams: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcp/requirements.mspx

    These are the MCTSs: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcts/default.mspx

    MCITPs need to be renewed, but only after significant changes have occurred (i.e. major service pack, new software release). MS estimates this at around three years, but there is no specific time period, and it will likely vary from product to product. MCTSs lose value with the product, and do not need to be renewed (i.e. Vista will lose value once the next client OS comes out).
  • ULWizULWiz Posts: 722Member
    I am actually studying for this exam right now, So i would get both MCP and MCTS
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned
    Where did you see that? They do not list the new exams on the MCP page (see my link above).

    edit: I forgot there are a couple of MCTS exams mixed in with some of those tracks. I'm curious to see how they handle that as they do not specifically list the MCTS/MCTIP exams on that page.
  • ULWizULWiz Posts: 722Member
    I though any ms exam gave you mcp status. Guess i was wrong. So just the MCTS and then i get a credit towards MCSE and MCSA
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • Non-Profit TechieNon-Profit Techie Posts: 418Member
    You become a Microsoft Certified Professional, but you dont actually get an MCP cert. Read that last night on MS site.
  • ULWizULWiz Posts: 722Member
    Do you get a Certificate for passing the 620 exam? Or anything to acknowledge that you passed besides you exam results
    CompTIA A+ Nov 25, 1997
    CompTIA Network+ March 7, 2008
    MCTS Vista 620 June 14, 2008
    MCP Server 290 Nov 15, 2008
    MCP Server 291 In Progress (Exam 12/28/09)
    Cisco CCENT In Progress
    MCP Server 291 In Progress
    C|EH In Progress
  • Non-Profit TechieNon-Profit Techie Posts: 418Member
    Yes, you get an MCTS-Vista cert, access to the MCP site which shows your progress and a woot woot from all your peeps :)
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