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exam 70-271 onto mcsa

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by DAVID ARROWSMITH, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. DAVID ARROWSMITH

    DAVID ARROWSMITH Nibble Poster

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    i want to get onto the mcsa track asap and already have my a plus cert which i believe is an elective towards the mcsa. is there any point then in taking the 70-272 exam after the 70-271 ?
     
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  2. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Yes there is. You can add MCDST to your A+, and MCP certs. You can also show that you can support XP and apps.
     
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Yes, you will have to do the 70-272 to complete the MCDST, the 70-271 alone is not an elective - either is the A+ alone. The combination is the MCDST (70-271 & 70-272) or the Comptia route (A+ & Network)

    See here.

    -Ken
     
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  4. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Even if you didn't need the 272 as an elective doing it is well worth it just to get the MCDST. Two certifications ... MCP / MCDST
     
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  5. DAVID ARROWSMITH

    DAVID ARROWSMITH Nibble Poster

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    thanks for the info but i thought if i gained the a plus this would count as one elective and then i could go for 3 exams on the mcsa track to get the full four to qualify for the mcsa.
     
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  6. Lev Arris

    Lev Arris Byte Poster

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    You need the A+ & network +, to count as an elective on the MCSA.

    If you have done 70-271 though, then it will definitely help in passing the 272.

    I studied hard and passed the 271. I then found I needed very little study additional to this to pass the 272. I would recommend doing some practice 272 tests just to see how far off the mark you are at the moment. With some revision and a trusty microsoft second shot offer it would be more than worth your while to complete the full MCDST!!

    PS I have just started studying the 70-270 (client exam for MCSA). The network + concepts & having passed the MCDST has made it a lot easier.
     
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  7. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

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    Just to add some explanation: The MCSA track needs 4 exams: 1 client exam, two core exams and one elective.
    For this elective you have a choice of several options:
    Exchange is one,
    SQL is one,
    A+ and Network+ is one (you need them both)
    MCDST is one (so the combination of 271 and 272)
    MCSE on NT 4 is one (You already did the elective there).
     
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