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MCDST or A+????

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by bobby24london, May 17, 2009.

  1. bobby24london

    bobby24london Bit Poster

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    Hi every one im bobby and a new member, basically im a scaffolder and have a basic/general knowledge of computers. im looking to change career and getting into the IT industry, i want to do either the MCDST or the A+ course as a start, i would love to know what people thought of the 2 courses and what sort of jobs i could apply for once the qualification/s were attained and what duties would i have, thanks bobbyx:D
     
  2. Sparky
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    Both certs would be good to have on your CV to be honest. 8)
     
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  3. bobby24london

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    thank you for response, what sort of job could i apply for if i had say MCDST??? thanks bobby
     
  4. Gingerdave

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    You would be looking at first to second line support after you get some expriance
     
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    1st line\helpdesk or desktop support. 8)
     
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  6. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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  7. soundian

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    Welcome Bobby.

    I would recommend starting with the A+.
    This covers areas, such as hardware and printers, that the MCDST doesn't and it also gives you an introduction to the MCDST material.

    A lot of people recommend the Network+ next, before the MCDST. I'm not going to offer any opinion on that because I haven't had a good look through the MCDST material and don't know how much help it would be.
     
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    Welcome:D

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  9. greenbrucelee
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    YOu should start with the A+ first especially if you have no experience then move on to the N+ as both will prepare you for the MCDST
     
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  10. MrNerdy

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    Start with A+, as it's a good all round grounding, then N+.
    Both of which should then help you to get an entry level job in IT.
    But dont expect to get paid £££ you may even have to take a pay cut!!

    Good luck with what ever you decide on.:D
     
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    :Dcheers nerdy
     

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