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Discussion in 'MCDST' started by danny187, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. danny187

    danny187 New Member

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    Hi , i have just ordered the mcdst self study microsoft books on amazon, i have no commercial experience and i work in construction hire, my missus works on sql and i spoke to my mate who is certified in about 4 things and he think it is a good idea for me to learn these and eventually do the exams.

    do you think im out of my depth, i know my round a pc and know certain things any advice or help would be nice.

    Thanks
     
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    It’s a good cert to start with mate.

    If you have any questions when you are studying just post them here. :thumbleft
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome :)

    Yes the MCDST is possible without experience but it may be beneficial to learn the A+ and N+ before (thats the usual way anyhow). compTIA A+ will teach you the basics of computing and technical support skills, the N+ is the basics of networking both of which will help when you get to the MCDST exams.
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    I agree with what GBL & Sparky already said :)

    Welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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  5. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    So far the info has been spot on! :)

    Hello and welcome to the forums!
     
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  6. danny187

    danny187 New Member

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    Thanks, i spent abot £50 on the two press books, and will just read through them, to be honest not really bothered howlong it takes, but does anyone have any ideas on how long i should study for and a realistic aim for the exams.
     
  7. del_port

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    we don't know your depth of experience when it comes to using the actual operating system windows xp?

    I've been using xp since day one,which was 7 years ago,but i'm sure i'll learn a lot about this operating system that i've never comes across before,as a single user i never have to bother about passwords or permissions,this stuff is covered in the mcdst,i'm looking forward to the challenge of mcdst.

    I'll be sitting the exams around january,i've already done the A+ .
     
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  8. nic81

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    Hey!

    I have no IT experience, but good with the likes of computers....i doing MCDST.

    So far so good! Not be long till i sit the first exam....scary!!!
    Some parts been tough but i've got there! Woohoo!

    This site has been a great help! These ppl know their stuff!! :)

    Nic :D
     
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  9. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to Cert Forums!

    I wrote a Study Guide for the MCDST, located in the MCDST forum, hope that helps you a little.
     
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