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MCDST question

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by steveh2001, May 9, 2007.

  1. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Hi guys

    Quick question about the MCDST - is this an MCP? Do you become an MCP after you've done one of the two exams for the MCDST?

    Cheers!
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Pass a MCP and you are a MCP (I think!)

    Pass 70-271 and 70-272 and you are MSDST :biggrin
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Pass one MS exam and you get MCP. Pass the right combination of MCP exams and you get one of the other certs such as MCDST, MCSA, etc.

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  4. r.h.lee

    r.h.lee Gigabyte Poster

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    steveh2001,

    According to the "MCP Certification Requirements" webpage, it states "Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) candidates are required to pass one current Microsoft certification exam that provides a valid and reliable measure of technical proficiency and expertise.*" It also states "Note Exams 70-058 and 70-536 are exceptions to the one exam requirement. Passing either of these exams will not certify an individual as an MCP."

    So by passing either the 70-271 or 70-272 exam will certify you as a "Microsoft Certified Professional," assuming you were never previously certified as a Microsoft Certified Professional and the certificate has not expired.

    I hope this helps.

    Source:
    1. MCP Certification Requirements - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcp/requirements.mspx
     
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  5. steveh2001

    steveh2001 Byte Poster

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    Excellent - thanks for the info!
     
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