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MCDST prerequisites!

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by RAF, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. RAF

    RAF New Member

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    Hello everyone, first of all i just want to say that this is a great site, its great to be here as well, I have a question I just got my A+ cert. and I want to get the MCDST cert, but i was wondering if theres a prerequisites for that cert. or if you guys advice to me take another cert before it. any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks again

    RAF
     
    Certifications: CompTia A+, Net+
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  2. Stoney

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    Hey RAF, welcome to CF! :biggrin

    As far as I know they are no prerequisites for the MCDST, but the fact that you have your A+ means that you should find the study material easier to handle than someone with no experience.

    If your job involves you supporting users in a desktop environment then the MCDST would certainly be worth having. Otherwise you could study for the Network + certification from COMPTIA.

    Congratulations on your A+ by the way :thumbleft
     
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  3. Alex Wright

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    There aren't any prerequisites for the MCDST as such, but I'd advise that you follow your A+ with the N+ before moving onto that cert. With those 3 certs and a willingness to learn, you'll be a very attractive proposition for potential employers indeed.

    Just my 2p worth.

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  4. nXPLOSi

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    Welcome to CF :) Good advice already given!
     
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  5. Rob1234

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    Hi,

    The prerequisites for MCDST are:

    "The MCDST credential is for IT professionals who are working in the typically complex computing environment of small, medium, or large organizations. An MCDST candidate should have 6-12 months of experience supporting end-users of a desktop operating system."

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcdst/faq.mspx
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    Technically what Rob said is correct but if you get the A+ and N+ they should give you a good grounding to be able to do the MCDST.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  7. RAF

    RAF New Member

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    wow guys, thank you so much.... I never thought i would get this much help :)

    well, all of my work experiences is based on Customer Service, so I guess I will follow your advice and get the Net+ before going for the MCDST.

    one more question please, what kind of material would be the best for NET+.

    Thanks again guys

    RAF
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    For the N+ you need N+ by David groth and Network+ by Mike Meyers.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?

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