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isit true MCDST doesnt expire?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Juelz, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Juelz

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    Because ive heard it does.. but on the MS site it says it does :s..
     
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    The exams will, if not already. But the MCDST certification currently doesn't retire or expire:

    See here.

    However... Considering that it's a 10 (or 11 year old OS) with the extended Support End date next year and there are 3 newer OSs since then (Vista, 7 and 8 ). I believe it's time to "upgrade" :)
     
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    in that case wouldn't they just keep the cert title and change the exam contence? I was thinking of getting it after my comptia a+ so most likely this time next year tbh.. as I have to stay in my deadend terrible job for a good year so I can compensate for the gap in my cv
     
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    The MCDST was for XP only, then the following certifications came out for the other client operating systems:

    Vista
    MCITP: Consumer Support Technician (supporting SMB and home users)
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician (supporting enterprise users)

    Windows 7
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7 (supporting Windows 7)
    MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 (supporting deployment, lifecycles, etc)

    Then these were replaced by the

    MCSA (Solutions Associate) Windows 7

    Windows 8
    MCSA (Solutions Associate) Windows 8

    That's what I'm saying... :)
     
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    oh that sucks as I haven't seen win7 or 8 used by many companies tbh.. most seem to be using XP... wish I could still get it.. suppose I will have to just go for windows 8 cert..

     
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    You are kidding? Most networks I support are on Windows 7 now.
     
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