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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Rblbliss, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Rblbliss

    Rblbliss New Member

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    Hello everyone my name is chris from the UK.

    Been looking at some courses for MCDST and MCSE through @dvent and computeach and came across this forums, tbh now im just confused so i hope some of you can help advise me on my next course of action.

    1. should i go through a training programme with companies such as @dvent or computeach.

    2. go through a collage or uni.

    3. what other options are there? :eek:
     
  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Hi Chris, welcome to CF!

    You really have three options open to you which are:

    1. Training Provider e.g. Advent etc (Most Expensive)

    2. College

    3. Self Study

    It depends on which learning environment is best for you. I have personally just passed the MCDST which I did as self study. I posted about how I obtained my MCDST here http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/thread26216.html

    When I get onto the MCSA, depending on the material content I will either Self Study or go to my local College. In fact two of the lecturers there on these forums being Modey and Wagnerk.

    They can perhaps shed some more light on the College option.
     
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  3. Rblbliss

    Rblbliss New Member

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    Thankyou for ur reply i am thinking that the advent way is the wrong way to go and will give the self -training a go. i have been looking on the microsoft site and seen the books to purchase. I will read the thread you have posted and hopefuly I will make my decision and not regret it :biggrin.

    btw you will probebly be seeing alot of me on here bugging you all and asking questions :biggrin
     
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi Chris and welcome to CF!

    Another vote here for self-study!

    Harry.
     
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  5. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :)
     
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  6. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums...
     
  7. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!
     
  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Good choice on the self-study option. :) Welcome to the forums!
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -ken
     
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  10. Rblbliss

    Rblbliss New Member

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    thx for advice again books are now purchased only time will tell!

    MS SELF PACED 70-271 WIN XP

    MCDST Self-Paced Training (Exam 70-272)

    any other software or books i should be purchasing please let me now
    Also i must add absolutely brilliant forums, very nice to finaly get some advice that wont cost me a fortune.
     
  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.:biggrin

    Having been on both sides (self study and training provider) I also recommend the self study route.
     
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  12. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) Another vote for self study!
     
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