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70-270 before 271 & 272?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by karl_lankford, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. karl_lankford

    karl_lankford Byte Poster

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    Hello

    Being a n00b to the MCDST, whilst studying and chatting on various forums, i have noticed that some people are doing the 270 exam first.

    i thought the 270 was the next exam after the 271 and 272, due to it is more focused on sys admin, not grunts like us.

    am i correct in thinking this, or should i look at 270 first?

    Thanks

    karl
     
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  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    As I understand it, 271 and 272 are more about troubleshooting and supporting an installation of XP on a box - you know, helpdesk type stuff.
    270 is more about XP on a network and is quite a bit more complex as it includes server and domain stuff.
    I haven't done MCDST myself, but I think despite the numbering system, that would be the place to start...

    That is until the others come along and start saying A+ N+...
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    271, 272, 270

    Thats the way that I'd suggest. 8)

    hi and welcome.
     
  4. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    I agree with simon, although i did 270 then 271 & 272... MCDST is a gentle introduction to MS exam styles and how you need to study for the exams.
     
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  5. karl_lankford

    karl_lankford Byte Poster

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    well i jumped in and took 70-271 first, and am studying for 272 now!

    woot!
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Sounds like you're on the right track. Best of luck!
     
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  7. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I agree with what Jonny said, first the 271, 272 and then 270. I however did it arse about and did 290 first then 270. After that 271 was more of a refresher.
     
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