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MCDST Passed

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by willolpl, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. willolpl

    willolpl Bit Poster

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    Just to let you all know that i passed the second exam to become an MCDST cert holder today.:D

    Looking at MCTS Windows 7 next.Is this the best route? and should i post my CV online to look for that poss first IT job?

    Many thanks.
     
    Certifications: CompTia A+, MCP, MCDST
    WIP: 70-680
  2. greenbrucelee
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    Well done :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!

    Yeah, the MCTS: Vista and/or MCTS: Win7 certs are worth pursuing.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  4. soundian

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    Congrats.
    Start looking for jobs asap, I would have advised doing that earlier.
    The 70-620 is a nice introduction to Vista/W7. The two OSs are so similar (comparing them to XP) that nearly all the knowledge from the 620 is relevant in a W7 environment. The 70-680 exam barely touches on the basics of the OS and really does assume a higher level of previous knowledge/experience than the 620 or MCDST.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. reddevil12

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    Congrats on pass :clap
     
    Certifications: a+
    WIP: 70-270 / 70-680
  6. Apexes

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    Good skills! nice one :)
     
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  7. willolpl

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    Thanks for the info,i will look into this.

    Anyone recommend a book for this one??
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
    Certifications: CompTia A+, MCP, MCDST
    WIP: 70-680
  8. j1mgg

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    Congrats on the pass and do you work in IT at the moment?

    For the next course i would advise what you work with, but if you arent in IT then a windows 7 exam would be good.
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+, ITIL V3 Foundation, MCDST, 70-270, 70-290
    WIP: 70-291, security+ and SSCP
  9. Notes_Bloke

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    Congrats on the pass:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  10. willolpl

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    No i do not work in IT at present but thanks for the info as i need to weigh things up.Ok got the "pass" but hands on experience is limited.We use XP in work and run the plant via a third party software thats sits on top of XP.I use Windows 7 at home and used XP from the day it was released.
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2011
    Certifications: CompTia A+, MCP, MCDST
    WIP: 70-680
  11. TheITCrowd

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    :cheers congrats on pass
     
    Certifications: Network + |CCNA |MCTS-70-680,MCTS-70-401, MCTS-70-656, MCTS-70-351 |HP AIS ProCurve Networking -2011 | HP2-896 |VCD-CP27|JNCIA |Hewlett Packard ASE - Network Infrastructure (2011)
    WIP: 642-813
  12. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Congrats on the pass! :D
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
    WIP: A+
  13. karan1337

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    Congrats!
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCTS, Brainbench: XP and Vista [Master]
    WIP: Bachelors:Computer Science
  14. camadi46

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    Congrats on the pass! Well done.
    I started studying for the MCDST last December but I find it very hard on the practice exams. That is probably because I don't work in IT either. I am doing ok in the Objective Reviews tests but I don't score more than 62-65% in the Practice tests. I use virtual machines to get more practice as well.
    What was your approach to the practice exams? I could use some help if it's not too much to ask. Thanks a lot.
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP
    WIP: 70-680
  15. greenbrucelee
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    When I did the MCDST I didn't work in IT and when I did the rediness review exams for the 70-271 exam I never actually passed any of the exams my highest score was 80% but I still passed the real thing.

    When it came to the 70-272 though I was passing the reddiness review exams before I passed the real one.

    Tip: dont keep doing the same exams over and over otherwise you will subconciousley remember the questions and answers get another practice exam from transcender or preplogic.

    Tip: do all the questions in the books and make sure you know them btw the questions at the end of the book in the prepare for the exam section are exactly the same as what is on the cd

    Remember you only have until Jone 30th to pass before the MCDST is retired.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  16. stevena

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    Well done on your pass!
     
    Certifications: MCTS: Configuring Win 7, MCDST
    WIP: MCSA 2003, MCSE 2003, MCITP: EA
  17. loca1hero

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    Congrats!:thumbleft, I myself am looking to do MCTS (Win7), I think after doing MCDST one can do an upgrade exam for this, it has been mentioned here but I can't remember were..
     
    Certifications: Network+ (004), MCP, see signature
    WIP: MCITP & few oths.Cisco aft sum XPri

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