I've been working as a tech for over ten years and never bought into the \ncert program. I always thought of it as another marketing gig from MS. With \nrenewed energy and no paticular reason I picked up MS press MCDST Exam book \nfor 70-271. I started reading it today and by lesson 2 regarding coporate \nstructures I decided to go ahead and take the mock test, after all I've been \nworking with XP for years. I managed get through about 30 questions and \ndecided to check the score and of course I failed miserably. This is so \nde-moralizing to me. I'm considered by clients and workers as being a good \ntech with an whole range of the OS,s, Apps and networking not mention I make \ndecent cash doing it. I guess I have two alternatives. I can buckle down and \nreally study this book and the laws of the MS way or I can just continue what \nI'm doing in hopes that our little company I've worked for so long never goes \nunder. \n My question is: Is the MCDST really worth it? At least for me the end \nresult from troble shooting and fixing machines and networks is the same. At \nleast I manged to get away with it for so long. I picked this cert because I \nthought it would be easy to do and I would move on to the next one, but \nwithin an hour I found out how tough it really is.