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MCDST counts as elective for MCSA?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by steve_f, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    Hi

    I was reading here that MCDST MAY count as an elective for MCSA.
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsa/windows2003/default.mspx

    Is that true for certain? I was sure I had read the MCSA requirements before and never saw a mention of MCDST.

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers Steve
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA 2003+Messaging, MCITP:SA, MCSA 2008, ITIL v3 Foundation, Comptia Server+ 2009, CCA Xenapp 6.5, VCP5-DV
    WIP: CCENT, CCNA, CCSA
  2. greenbrucelee
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    The A+ and N+ count towards and elective for the MCSA.

    I have never heard or seen of the MCDST counting towards it.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. tripwire45
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    On that website, if you scroll down to the table entitled As an alternative to the electives that are listed in the Electives Table, these certifications or certification combinations may substitute for an MCSA elective, it does seem to say that the MCDST can be used as an elective instead of (for example) the A+ and Network+ combination.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  4. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Yes the mcdst does count as an elective as ive got that and my 270 and in the ms cert planner thing you get when you login to the mcp member site its says i've completed my elective.
     
    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
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  5. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    Excellent!!!

    although some of the electives look interesting, so might do one anyway.
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MCSA 2003+Messaging, MCITP:SA, MCSA 2008, ITIL v3 Foundation, Comptia Server+ 2009, CCA Xenapp 6.5, VCP5-DV
    WIP: CCENT, CCNA, CCSA
  6. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    yes me too, undecided yet but certainly wont stop at the mcsa, a breather maybe!
     
    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
  7. Modey

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    The only disadvantage (if you want to put it that way) of using the MCDST or the A+ / N+ for the MCSA elective is that neither count towards the MCSE. Other than that, they are still highly recommended before tackling the MCSA.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2K3, MCTS, MOS, MTA, MCT, MCITP:EDST7, MCSA W7, Citrix CCA, ITIL Foundation
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