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MCDST or MCSE

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by chuckliddell, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. chuckliddell

    chuckliddell Banned

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    sorry, i mean

    what is the better to have

    COMPTIA A+ OR MCDST,

    i understand MCSE is more advanced!
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2010
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    While they both sit at the same level, those two certs do not compete with each other. They compliment each other. The A+ cover things that the MCDST doesn't and vice versa.

    -Ken
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    This. Plus, the A+ is vendor-neutral; the MCDST is Microsoft-centric.
     
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  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I agree with both Ken and Michael, their both good and are different certifications. When I started, I went for both A+ and MCDST.
     
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  5. karan1337

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    Both are good ones to get a head start in IT.
     
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