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Just started the mcdst - any advice???

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Gilly078, May 2, 2008.

  1. Gilly078

    Gilly078 New Member

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    Hi guys, am just starting the MCDST course - any advice for a newbie??

    Gilly
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    what experience do you have? have you got any other certs?

    The best books for MCDST are the MS press books.
     
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  3. Kwak

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    Make sure to read lot of the technet white papers if you can. Don't rely only on the Microsoft press book though unless you have lot of desktop support experience.
     
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  4. Methodman85

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    I passed the 271 by studying for the 270, it was an accident but it worked for me. I don't know if it was a fluke or not.
    You probably shouldn't try it.
    If you can afford the CBTNuggets videos I would go for those. Especially if you hate reading like I do.
    You can slow the videos down, rewind, and pause, while taking notes.
     
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  5. Johnd76

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    Like Methodman said, the CBT nuggets are a great respite from all the reading that you have to do
     
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  6. Bambino1506

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    MS press books and google worked for me.
     
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  7. Gilly078

    Gilly078 New Member

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    Hi, thx for ur advice & tips on getting started. Any idea where I can hold of some test papers? I've registered with some agencies in the hope of getting a job so I can get some practice in while studying but its looking kind of difficult since I dont drive.

    Gilly
     
  8. greenbrucelee
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    if you mean practice exams, have a look at transcender, preplogic and if Boson have any have a look at theirs.

    Free one are usually crap and are usually braindumps (cheating exams) so stay away from them.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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