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Passed 70-271

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Flux, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Flux

    Flux Bit Poster

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    Hey!

    I passed 70-271 on Thursday and have 70-272 booked for next Thursday. What's the natural progression from MCDST in terms of further certification? Would MCSE/MCSA be a good option?

    Flux
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi, firstly congrats and good luck!
    Secondly the natural progression from MCDST is . . . . . dependant upon your job, the tasks you perform and the systems you run. If you are 1st or 2nd line in one firm, MCDST could be all you will ever need. If like my last place 2nd line did AD admin too, an MCSA would be beneficial. So basically its probably going to be an MCSA but if you don't need to trouble shoot network/server 2003 issues, your MCDST is all you need until you land another role. Cheers, Jim

    PS I'm not trying to put you off, but who's to say you won't become a developer in a years time? An MCSE would of cost you a fortune in study materials and exam costs so its usually best to certify to where you're at right now, if that makes sense.
     
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  3. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Congrats!
    Unless you have relevant experience then the MCSA/MCSE aren't particularly good options. However doing one of the client exams (70-270, 70-620 or 70-680), which count as part of the MCSA, wouldn't be too outrageous if you have little or no experience.
     
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  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats:thumbleft

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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I agree with what's been said, when you've gain some experience you can always try out the Server+ before the MCSA.

    -Ken
     
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  6. Flux

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    Thanx for the advice!

    I'm not currently working within the IT industry but I'm in the process of trying to change direction career-wise, which was my motivation for getting certified. I figured that I'd need to be able to show what my skill level is before I'd gain employment.

    I'm currently looking for some experience in Desktop Support but I guess I'd like to progress as far as system administration in the future.

    Do you think I stand a decent chance of employment with just the MCDST?

    Flux
     
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