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Will MCDST retire?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by stevena, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. stevena

    stevena Bit Poster

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    As the 70-271 & 70-272 exams retire on June 30 2011, am I right in thinking that my MCDST cert will not retire as well?

    Will I still be able to use this cert as an 'Elective' after this date if I were to say do an MCSA on Server 2003?

    Thanks
     
    Certifications: MCTS: Configuring Win 7, MCDST
    WIP: MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003, MCITP: EA
  2. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

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    You'll still be an MCDST after June :-)

    Also, I'm pretty sure that Windows 2000 exams still count as electives towards the MCSA/E series exams, and they were retired a while ago.
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    The MCDST retirement date has been extended to June 30th.

    If you have passed both 70-271 & 70-272 exams by then you will be MCDST for life and you can use that as an elective.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. stevena

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    Thanks for the quick reply's guys.

    Just to confuse matters even more...

    If I pass the MCSA 2003 with MCDST as my elective and 70-680 as my client exam ...

    Then I go for the MCSE 2003 - am I allowed to use the MCSA as an elective and re-use 70-680 as my client for that? :rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: MCTS: Configuring Win 7, MCDST
    WIP: MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003, MCITP: EA
  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Even if an exam is retired, you can still use it for an elective if you have passed it. For example, 70-210 (which has been retired for a number of years) can still be used as the client requirement for the MCSA and MCSE: link

     
    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+
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  6. stevena

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    Sorry, I think you've mis-understood my question.

    What I wanted to know was am I able to re-use the 70-680 exam as my client exam for an MCSE 2003 if I have already used it as the client for the MCSA 2003?
     
    Certifications: MCTS: Configuring Win 7, MCDST
    WIP: MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003, MCITP: EA
  7. kevicho

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    The MCSA and MCSE are two different entities, so you can use the same exam as a prerequisite/client exam or elective for different "Achievement Levels" so yes basically.
     
    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCSA Server 2003, 2008, Windows XP & 7 , ITIL V3 Foundation
    WIP: CCNA Renewal
  8. Sparky
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    Yes :biggrin
     
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  9. stevena

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    Thank you very much! :D
     
    Certifications: MCTS: Configuring Win 7, MCDST
    WIP: MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003, MCITP: EA

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