One of the greatest challenges an IT professional faces is keeping up with the rapid and constant changes in the technological landscape. There’s no question that the constant motion is part of what makes life in IT so interesting and exciting – especially to those of us who are gadget-inclined (or gadget-addicted). But it also makes for a difficult balance: how to continue to do all that is necessary for your job as it exists today, while also preparing for what’s to come.
Windows 7 Microsoft certifications
One of the more valuable resources available as we face that challenge is the industry-certification process. The benefits are really two-fold. First is the learning process that preparing for a Microsoft Certification offers. After all, the aim of any certification is to arm you with all the information necessary to tackle the subject at hand, and studying for the exams you’ll need to take to earn your certification will help you do just that. Second is the professional value that a certification provides. Proof of your familiarity with specific products and technologies can often be what makes the difference between getting that interview you’re after, or even getting the job.
The first certification available for Windows 7 is the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). Earning an MCTS certification in Windows 7 requires passing one exam: 70-680 – Windows 7, Configuration. This exam covers the following topics:
* – Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
* – Deploying Windows 7
* – Configuring Hardware and Applications
* – Configuring Network Connectivity
* – Configuring Access to Resources
* – Configuring Mobile Computing
* – Monitoring and Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7
* – Configuring Backup and Recovery Options
So if you’d like to bring Windows 7 knowledge and your Microsoft certifications up-to-date, visit Microsoft Technet for further details.