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MCDST to MCSA/MCSE

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by steve_f, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. steve_f

    steve_f Byte Poster

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    Hi

    I am new to this part of the forum. I got my MCDST back in Sept 07, and am working as a Network support tech, doing 1st and 2nd line support.

    My employer is going to sponsor me through the MCSE exams, but not until mid 2009. I am getting impatient, so thinking of doing the 70-270 exam, as it will either help me get an MCSA in my own time, or get me a head start on the MCSE.

    I am just about to buy the Microsoft 70-270 book.

    what do you think? I don't really know anyone with certification, so I am not sure if this is a logical path or not, MCDST to MCSA to MCSE.

    Thanks
     
    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. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Don't wait till mid 2009. Get on to it right away.

    The way you have it now MCDST to MCSA to MCSE is right on the money.

    I'd recommend, if possible, to do the A+ and Network+ as well, as they will give you a good grounding not only for the job you are doing now but also for the future too.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  3. greenbrucelee
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    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  4. derkit

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    My next challenge was going to be the 70-270, after completing my MCDST, but I was advised that Net+ is extremely useful for it, and so will do that one beforehand - if you're already involved in networks, the net+ could be relatively straight forward?
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  5. Bluerinse
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    I believe so. The good thing is that it is *vendor neutral* and will therefore give you a good solid foundation of networking knowledge, that isn't tainted by 'Microsoft's' slant on things.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    The Network+ is pretty straight forward. Things to learn and remember for sure, but if your in and around Networks on a regular basis, you'll be fine.

    Steve; If your employer wants you to wait til mid 2009 to sponsor you, then take it with a pinch of salt and crack on with the studying yourself. You could have the MCSA/E by then! :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  7. steve_f

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    Cheers guys for the answers.

    I am starting work on 70-270 now.
     
    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

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