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70-271 and 70-272 to be retired!!

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by BosonMichael, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Yep, folks, it's time. If you don't already have it, it's time to get it... because the MCDST exams will retire on March 31, 2011: link
     
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  2. d_pipa

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    Oh great! :eek:

    I have got to do A+ and Network+ before 2011 and then now this. I am going to book August and September for A+ and Network+ so it seems like I still have got a couple of month to do MCDST before it retires. Hmm...
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Not really surprised, I mean the MCDST has been available now for 6 years...

    -ken
     
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    Will they be bringing out a newer version?
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    They have already...

    The MCITP: Consumer Support Tech (70-620 & 70-623 - For Vista)
    The MCITP: Enterprise Support Tech (70-620 & 70-622 - For Vista)
    The MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 (70-680 & 70-685 - For Windows 7)

    There is also the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 (70-680 & 70-686 - For Windows 7), which is a tier 3 qualification, so higher than the 4 certs mentioned above.

    -ken
     
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    Ah ok thanks for that.
     
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    Ah end of an era. Anyone know when 70-270 will be retired?
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Considering how much XP is still used, I'm somewhat surprised. Then again, Microsoft doesn't make money on XP anymore... and they desperately want people to upgrade to 7.
     
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    Better pull my finger out and stop procrastinating then....
     
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  11. d_pipa

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    I am studying for A+ and Network+ before the policy changes at 2011.

    And everyone recommends to get MCDST, but I thought it is so old (because of XP) that it wont be worth to study it would it? If you agree, what certification would you recommend me to get?

    Cheers

    Dean
     
  12. wagnerk
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    What do you currently work with?

    -ken
     
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  13. d_pipa

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    I don't work, I have just graduated. In fact, I don't have experiences. So it was recommended that I get A+, Network+ and MCDST.

    I am not sure about MCDST the fact that it is XP, should I still get MCDST or shall I consider to get something else?
     
  14. BosonMichael
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    Considering most companies still predominantly use XP, it would absolutely be worth it to study.
     
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    The MCDST is still relevant, a fairly huge number of businesses still use and will continue to use XP for a while yet (certainly up until 2014 when support is withdrawn). The other thing to take into account is if you complete the MCDST you can then do the necessary exams to upgrade for the Vista and 7 certs.

    There is still plenty of life left in XP yet!
     
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    These where the first exams I undertook when I was trying to get into IT 2 years ago.

    RIP MCDST.
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  17. d_pipa

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    Alright, thanks. I will start study MCDST after my A+ and Network+ exams this month and the next one.
     

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