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MCDST query

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by cjd, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. cjd

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    Hi all,

    I was studying for the 270 exam but have decided recently to do the 271 exam. I have the 270 books from sybex/MS and also the exam cram book. But is it fair to say that I won't need to buy the books for 271?
     
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  2. Theprof

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    I was looking into doing MCDST my self, but I do find some different topics covered in the 271. I think that Unless you know your stuff well in regards to desktop support, the 271 book would be a good thing to have.
     
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  3. Spilly

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    I have MS Press 271 book & Exam Cram for the same, you can have them for £15 + P&P.

    I've used the voucher & CD's but if you are on a budget.
    The XP CD might still let you activate it otherwise you will have to ring MS.

    I've got the same for 70-272, you could have those as well for the same sum when I done with them.

    P&P will be about £8.00 as they are a bit heavy!
     
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  4. cjd

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    thanks, I've looked at the 271 (in the bookstore) and compared it to the 270 book's I have. but can't seem to see any difference? has anyone used the 270 as their preparation for the 271 exam?
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    No, you need the books for 271... although it's the same OS, 270 and 271 test on different aspects of the OS.
     
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  6. cjd

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    yeah i noticed that the objectives for the 271 are different. but could i simply study for those in the 270 book minus the extra objectives for 270?
     
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  7. Sparky
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    I haven’t done the MCDST cert but I have looked through the MS Press books for it. There was some areas covered (such as Outlook Express) that don’t feature in the 70-270 Press book.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    No... the concepts covered by 271 are different from the concepts covered by 270. 70-270 isn't a combination of 70-271 and 70-272... they're completely different. Same OS... but different aspects of study, covering different concepts.
     
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  9. cjd

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    what books for the 271 exam does anyone recommend?
     
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  10. drum_dude

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    Finish and pass 270 then move onto 271.
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    Actually, 271 is easier than 270. It's not a bad idea to do 271 and 272, then hit 270.

    CJD, although I haven't personally used any books for 70-271, I usually recommend Microsoft Press and Sybex for Microsoft exams.
     
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  12. cjd

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    yeah thanks for your advice, I took a good look at the MS book for the 271 and it does go over concepts differently from the 270 book I have. Are there 2 sets of exams with the MS book when you install it?
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    No idea. Check MSPress's site, or perhaps Amazon... maybe it says something there.
     
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  14. Spilly

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    The Ms press books each come with exam tests by Measure up
    and the 271 book has a 6 month Trial of XP

    The Ms press 272 Book has Measure up questions and a 180 day trial of Office 2003.

    These are specifically designed for the MCDST qualification
    (271+272)
     
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