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Discussion in 'MCDST' started by DAVID ARROWSMITH, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. DAVID ARROWSMITH

    DAVID ARROWSMITH Nibble Poster

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    are currently studying for mcdst. have already got a plus. any advice please as to what next. i was thinking along the network plus or mcsa path.
    regards,
    dave.
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    I would recommend the Network+ as it's builds a very good foundation for the 70-291 (one of the hardest exams offered by MS, imo).

    -ken
     
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  3. nugget
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    I agree with Ken, the network + seems to be the next logical step.
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

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    Yeah I agree. I learnt alot from the Net+, really glad I took people's advice and went for it.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Yep I am learning a lot from the N+, I will be doing the MCDST after the N+.

    If you have the relevant on the job experience then you could consider the MCSA but remember if you have the A+ and N+ they count towards the elective in the MCSA so having the N+ would help:)
     
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  6. Johnd76

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    How about throwing in studying for the Vista upgrade?
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    good idea, you could also do the MCAS in Vista too.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Another vote for Network+. :)
     
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  9. DAVID ARROWSMITH

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    thanks for the advice guys but does,nt 70-271 and 70-272 roll into 70-270 but in more depth and would this make sense to go down the mcsa line whilst some of it is still fresh in the memory rather than network plus
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    Depends. How much experience do you have supporting XP in a domain environment?
     
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  11. DAVID ARROWSMITH

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    no experience at all michael !
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    That's what 70-270 deals with. Several people say that their 271 and 272 learning fit nicely with 270, but I don't believe them to be that similar in focus. So, you can take it... just realize that it's designed for people with experience administering XP in a domain.
     
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  13. DAVID ARROWSMITH

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    so network plus it is then ?
    regards,
    dave.
     
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