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How To Get Your MCP Welcome Pack

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by desi4eva, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. desi4eva

    desi4eva Bit Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    I am on the MCP site but I am only getting an option to download my cert and not get them to send me one:( a printed cert looks fake why are they being so cheap?
     
    Certifications: GNVQ ICT, NVQ Level 2 ICT Support, MCP
    WIP: MCDST, A+, MCSA
  2. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    If they're anything like the CompTIA certs, you might as well print one.
     
  3. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Paper certs are not sent out to you anymore, you can request to buy one or as you say download one but the welcome packs were stopped quite recently.
     
    Certifications: vExpert 2014+2015+2016,VCP-DT,CCE-V, CCE-AD, CCP-AD, CCEE, CCAA XenApp, CCA Netscaler, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 5 & Xenserver 6,VCP3+5,VTSP,MCSA MCDST MCP A+ ITIL F
    WIP: Nothing
  4. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    Print it on High Quality Matt paper will give you the same effect.
     
    Certifications: A+,MCP, MCDST, VCP5 /VCP-DV 5, MCTS AD+ Net Inf 2008, MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  5. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Microsoft says it's to save money.....sorry I meant the environment :rolleyes: To me it devalues the certs and is a stupid idea.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  6. desi4eva

    desi4eva Bit Poster

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    Same here, I have paid the postage £5 they say ill get it between 7th Aug - 17th lol pathetic does really devalue there certs if they cant be bothered to evan give us a cert! :x
     
    Certifications: GNVQ ICT, NVQ Level 2 ICT Support, MCP
    WIP: MCDST, A+, MCSA
  7. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    I'm going to do the same when I get my MCDST. Pay the postage and get it sent to me.
     
  8. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    you should know, it is literally only the certificate
    and it's nothing special!
     
    Certifications: MCP (271, 272, 270, 290, 291, 621, 681, 685), MCDST, MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, Security+, CCA(XA6.5)
  9. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    It comes from the US, goes through ground mail before airmail (via fedex) I believe, US ground mail can be a bit of a bottleneck sometimes from my experiance (my father worked in international mail and always used to get me summer jobs).

    I have sent letters that have taken over a month to get to family in the US from UK
     
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  10. supernova

    supernova Gigabyte Poster

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    Who else other than yourself and family have asked to see your certificates?

    Employers don't, they check online or ask for that certs list that you print from the backoffice!

    Your cert is just a code at the end of the day, that says the valuable stuff is in your head.

    I must admit i do like collecting certificates as trophies!! :oops:
     
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  11. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Thats cheap then I remember "postage" being in the order of £16.
     
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    WIP: Nothing
  12. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Practically every employer I've worked for. Also it's the principle of it. If Microsoft are really doing this for the environment then they should deduct the cost off the exam and that way people who want a paper cert could add the cost back. That to me is fair not scrapping the paper certs and pocketing the savings.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  13. Elhaj

    Elhaj Nibble Poster

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    The welcome pack is not sent out from the US I believe, mine was stamped in Sweden and took nearly 3 weeks. As said above they are nothing special, just a paper with MS logo and signed by Mr Balmer.
    personnally I wouldnt pay postage for that.:)
     
    Certifications: Bsc Economics, MCDST
    WIP: what's the point?
  14. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    you can download them yourself, and then print it out on some high glossy ass paper if you want.
    btw: this has been covered here
     

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