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Why MCDST?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Leehaa, Jul 12, 2006.

  1. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Why are you taking the MCDST?

    Is it for a change of career?

    Is it for the money?

    Is it for recognition?

    Is it for advancing in your career?

    Is it for representing the knowledge that you already have with a Title?

    Is it just for the fun of it?


    I'm, lucky. I already have a great job and am happy with my salary. I'm doing it because i've been in IT for only three years and although I have secured a good first/second (and occasionally third) line engineer position, my knowledge has gaps in it that sometimes show through. I want a thorough understanding of the basics...

    Ps,

    Anyone got the MS press books for 20-272? I have just done the readiness review suite to see how I measure up before studying for the exam. I only got 50%. Had better get into it as exam is in August!! :eek:
     
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  2. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    For two reasons, one being that now that i have got into it these are tasks i do on a daily basis (direct quote from unknown source! :biggrin ) and two its an elective for MCSA. I was ready to look at another MS exam but then my unknown source suggested i do MCDST as it would be easier than an exam because i already know alot of the stuff...
     
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  3. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    I might do it just for the hell of it, as I have two vouchers that I can use for either the MCDST or a couple of exams toward the MCSE:Security.
     
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  4. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    It's so cool that it's an elective for the MCSA! Didn't realise that!! :biggrin
     
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  5. nugget
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    Is it for the money? yes

    Is it for recognition? yes

    Is it for advancing in your career? yes

    Is it for representing the knowledge that you already have with a Title? yes

    Is it just for the fun of it? most definately yes

    Oh, and also because it's there.
     
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  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Do you get to chat up a lot of women? You could try :D
     
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  7. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Eh? When I messanger some of the clients they try to flirt with me...and I have to tell them I'm a woman myself!! :D
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, ITIL v3, MBCS, others...
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  8. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    That could get intresting... 8)
     
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  9. Parker

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    For me it was to get certified in an areas that I support on a daily basis. Mite as well have a peice of paper that proves it :biggrin
     
    Certifications: ECDL, A+, MCDST, 70-270
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  10. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Heh! Someone had to say it I suppose!

    Was looking at your profile.How's the new job? Sounds like you're where I should have been 5 yrs ago!! I hope it's alright. Is it a big company? I've moved from a big coporate company into a small one cos despite what they say about the big companies, there was no support/ training at my last one!!
     
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  11. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Sounds like a good enough reason to me! makes you feel like you're worth something!!
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, ITIL v3, MBCS, others...
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  12. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    I agree with this. I believe the company i'm working for will want me to take the MCDST and since i do this from day to day i might as well get a piece of paper for it. :)
     
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  13. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Something i want to add now that i have done 271 and 270 is that the MCDST should be done as a stepping stone to MCSA/MCSE... it will give you a good foundation to build on for 270 and gives you a feel of MS's exams...
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics

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