270 or 620 for MCSA

kevonkevon Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
I have A+ and Net+ which will go toward the MCSA elective. 290 and 291 are core and manadatory.

Considering I have about the same amount of experience with both XP and vista, which exam is easier to pass, and which will take less time to prepare for?



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    meadITmeadIT Member Posts: 581 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I haven't taken the XP exam (270) but the general consensus is that 620 is easier.
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    HeroPsychoHeroPsycho Inactive Imported Users Posts: 1,940
    Go for 620 anyway, even though it is easier. It gives you a leg up on getting MCITP: Enterprise Administrator, plus nets you MCTS if you don't have it already.
    Good luck to all!
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    Devin McCloudDevin McCloud Member Posts: 133
    Study for both the 270 and the 620 and then test out on the 620 cert. It will pay for it in the end.
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    kevonkevon Member Posts: 2 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Study for both the 270 and the 620 and then test out on the 620 cert. It will pay for it in the end.

    I did some more reading around on this forum and it seems that 620 doesn't cover quite a bit of the older stuff. So its probably a good idea then to at least read up the 270 material and familiarize myself with it just for the knowledge. But exam wise, concentrate on 620. where I work all the machines run vista and the server is 2003. I'm just an IT Tech right now, hopefully more certs will help me move up!
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    ULWizULWiz Member Posts: 722
    Yeah i would do the 620 as well since it counts for 2008 certs as well. The material in the 270 should also be learned.
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    excalibur1814excalibur1814 Member Posts: 82 ■■□□□□□□□□
    How about having a small amount of study on the 622 as that features most of the GP stuff with the advanced features.... After all, I felt that the 620 & 622 = 720 (ish)
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