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Discussion in 'MCDST' started by usintheuk, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. usintheuk

    usintheuk New Member

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    I want to do my MCDST but am unsure the best way to do it, should i do the online course or get the interactive cd's?
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    What online course, and what interactive CDs?

    I usually recommend MSPress and Sybex for study guides. Other than that, I don't recommend ANY courses or CDs.
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    as a great man once said "what he said" :)

    if your company has access to any courses/videos then why not use them, but I have the 2 above-mentioned books and exam cram 2 - which I think should be sufficient.
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Self study is the way no need to pay for a course :D
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  5. usintheuk

    usintheuk New Member

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    Is it possable just to do the exam then? Where can you do the exam?
     
  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    If soon, at any Prometric or Vue testing centre.

    Harry.
     
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  7. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Unless you have purchased a voucher from Pearson Vue, you can only sit Microsoft exams at Prometric centres as of 1st Sep.

    Boyce
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  8. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Ah - thanks for the correction - I knew it was soon, but not just how 'soon'. :oops:

    Harry.
     
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  9. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    The only thing I would add to the advice above is, when you run into a subject you do not thoroughly understand from the MS Press books or the Sybex books(far and away my favorite of exam books) buy books on the fundamentals of the subject so you will have the understanding of how the technology works from the ground up. You will never regret learning more than "the MS way", or having learned more than is presented a book designed to teach you just enough to pass a test, when you actually start working with the technology itself.

    Get as much fundamental knowledge as you can. Set your study goals for understanding the technology from the ground up and you will have a working knowledge of things and pass the test. Set your goal for passing a test and that's what you will know how to do, pass a test. A piece of paper that says you passed a test, and not really knowing how to do things, will not get you very far.
     
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