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A few Questions

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Rob1234, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi, I have a few questions, even though I am currently studying for my Network+ my manager wants to know what other training I will be doing next year, as I only started my N+ a few weeks ago I probably won't sit the exam till May-June time. Then I will look at doing the MCDST but my boss wants to know what training material I will need and how much it will cost so they can work out my training budget for next year (including my N+). So my questions are:

    1) I was thinking of getting the MS press books and the exam cram books for each exam, and the transcender CD-ROMs. Does that seem like enough? What would you recommend?

    2) Also my manager says that I can do other types of training for the MCDST, such as training courses, online training etc. but I'm not too keen on training courses as I prefer to study at my own pace, do you know any other type of training I could do?

    3) Last question, I also want to upgrade the MCDST to include the Vista exam but on Microsoft's website it shows these three courses but which one should I upgrade to? Is there a standard route or does it depend what sort of work I do?

    4)Thought of another question I read that the exams cost £88 is that correct that seems cheap compared to CompTIA not that I'm complaining!

    Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any info would be appreciated :D
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Forget Network+... just go straight for the CCNA...




    ...no experience required. :thumbleft







    (DISCLAIMER: parody thread)
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    1) get all of those, that should suffice

    2)if you prefer your own pace self study then

    3)not sure about this but I would do one that supports what you do as a job

    4)yes the MS exams are cheaper for some crazy reason.
     
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  4. no_one_here

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    From the URL you supplied, it seems you have answered your own question. See its item 3. Basically, the 70-621 exam combines two others - 70-620 (MCTS: Windows Vista Configuring) AND 70-622 (MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician) - and gives you both certs IF you pass. Of course, you could always take both exams separately.

    MCITP: Consumer Support Technician is a separate exam (70-624) and requires 70-620 as a prerequisite.

    Look on the Microsoft website for further details.
     
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  5. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks for that I see what you mean I thought I had to pick one of those three but I just have to do the 70-621.
     
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  6. no_one_here

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    Please note that for 70-621 you will HAVE to study and know the material for 70-620 AND 70-622. I think I saw somewhere that MS pick the hardest questions from those two exams for 70-621 (to make one exam out of two). I don't know if that's true, but be prepared anyway.
     
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