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Finally-MCDST

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by soundian, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    I couldn't believe it when I saw that there's been 5 months since I took my 70-271. :eek:

    Anyway, passed 70-272 today with 838. Not a great score, but when your copy of office2003 decides it ain't gonna work no more* two days before your MSPress book arrives... I'll take it.


    The exam itself:
    Only 40 questions. I figured I was in for a rough ride when I saw that on the basis that less questions=harder questions, but maybe that's not how it works.
    Anyway, it was tougher than I expected, a few questions just left me scratching my head. Turns out I was only rubbish at one domain though.
    I also got one of those nasty exams where the majority of the head-scratchers are in the first dozen or so questions. Fortunately I'm getting to be an old hand at this exam-taking lark so that didn't throw me off my stride like it did the first time it happened.


    *I know where the disk is, it's buried at the back of a storage room the other side of the city. Ironically I'll get access to it sometime in the next two weeks because I'm in the process of moving everything out of there. What's the odds on it being in the very last box I take out?
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  2. Notes_Bloke

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    Congrats on the pass :thumbleft

    NB
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Well done :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  4. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the pass :)

    -ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  5. thepureintheheart

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    Congrats! :)
     
    WIP: A+, Network+, MCDST
  6. crazy horse

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    Congrats on the pass, 838 is a great score, your well over the 700!! :D
     
  7. JonnyMX

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    Well done!

    You only need 700...

    :biggrin
     
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  8. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Cheers everyone.

    Although I passed comfortably I didn't live up to my own standards.
    It's not going to stop me celebrating tonight though :morebeer
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  9. loca1hero

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    Congrats on the pass :thumbleft

    Have passed the N+ exam and just looking to go for my next cert achievement .. is MCDST the next best path to follow :blink would like to start in support role and make my way up, ultimately want to see myself in a Network / Server support role 8)
     
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    Certifications: Network+ (004), MCP, see signature
    WIP: MCITP & few oths.Cisco aft sum XPri
  10. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    I would say it was the next thing to do. Not only will it give you the MCP (for one exam) and MCDST (for both), which are good words to have on your CV if someone is searching CVs, but it gives you a good grounding for the MCSA client exam (70-270). The MCDST also counts as an elective for the MCSA but I think the A+/N+ combined do that as well.
    I've seen a lot of people on here wondering if studying XP is the right thing to do, especially with Windows 7 being available. I got this email about a job today:
    "This high profile client is looking for an Engineer to carry out some floorwalking following some deployments of an XP SP2 desktop rollout project."
    Seems like XP is not only alive, but very much kicking as well.


    I should maybe point out that taking 5 months to do the 70-272 was down to life getting in the way (voluntary work, moving house, lack of cash etc etc). It only took me 6 weeks to do the 70-271 and if I hadn't switched focus straight after that I expect the 70-272 would have taken a similar amount of time.
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2009
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  11. loca1hero

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    I shall crack on it right away .. :study thanks for that soundian
     
    Certifications: Network+ (004), MCP, see signature
    WIP: MCITP & few oths.Cisco aft sum XPri

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