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Passed mcdst...what next??

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Ando, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Ando

    Ando Bit Poster

    Passed 272 exam last night to get my mcdst. Doing this as part of a BSc in I.T. and have 2 exams left which i am studying at uni over summer (CIW web server administrator & CIW ecommerce designer).

    After this i'm not sure what route to take. One one hand, I could upgrade my mcdst to mcitp and on the other hand I could start prep for A+, N+, 720 etc for mcsa.
    Both of these would be beneficial as we're looking to roll out vista in the next year or so and also because I administrate and maintain the servers.

    What would you do?
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCTS, MCITP, Mstr CIW Dsgnr
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    I'd go for A+ and N+ to cover the ground, so to speak.

    Nothing like having a good collection of foundation certs.

    And congrats on the MCDST!

    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I agree, while the MCDST is a great cert to have, it doesn't cover all the basic's (eg the MCDST is vendor specific, no hardware or major network, etc).

    Congrats on the pass, btw :)

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Yet another vote for the A+ and Network+.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!

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