Should I still take my 70-686 test.

Mkiniry9600Mkiniry9600 Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
Hello every one.

I have been studding for my 70-686 test and have not schedule a date for it but I was wondering should I even take it anymore because its past January 31, 2014. I have past my 70-680 about a year back. So any advise is very much appreciated.

Mark
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  • bull313bull313 Posts: 138Member
    Hello, Mark, and welcome to the forum :)

    I would say go for it, provided that Windows 7 is still relevant at your current position. I believe it would be another year or two before Windows 8 takes over in the workplace. When I used to teach in Arkansas back in 2008-2009, Office 2003 was still very popular.

    Best of luck to you!
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  • LittleBITLittleBIT Posts: 320Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Absolutely!

    You can earn the MCSA, which is still pretty good. I would say I see Win 7 being around (like WinXP) in the professional environment for the next few years, (3 - 5). Windows 8 is just really crappy and not business oriented in my opinion.

    Good luck!

    If you do, I would recommend the 70-686 training kit by Microsoft Press.
    Kindly doing the needful
  • Mkiniry9600Mkiniry9600 Posts: 11Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I would like to say thank you LittleBit and bull313. This has helped me and I going for the 70-686. Also does anyone know if there are any lab books for the 70-686 like they have for the 70-685 exam out there. Thank you all again
    WGU B.S. IT - Network Administration: Start Date June 1 2014 |Transferred | In Progress | Required | Completed|
    UBT1, ABV1, EBV1, DHV1, EAV1 | ORA1, WFV1, AGC1, CLC1, TBP1, EUP1, EUC1, CUV1, TJC1, TJP1, TCP1
    CJC1, BVC1, C278, UBC1, IWC1, IWT1, CRV1, CDC1, CDP1, CTV1,C277, AHV1, C298, MGC1, AIV1, TPV1, BNC1, AJV1, SBT1, RBT1
  • PolynomialPolynomial Posts: 365Member
    bull313 wrote: »
    I believe it would be another year or two before Windows 8 takes over in the workplace.

    Windows 8 will unlikely take over any workplace anyone ever works at.

    Unless you work at Microsoft.
  • mjdbb1mjdbb1 Posts: 14Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Sometimes I think people get too hung up on the versions of these certifications. While I don't think Windows 8 is seeing a lot of corporate adoption, much of the material on the exams is similar and they test a lot of the same skills (in my opinion).

    When I hire, I recognize the effort that a candidate put into obtaining a difficult certification like the MCSA. Generally speaking, I think that's more important than the version (Win7/Win8 ). Maybe it would be different if you were just starting out, but you're already halfway there. I would definitely complete the Windows 7 MCSA.
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