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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Kiwimatt, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Kiwimatt

    Kiwimatt New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm very new to the IT game and am one of these people that would like to change career and give IT a go!

    I am looking at doing the MCDST as I have a background in customer service and alot of experience as a user of Microsoft products.

    Is MCDST a good starting point? The forums seem to suggest the A+ is the best start???

    Cheers
    Matt
     
  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello Matt and Welcome to CF:biggrin

    A+ offers a solid foundation in Hardware & software skills for PC support!

    It would be a unwise move to skip this!

    But it's your choice, the other thing to remember with A+ is you only have to take it once! reconised worldwide as the industry standard for PC technicians! While Microsoft Certificates always need to be updated! Soon the new Vista Office will be out and if you have MCDST using office XP products you will have to re-take this to stay up to date!
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome!

    It rather depends on what you expect to be doing. A+ is not M$ specific and covers a lot of areas useful to know which M$ wouldn't bother with. This is why the A+ is felt to be a good start.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
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  4. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi Matt,

    I'm heading down that route A+, Network+ then onto MSDST - in a way seems somewhat natural progression for me.

    welcome by the way - at least I'm not the only newbie here :)
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :D
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF mate 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  7. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Matt - welcome to CF :) Are you really a kiwi ??8)
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  8. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Hello! :biggrin
     
  9. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.:D
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  10. Kiwimatt

    Kiwimatt New Member

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    Cheers for the advice guys. Think I gonna crack on with the A+. Will let you know how I get on. It's great to know this forum is here if I have any problems/questions.

    Matt

    ps. yes I am a proud Kiwi from Aotearoa!
     
  11. riaz.hasan

    riaz.hasan Kilobyte Poster

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    welcome to CF! :)
     
    Certifications: Degree, A+, HDA, MCP(270 finally!!)
    WIP: MCDST, MCSA2k3

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