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Topic # 136658 4-Dec-2013 20:07
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Hi there, i'm a recently finished my graduate diploma in computing from Unitec, And i would like do a IT desktop Certification from Microsoft ie., MCSA Windows Desktop Certification, so now i'm dilemma that which one to do either Windows 7 or Windows 8. So please suggest me which one is best in present NZ market thanks.

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  Reply # 945626 4-Dec-2013 20:18
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Hi there thanks for the reply can i know why windows 7? why not windows 8 . Some people said always go with new certification is always better than old one .Thanks.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 945635 4-Dec-2013 20:24
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I'd think you'd be better with the newer cert since it will be valid for longer



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  Reply # 945651 4-Dec-2013 20:30
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That's what i thought, but we need to know about win 7 very well then we can go for Win 8 if necessary in one exam only. And most organisation's here using Win 7 for desktop support. 



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  Reply # 945654 4-Dec-2013 20:33
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And this windows certification don't have a expiry date like MCSE, MCSM they do have expiry for 3 years and 2 years.  

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No enterprize is using W8. Most have barely gotten onto windows 7.



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  Reply # 945677 4-Dec-2013 21:03
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Thanks :)

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  Reply # 945680 4-Dec-2013 21:08
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I doubt having a Win8 cert makes you less employable to a employer that is deploying Win7



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  Reply # 945714 4-Dec-2013 22:01
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Yea that's why i'm going to take win  7 as he said many of the companies hasn't switched to Win 8. Anyways thanks 

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  Reply # 945792 5-Dec-2013 00:39
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timmmay: No enterprize is using W8. Most have barely gotten onto windows 7.


there are definately enterprises that are using windows 8 - some are also using Windows Store Apps (aka Metro apps) on tablet devices for their sales reps.  There are also many enterprises have been on windows 7 for a few years.

Regarding the training, there is also a lot of cross-product knowledge between windows 7 and windows 8 so i'd also suggest doing the Win8 course.  If you're looking for training material, there is a bunch of free training for both Windows 7 and Windows 8 available on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site which is worth checking out.




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Win7 may get you a job now. Win8 may help you keep it or get a later job.

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  Reply # 945857 5-Dec-2013 08:44
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Why not get both?



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  Reply # 945895 5-Dec-2013 09:14
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If we do win 7 obviously after that we can do win 8, i'm currently looking which one is best in the NZ market. Thanks for your answers.

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