Should I finish my MCDST?

mvastarellimvastarelli Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
I have 70-271 under my belt and I made it about half way through the prep-book for 70-272. The reason why I'm contemplating whether or not I should finish MCDST is because I'm planning on going back to school for a masters in comp science, along with swinging for some programming specific certs. I don't plan on returning to the IT field as a technician.

So what's the consensus?
CompTIA Tests: 220-301, 220-302, N10-003, SY0-101
Microsoft Tests: 70-270, 70-271, 70-272, 70-536, 70-526, 70-502

Comments

  • TeKniquesTeKniques OSCE, OSCP, CISSP, CISA, SSCP, MCSE (03), Security+, Network+, A+, Project+ Member Posts: 1,262 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Assuming an IT technician was your first plan and it changed, there is no guarantee your second plan will not change either. I would finish it.
  • NPA24NPA24 Member Posts: 588 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I totally agree that since your half way there you might as well finish it.
  • mvastarellimvastarelli Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Software programming was my first plan and I branched out into the IT field partially as an experiment. Going back into programming means getting back to my roots.

    Edit: grammar
    CompTIA Tests: 220-301, 220-302, N10-003, SY0-101
    Microsoft Tests: 70-270, 70-271, 70-272, 70-536, 70-526, 70-502
  • oldbarneyoldbarney Member Posts: 89 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I probably studied less for the MCDST than Network+. That was largely due to the fact that I worked with desktops on a daily basis.

    With that being said, definitely finish the cert. It can't hurt, and can only help should you become fried out with coding.
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