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Passed 70 - 272, woohoo! But....

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Frank, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Frank

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    Passed with a score of 1000. Was expecting it to be harder to be honest but i found 70 271 harder and i got only 1 question wrong on that exam. Lesson for everyone else is experience counts alot for how you approach the exam and how you read the way MS frames the questions.

    My only question is if i order my cert online (thanks MS like i didn't pay enough for the exam already!) do they send a MCDST card like they did last time i took the 70 -271 back in Feb this year or do i only get the print out cert only? For the 70 - 271 i got a MCP card along with the cert.

    Anyone also know the wait time for them to come in the mail? Is it long?

    Cheers all,

    Frank
     
  2. craigie

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    Well done on the score matey, very impressive!
     
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  3. Sparky
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    You get another card with MCP and MCDST on it.

    Congrats. :biggrin

    Edit: Actually can anyone else confirm this? Havent seen my certs in ages, they are in storage!
     
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  4. Shinigami

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    I did mine some time ago, and back then I got a new cert saying I had my MCDST, and a new card as well. However, as of late, you probably don't get the certs via post anymore and instead you print them out from your MCP certification center, or shell out some extra $$$ to have it sent to you by snail mail.

    I don't recall having received a card for some time now, not that it matters too much. I have a card saying I'm MCTS and MCITP, so all the newest exams I do are also MCTS or MCITP based, so it's not adding anything extra to a pre-existing card.
     
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  5. jk2447

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    Well done Frank
     
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  6. Frank

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    Thanks guys!

    Yeah from the site they don't say a word about a card but will send out the print out of the cert...i want something official cos my home printer isn't that pro looking when going for a job :)

    Thanks again everyone
     
  7. supernova

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    Kewl well done, you may even get a call from MS.

    They sometimes check very high scores so i have heard.

    As for the printed stuff yeah you have to pay i believe, i have got to order one this week
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Wow, another 1000! Congrats... what did you use to study?
     
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  9. Frank

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    6 months of on and off again study. Along with 7 years work experience in the area. MS press book and Transcender prac test.

    I hope Bill Gates comes out of retirement to call me :rolleyes::oops::blink:biggrin
     
  10. Evilwheato

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    Well done ;)
     
  11. Frank

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    Well this sucks...just got my Cert from the US....no MCDST Card :(
     
  12. dazza786

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    Yeah, I phoned up to check before I gave them my money.
     
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  13. Adrian.Popescu

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    Wow, well done mate
     
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  14. lynamcool

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    even though they stopped the welcome kit, do you still get a wallet sized card with your cert number?
     
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  15. Big Brotha

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    They completely stopped issuing cards in July when they started charging extra for the physical certificates, I believe that "going green" was their reason.
     

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