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A+ vs. MCDST

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Trogdor, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Trogdor

    Trogdor Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hello all!

    I am currently studying for the A+ exam and I got some info on the MCDST. They sound quite similar. The A+ will surely make the MCDST less difficult. What I am really interested in finding out is if you already hold an A+, is getting a MCDST overkill? Or does it have advantages in addition to the A+ that would make it a worthwhile addition?

    Thoughts and feedback most appreciated...
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, PDI+, MCDST, HP APS Server, HP APS Desktop / Laptop
    WIP: ITIL, CCNA, MCSA, and BSc
  2. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi Trogdor...check out this post:

    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?p=49167

    Hope it helps

    Cheers
     
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5
  3. Trogdor

    Trogdor Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Cheers Mate! Exactly what I needed. I looks like the A+ focuses on fixing the kit, and the MCDST teaches you to fix the customer as well.

    Me thinks it will be next on the list then...
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, PDI+, MCDST, HP APS Server, HP APS Desktop / Laptop
    WIP: ITIL, CCNA, MCSA, and BSc
  4. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Well said!

    I'm sure that the MCDSTs of CF will be along to provide you with some more specific info on the cert!

    Good luck with your A+ m8...it's a great cert!
     
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5
  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Want my recommendation? - Do them both.

    The A+ and the Network+ both prepare you with the fundamentals on which to build your knowledge.

    Once you have gained employment it will probably be in some kind of helpdesk type role, so this is where the MCDST comes in useful.

    As you've already said the A & N teach you about the kit and how it works, where as the MCDST teaches you how to resolve issues with the applications that run on the kit.

    in a sense they both compliment each other.

    8)
     

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