It’s been a while since I last time taken Windows client certification exams. Well I’m certified on Windows client starting from the Windows XP/MCDST certification, and actually did all the upgrades all the way up to Windows 7. But it seems that now is quite good time to either took or refresh Microsoft Client certification as Microsoft suggests you to Step Up to Windows 10 challenge. To put things simply it means that if you earn a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification in Windows 8 between February 15, 2015, and May 31, 2015, and you’ll be eligible to take a Windows 10 exam (Exam 697) for free.
So I decided to participate and for me it should take only 70-689 upgrade exam which I already paid for and scheduled – challenge accepted 🙂 .
So I guess as a part of my preparation to 70-689 I will write series of posts covering exam objectives and everything it is necessary to know about Windows 8.1 (at least in terms of passing certification exam). I think this is also good idea for me as since last time I seriously learnt client side stuff was at the time of Windows XP, next there were upgrade exams with lesser amount of learning and preparation, with Windows 8.1 and soon to be released Windows 10 windows client OS amassed critical mass of changes and features which are warranting for thorough learning and review.