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What is awarded with the MCDST?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by ericrollo, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    Do you just get a certificate when you pass the MCDST, A+, N+?
     
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  2. Ando

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    I'm pretty sure it's just a certificate.
    I'm sitting 272 exam tomorrow and i'm sure i'll reward myself with a couple of pints pending the outcome...
     
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  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hopefully I can tell you about the MCDST in a week or two. 8)

    As regards A+ and Net+, yes, you get (naff :dry) certificates.

    You also get certificateS for passing your MCTS and your MCITP. :D
     
  4. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Wishing you success. I've got my 272 soon.
     
  5. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    you just get a certificate and a viewable record of exams taken and nothing else.

    And yeah for the money you pay for exams you would think the certificates would look better.
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    I thought the CompTIA certs looked ok.

    Just got my MCSE certificate last week, there was no badge with it! :blink
     
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  7. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I never got one with either my MCTS or my MCITP. :( Not sure if you're supposed to...
     
  8. Sparky
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    They might have dropped it, I got one for MCP and MCSA.
     
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  9. GiddyG

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    I should get my MCP cert for the 271 in the next few weeks, so I'll see if I get one for that.
     
  10. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    nothing really intresting then naff certificate and a possibility of a badge.
     
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  11. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Ah yes, but I don't do it for the cert or the badge... I do it to show that I have the knowledge, and the experience (most of the time), to pass the exams.
     
  12. NightWalker

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    I like the badges. Wouldn’t wear them to work, but they get blue-tacked to my monitor at home. I ordered my MCSA:M kit the other week, hopefully I will get a badge with it.
     
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  13. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    Yes but is it not nice to have something which looks good as well?
     
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  14. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Couldn't agree more; indeed, I have my certs up on the wall of my office at home. I worked hard for 'em so it's nice to look at 'em from time to time.
     
  15. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Umm... maybe it is just MCTS and MCITP that they've stopped doing the badges for. A great pity if they have. Maybe I'll ask Trika.
     
  16. wagnerk
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    Whenever you gain a new status (A+, Network+, MCDST, etc), in the welcome pack you get the nice shiney cert, a wallet card and a congrats letter.

    For MS info on welcome kit, see here.

    See here.

    -Ken
     
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  17. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Aw... I'm gutted, Ken. :(

    How on earth does stopping doing the lapel badge help them to "focus on delivering benefits with higher approval ratings"? :blink

    Oh well... I'd never wear it anyway.
     
  18. jamessimo

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    when i got mcdst first off when I got my MCP by doing 70-271 i got an email from microsoft giving me an MCP ID

    then I phoned microsoft up spoke to some in customer services they gave me the MCP website and an authentication code when on the website signed in with my mail auth code. I then have my own MCP website went to the welcome pack section checked a box got that ordered it turned up 2 - 3 weeks later with a certificate from bill LOL saying well done and and a little plastic card with my name on saying MCP

    when I passed the 70-272 and got dst went back on that site ordered the welcome pack got that got another card with another cert

    I have passed my MCTS yesterday and I am waiting for prometric to update it with Microsoft and im hoping i will go through the same process :eek:
     
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  19. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Oh yes... exactly the same process... lol
     
  20. greenbrucelee
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    why would you want a lapel pin?

    Crap but the certificate could look better, like that you could put them on the wall or something.
     
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