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Binyam
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      11-28-2009
Hey guys, I am a new to this news group and i would like your advice.
It has been 5 month since i came to US and i am studying for Microsoft
certifications. I already got MCDST, MCITP:enterprise technician. I am doing
to take A+ next week.
My question is which path should i follow Based on Salary, Job availability,
Job Security..? I don't mind how hard i have to study and the sacrifice i
have to pay.
Thanks in advance.

 
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Mitch Garvis, MCT
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      12-02-2009
Hi Binyam,

For one thing I would probably skip A+... however where to go next depends
on what you want to do. From what I can tell you have been focusing on the
Windows Client exams. If that is the path you want to follow then I would
look at the Windows 7 exams, but more interestingly I would look at Desktop
Deployment - specifically the 70-635 exam which would earn you the Microsoft
Certified Technology Specialist: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008,
Deployment. Otherwise there is the Microsoft Certified IT Professional:
Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 (70-680 & 70-686); there is also the
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (70-680 & 70-685) but that also
requires a 3rd party cert called HDI: Support Center Analyst.

If you do not want to continue along the desktop path but would want to
consider a server cert then that would be a different story.

Good luck!

Mitch Garvis, MCT
Microsoft MVP: Essential Business Server
Twitter: @MitchGarvis

"Binyam" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hey guys, I am a new to this news group and i would like your advice.
> It has been 5 month since i came to US and i am studying for Microsoft
> certifications. I already got MCDST, MCITP:enterprise technician. I am
> doing to take A+ next week.
> My question is which path should i follow Based on Salary, Job
> availability, Job Security..? I don't mind how hard i have to study and
> the sacrifice i have to pay.
> Thanks in advance.
>

 
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Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
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      12-02-2009
"Mitch Garvis, MCT" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> there is also the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (70-680 &
> 70-685) but that also requires a 3rd party cert called HDI: Support Center
> Analyst.


? ? ? No Kidding!

(Never heard of it.)


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Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
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Mitch Garvis, MCT
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      12-03-2009
Yeah... I had heard about it briefly and ignored it, and only really found
out after I had passed 70-685 but did not get the cert. I can assure you
that it is not one that I am rushing to

M

"Lawrence Garvin [MVP]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Mitch Garvis, MCT" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:%(E-Mail Removed)...
>
>> there is also the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (70-680 &
>> 70-685) but that also requires a 3rd party cert called HDI: Support
>> Center Analyst.

>
> ? ? ? No Kidding!
>
> (Never heard of it.)
>
>
> --
> Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
> Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
> Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)
>
> My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
> Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
> My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pro...awrence.Garvin
>

 
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Lawrence Garvin [MVP]
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      12-03-2009
"Mitch Garvis, MCT" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Yeah... I had heard about it briefly and ignored it, and only really found
> out after I had passed 70-685 but did not get the cert. I can assure you
> that it is not one that I am rushing to


It will be interesting to see what the actual uptake on the EDST7 is as a
result of this.

I believe this is the first time, ever, that MS has *required* a 3rd party
certification.
(CompTIA certs have always been available as electives.)

--
Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)

My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pro...awrence.Garvin

 
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Mitch Garvis, MCT
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      12-03-2009
It is certainly the first time they have done it for any cert that I have
tracked/followed I agree, I doubt the uptake will be huge, especially
since the cert seems to be only available in the US.

M

"Lawrence Garvin [MVP]" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> "Mitch Garvis, MCT" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Yeah... I had heard about it briefly and ignored it, and only really
>> found out after I had passed 70-685 but did not get the cert. I can
>> assure you that it is not one that I am rushing to

>
> It will be interesting to see what the actual uptake on the EDST7 is as a
> result of this.
>
> I believe this is the first time, ever, that MS has *required* a 3rd party
> certification.
> (CompTIA certs have always been available as electives.)
>
> --
> Lawrence Garvin, M.S., MCITP:EA, MCDBA, MCSA
> Principal/CTO, Onsite Technology Solutions, Houston, Texas
> Microsoft MVP - Software Distribution (2005-2009)
>
> My Blog: http://onsitechsolutions.spaces.live.com
> Microsoft WSUS Website: http://www.microsoft.com/wsus
> My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/pro...awrence.Garvin
>

 
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