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Hey guys MCP question

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Theprof, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I was always wondering does it really matter having and MCDST if you are already an MCP (270)? I mean they both cover the windows xp professional OS, so I was thinking if I already have an MCP why bother with the MCDST.
     
    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
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Good question!
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Different skill sets are tested. 8)
     
  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    really? like what?
     
    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
  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Take a look at the Audience profiles for the different exams (the 271 and 272 exams are the same so I have only linked to 271)

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    270

    You notice that 270 is targeted towards those that work with the OS from an administrative level, i.e. they deploy it and configure it, lock it down, as necessary for a network or more specifically a domain environment.

    The MCDST exams are targeted more towards those that deal directly with the end user and troubleshooting, such as diagnosing problems or installing peripherals.

    In reality though, if you know one, then you probably know the other so it would really come down to the type of work that you are doing, or looking to do at the time.

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  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I see thats what I was thinking too, thanks for the response I appreciate it.
     
    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

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