which path should i follow?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Certification' started by Binyam, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Binyam

    Binyam Guest

    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.
     
    Binyam, Nov 28, 2009
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  2. 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
     
    Mitch Garvis, MCT, Dec 2, 2009
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  3. ? ? ? No Kidding!

    (Never heard of it.)


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    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
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    My MVP Profile: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Dec 2, 2009
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  4. 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
     
    Mitch Garvis, MCT, Dec 3, 2009
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  5. 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/profile/Lawrence.Garvin
     
    Lawrence Garvin [MVP], Dec 3, 2009
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  6. 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
     
    Mitch Garvis, MCT, Dec 3, 2009
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