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MCDST or MCITP ?? Advise please

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by SHOWxSTOPPA, May 19, 2011.

  1. SHOWxSTOPPA

    SHOWxSTOPPA New Member

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    Hello,
    I would consider myself a newbie in the microsoft certification field. A couple of my friends has just passed their MCDST exams and now i feel so tempted to learn and achieve microsoft certification too and i wish to progress further in this field. Although, everyone i have spoken to advises me not to do MCDST and just go straight for WINDOWS 7 certification as WindowsXP will be outdated soon. I am very confused as all i know at the moment is MCDST is the starting steps to Microsoft certification?
    1) Please advise whether i should do MCDST or Windows 7 Microsoft certification?? (MCITP ??)
    2) If you recommend Windows 7 Microsoft Certification, then please also advise what course to go for i.e. MCITP or something else. I just google'd MCITP and it came with a bunch of courses MCITP system administrator, MCITP Enterprise administrator etc and i have got no clue which 1 would be the starting steps ?? :cry:


    Await your response. :)
     
  2. Makaveli

    Makaveli Byte Poster

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    The MCDST exams (70-271 and 70-272) are being retired on June 30th 2011, so you have very little time if you want to go down that route
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    XP will not be outdated soon. Businesses will still use xp for years to come. Its only the MCDST cert that is being retired.

    I doubt you will get it done by the end of June but you could try if you like.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  4. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    I wouldn't start on MCITP as a newbie to IT, especially not server/enterprise administrator - go for the MCTS certs, these tend to be individual subjects, and specific to things like windows 7 configuring etc
     
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  5. SHOWxSTOPPA

    SHOWxSTOPPA New Member

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    Fab.. Thanks so much for all ur advise & help. I look foward to start my qualification. Any further advise is always welcome and much appreciated.
     

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