MCDST retirement date changed?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by DC Pr0Mo, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. DC Pr0Mo

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    Hi guys,

    Might be going mad here but I was under the impression that both exams retire end of march next year, but on MS web site Here and Here it states end of June 2011.

    Am i going mad or have I missed something?
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    Not mad.

    That is indeed what it says.
    Retirements are usually March, but there you go...
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    It was March 31st maybe they have changed because of people who are on courses. Most course years run from September to June so that might be the reason.
     
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  5. trebor_88

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    Good news!
     
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  6. j1mgg

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    Ths is a bit of relief but still planning on getting them done by end of march.

    Any spare 70-272 books?
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

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    Thanks for the heads up, theres a guy in the IT Dept here that im sure will be happy with that!
     
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  8. J.Hinds

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    That's brilliant news, cheers for posting DC Pr0Mo!

    I think I will still be aiming to certify by 31st March though. Just means there's no chance what so ever I won't pass both exams before they retire. :biggrin
     
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  10. orangepeeleo

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    Brilliant news, thanks for posting! I really need to pull my finger out with the MCDST, picked both books up for a steal but have had 0 time to look at them, i'm struggling with the layout of MS Press Books i think, not as reader friendly as the AIO books that i have read in the past.
     
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  12. buy_my_cookies

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    does for me at the bottom on the Certifications tab, under the two exams with a little 1 next to it (corresponding to the little 1's after the exam numbers):(

    Edit - strange when i go on the site via my mobile it says 30th june 2011 yet on pc it is march!
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
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  13. trebor_88

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  14. BosonMichael
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    On my PC, it says June. Are you possibly looking at a cached page?
     
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  15. buy_my_cookies

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    Cleared my temp/cache etc and site now shows june 30th. :)

    Sorry for the confusion (I really should of throught about doing that first).
     
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  16. willolpl

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    Thanks for the heads up,will be honest may not get as much study done over Christmas but still aiming to finish 270-272 by end Feb 2011
     
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  17. alexdc12

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    Great post! didnt think id even get time to do this but the futures bright!
     
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  18. camadi46

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    Now that's right in time for Christmas! I was a little bit worried about 31st of March.
    Back to the books!
     
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  19. Mariusz

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    I think I still will go for MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 Exam 70-680 and Exam 70-685, prefer to learn new technologies :-)
     
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  20. greenbrucelee
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    Why not get certified in what most companies still use then do the upgrades in vista and 7 for the MCITP?
     
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  21. Mariusz

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    I already started preparing for 70-680 before I found out about longer retirement date for MCDST - so I don't want to turn back

    what patch do you propose? which exams? I wouldn't bother about vista at all, it was never popular, I think win7 will be the most popular after xp
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2010
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