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272 Today - and passed!! Now MCDST

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by steve_f, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    Woohoo, I took the exam today and passed.

    I spent the last 20 minutes on 2 tricky questions that I had narrowed down to 2 out of 4 answers in both. I was agonising that thse 2 could make or break it for me - they were both covering the same topic and I didn't want to get too many wrong in the one section.

    As it happens I got 945 so I'm very pleased!!! :alc

    I highly recommend the QA-IQ centre in London, they were a lot more professional than the place I did my 271 at.

    Next on the list - i'm not sure yet. Trying to break back into IT, I was a PC repair tech from 1997 to 1999, and a DST type thing from 1999 to 2001 then kind of drifted away.
    Maybe I'll do A+ next. I'd be happy to hear your recommendations though.

    My advice for 272 is to do 271 first, then get straight to work on 272. Lots of 271 stuff on the 272 exam. Not so much vice versa.
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA 2003+Messaging, MCITP:SA, MCSA 2008, ITIL v3 Foundation, Comptia Server+ 2009, CCA Xenapp 6.5, VCP5-DV
    WIP: CCENT, CCNA, CCSA
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Start looking NOW... don't wait on more certifications. If you happen to get those certifications before you find a job, then that's well and good... but don't wait until you've got them to start looking.

    I'd recommend the A+. After that, do Network+, and then stop certifying until you start building some real-world experience.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Yep, I agree with what Boson said :iagree

    Remember alot of the professional certifications should reflect your job role/responsibilities :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Congrats Steve! :biggrin

    You need to update your profile then...
     
  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats dude.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  6. stuPeas

    stuPeas Megabyte Poster

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    congrats mate :D
     
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Congratulations 8)
     
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  8. thetokyoproject

    thetokyoproject Byte Poster

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    well done and congrats fella!

    Great to hear, but i kinda lost my way after passing the 271. hoping to pick it up and hit the 272 study hard. hopefully, the 272 will seem easier than the 271.
     
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  9. Matt_26uk

    Matt_26uk Nibble Poster

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    Congrats Steve
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    Well doen :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  11. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Congrats on the pass:)
     
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  12. Rafek

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    congratz mate:biggrin
     
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  13. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Congratulations on the pass!
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
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  14. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Well done mate, good stuff :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  15. Morne Louw

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    congrats
     
    Certifications: ECDL, OCN Level 2 HTML, A+,MCDST,70-270
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  16. steve_f

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    Thanks for the congrats everyone.

    BosonMicheael: Thanks for the advice, I have updated the CV and am going to get onto the job hunting on Monday morning. I have also bought the 6th Edition Meyer All in one A+ book.
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA 2003+Messaging, MCITP:SA, MCSA 2008, ITIL v3 Foundation, Comptia Server+ 2009, CCA Xenapp 6.5, VCP5-DV
    WIP: CCENT, CCNA, CCSA
  17. Spilly

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    Well Done...........


    MCDST for me was a lot of work so I was very proud when I passed, guess it's the same for you?
     
    Certifications: A+,N+,S+,MCP,MCDST,MCITP,MCTS,MCSA,CISMP,PCI-P,SSCP
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  18. onoski

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    Congratulations and well done:cheers :cheers :cheers
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  19. Iklekid

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    Congrats! Have you looked into the MCDST upgrade exam to Vista? I am thinking about it but lack the drive at the moment! :cry:
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, CIW Associate & CIW Pro
    WIP: CIW E-commerce and 70-270
  20. g.vangemerden

    g.vangemerden Bit Poster

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    Congratulations Mate...

    Good advice about taking 70-271 first. I totally agree with you.
     
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