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Passed MCDST

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Mikeyboy, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Mikeyboy

    Mikeyboy Kilobyte Poster

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    well I passed my 272, so I'm now an MCDST! Hooray...

    Not sure what to do next - was gonna go for A+, to have a change from the Microsoft stuff, but seeing as they have just announced XP will no longer be supported, I might take a look at Vista, as the guy a few threads down is doing, and do the 620 (or is that 260)... what's everyones' opinions?
     
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  2. craigie

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    Congratulations on the pass.

    In relation to your next exam, you already have the 70-270, which means you are half way towards an MCSA.

    Therefore, you might want to consider doing the 70-290 & 70-291 and you will get your MCSA.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the pass :)

    -Ken
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats on the pass :)
     
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  5. Mikeyboy

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    Hadn't considered doing the MCSA exams yet, as I have seen mentioned on here a few times if you end up with loads of certs before you even get a job in IT, you may seem over qualified - I don't work in IT at the moment, but I am trying to get my foot in the door, so I thought working towards the A+ would show some hardware experience aswell as the admin/support certs I've already done... I also was interested in working towards some Vista certs, as it will become the dominant OS in the next few years no doubt... what Vista certs are available?
     
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  6. craigie

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    I'm currently working on the 70-620 which is a Configuring Windows Vista Client. A list of the Vista exams can be found here:

    http://learning.microsoft.com/Manag...59565}:{2932d34c-1b25-4dfd-84c8-a47aab13b5a6}
     
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  7. Mikeyboy

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    Having just looked, can I ask why you have chosen the 620, as opposed to the 621, which from what I can see upgrades your MCDST to MCITP and MCTS? (I think) - It doesn't appear to be in that list though, for some reason...

    Edit:

    this one : http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/exams/70-621.mspx

    Would this mean I no longer had an MCDST, and it would be replaced by MCITP, etc?
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    No; you would hold both certifications.

    Congrats!
     
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  9. BosonJosh

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    Congratulations!
     
  10. craigie

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    I read a few threads on this and people where stating you need to read the 70-620 and 70-622 books to take on the 70-621 exam.

    I'm working towards an MCSA and 70-620 is a requirement at my place of work. Therefore, I thought I would go for the 70-620 and take the least line of resistance :)
     
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  11. sunn

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    Congratulations...
     
  12. Sparky
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    Congrats :biggrin
     
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  13. Methodman85

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    Congrats!
    As a person who's not currently in the field of IT, how did you find the 270, 271 and 272?
     
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  14. Mikeyboy

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    Methodman - I did the 70-270 first, and I found this the hardest of the 3, not sure if this is because it was the first exam I had done, but it seemed to be a bit more advanced... as it is part of the MCSA/MCSE, it is aimed more towards system administrators, whereas MCDST is support so in the 271 and 272 a lot of the explanations would be "pass to an admin" whereas in the 270 you need to know the answers - so in this respect, 270 probably prepared me better for the next two - 272 was pretty easy aswell, mostly based around internet explorer, outlook and other office applications...

    Craigie - Fair play :D hopefully your path will find you the same success as I hope to achieve... I will probably get books for 620 and 622 and take the 621 soon (assuming my poor old laptop can handle Vista!)
     
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