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MCDST Loosing value?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Davidh1819, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Davidh1819

    Davidh1819 Nibble Poster

    Hi everyone

    finding stats from http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk the average salary for an MCDST was 25k last year its now
    22k also acording to the graphs the job demand has decresed by 40% Since september 2009 roughly the time windows 7 was released

    what are others views on this matter are the MCDSTs days numbered??:(

    im am currenly studying for MCDST but im goin to finish what i have started :) maybe my next step will be MCTS Windows 7
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
    Certifications: A+ N+ MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP
  2. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    According to the same website "1st Line support" salaries have dropped 20% in the same period so it looks like the MCDST retains it's value.
    The graph doesn't show a 40% drop in jobs mentioning MCDST since September. What it shows is that 1% of total jobs mentioned MCDST, then 0.6% of total jobs mentioned MCDST. Maybe there was no growth in the MCDST market but significant growth elsewhere. Whatever the reason, I doubt W7 has much to do with it, mainly because not many businesses will have switched to W7 yet.
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    what a load of rubbish.

    That site always says the pay is more than what it really is for jobs so I wouldn't trust it on anything else.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    Lies, damn lies and statistics ! :p

    Remember things may be very different where you live - it's very much an "average"
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  5. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Don't read too much into it, just concentrate on your studies and gaining experience. Experience + certs + ambition = success :biggrin
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
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  6. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

    As with others, take the information with a pinch of salt.

    Smaller organisations may be making the step to Windows 7, as, for example, they have less dependencies and *knots* to untangle before such a major upheaval as moving OS.

    I know some larger corporations that have only just moved to XP from 2K. XP and the MCDST will still be of value for a few years to come IMO :)
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
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  7. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

    Last year, I had a roll-out contract for large insurance company, deploying XP images on brand new Dell machines. They were upgrading 2K workstations to XP in all the branches across the UK.

    So I would say XP will be around long enough for you to get certified and benefit from it.
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2009
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