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MCDST and Comptia A+

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by SasParmar, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. SasParmar

    SasParmar New Member

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    Hi all I have been quoted £995 to do an MCDST and Comptia A+Exam 70-271: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System
    Exam 70-271: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications
    on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System

    Is this is a good offer or can I do it for less?

    I need guidance and support and have considered just reading the book and applying for the exam but not sure what to do and £995 is a lot of money!

    Any suggestions or help greatly appreciated

    Thanks
    Sas.
     
    Certifications: City and Guilds in I.T. Support
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  2. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    Sounds good

    Im doing my MCDST and have done my A+ for free at college.
     
    Certifications: MOS Master, A+, MCP 271
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  3. SasParmar

    SasParmar New Member

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    That doesnt really help me! I work full time and therefore need to a distance learning course
     
    Certifications: City and Guilds in I.T. Support
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    It sounds extortionate to me. Buy Mike Mike Myers A+ all in one 6th edition and pass the A+ by self study. that's easily doable and most people on this site do it that way. Then but a couple of books for the 70-271 and self study that. Before you know it you will be A+ certified and an MCP and have saved a fortune :rolleyes:
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    This.
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    yep will cost under £500 including exam fees, books, travelling to test center and probably buy you a few lunches too.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  7. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Before spending that much, I'd echo the sentiments above and recommend that you try the self study route first.
     
  8. brizzoluk

    brizzoluk Kilobyte Poster

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    I would definately reccomend buying the books yourself rather than paying somebody else £995 to basically give you the same material.
    The mike meyers book is really good and well written, and if you get stuck on anything the people on this site are always happy to help you.
     
    Certifications: ECDL, A+
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  9. miflandia

    miflandia Byte Poster

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    I just passed the essentials last week.
    I spend about 30 £ on books. (meyers + i bought a sort of practice exams on ebay)
    Gracetech solution voucher was about 114£.
    I go for the 602 next month.:)
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
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