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Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Morpeth, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Morpeth

    Morpeth Bit Poster

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    Hi everyone, I'm new here - but I read through these forums a fair bit when doing my A+ recently (passed two days ago). I'm now self-studying for the MCDST.

    One quick question. It's really unclear to me what are the latest and up to date books for MCDST. The top results on Amazon look a bit stale.

    I liked the Sybex best for my A+. Can someone who knows tell me what the latest one is? And anyone else, what books did you find most valuable?

    Lastly - the exam isnt going to get updated while I'm studying for it, is it? Just wondering as it looks old, and Vista has been about for a while...yet the MS site tells me both exams are in XP.

    Any help much appreciated :scrambles
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    Hi, Why not introduce yourself here and be a part of this community :)

    Congrats on the pass :)

    I found the Sybex MCDST book very useful.

    The MCDST, like all MS exams, does get updated questions in relation to the subject matter. In the MCDST case it's going to be XP. For Vista there are 2 alternative tracks, the MCITP: CST & the MCITP: EST (these are the MCDST replacements), both of these use the MCTS: Vista cert/exam as their base.

    -ken
     
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  3. Morpeth

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    Hello mate - Thanks for your advice.

    I'm starting to get really confused as to what cert track to take.

    Okay, so the MCITP is the newer version of MCDST - exactly the same but covering Vista rather ran XP?

    In that case I had better look at doing MCITP instead of MCDST - except theres nowhere near the same breadth of training materials out there for MCITP...

    Please help, if you get a second. And thanks again for your time!
     
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  4. Morpeth

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    anyone? :(
     
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  5. Modey

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    I wouldn's say that the MCITP is the same as the MCDST (the Vista one). Bear in mind that things have changed quite a but since XP came out.

    The MCDST is still a very relevant as XP is going to be around and require support for a long time to come.
     
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