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Financeing The MCDST Training Course

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Meat Loaf, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf New Member

    Hello All,

    Does anyone have any sugggestionsd where I can get funding / fees reduction to take my MCDST training and exams.

    I dont want to end up in debt with it as I am currently on a low income - hence i dont want to go down teh road of loans or career development loans.:(

    It just seems that all the MS Trainers want in excess of £1500 plus the Tony Blairs..

    Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreaciated.


    Meat Loaf.
    Certifications: Non Microsfot. City & Guilds
    WIP: MCDST - when i can rasie/find funds
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    OK you have two options here, if you want to achieve the MCP/MCDST status.

    1. Self-Study: this is the cheapest option, however it isn't the easiest option especially if this is your first cert and/or you have no previous experience. Or

    2. Check out your local college/tech, alot of colleges/techs are becoming Microsoft/Comptia/CISCO academy's so they actaully offer courses and exams at a discounted/reduced rate. For example the college in my area are offering the MCDST course plus exam voucher for £255 (course & books) and £193 (for both exams).

    Both options are cheaper than the £1500 options that your currently faced with.

    I hope this helps

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  3. zimbo
    Honorary Member

    zimbo Petabyte Poster

    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  4. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Solid advice, above. I got all my certifications through self-study.

    Welcome to the forum!
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. Boycie
    Honorary Member

    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Meat loaf,

    Cannot really add anything other than welcome to the forum :thumbleft
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT

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