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MCSDST - MS press, Sybex or both?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Sure Shot, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. Sure Shot

    Sure Shot Nibble Poster

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    As the title suggests, I would love to hear your opinions on wheather or not I need MS Press and/or Sybex books to study for these exams.

    Thanks

    Sean
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Hi Sean,

    I used the MS Press stuff for the MCDST;

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MCDST-Self-...2868733?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1182546796&sr=1-1

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/MCDST-Self-...2868733?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1182546796&sr=1-2

    This, with XP Professional and Office you will be ready to go!

    Good luck!

    Boyce
     
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  3. Sure Shot

    Sure Shot Nibble Poster

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    Christ that was quick!

    Thanks Boyce, I only ask because I remember seeing a post on here stating that they found questions in the exam not covered in the MS books but in the Sybex.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    We aim to please! I am of the opinion that the more angles you can look at something from (!) the better!

    Seriously, if you can afford MS and Sybex, get them! I bought 3 books for the A+ - all worth reading and keeping on the shelf. Sometimes, an author has the knack of explaining certain things better than others.

    Good luck, post whenever you need help.

    Boyce
     
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  5. Sure Shot

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    ....and pleased you have mate. Much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Sean
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Stick around - there's plenty more :thumbleft :morebeer
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    Note: you should probably study for the MCDST exams, not the MCSDST exams. ;)
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Mike's not on the Ale tonight then?! :morebeer
     
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  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Do you get any practice questions or software on cds with these books Boyce?
     
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  10. Sure Shot

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    Thanks for your input Mike :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Boycie
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    UCM,

    The MS press books do have questions at the end of each chapter, but in all honesty, you need Transcender (or similar) to check for readiness.

    Boyce
     
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  12. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Good luck with your studies sure shot:biggrin

    are you doing self study or going through a long distance learning provider?
     
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  13. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Boyce, after much thought and advice from Sparky and BM I have decided to go the route of MCDST like sure shot. I think it's the best way forward to getting a MCP!:biggrin
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

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    UCM - Pass any Microsoft exam and you will get a MCP.
     
  15. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    True but like Sparky implied I would be better off doing:- the exams 70-271 than the others.
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    Not any; some will get you the MCTS instead: link

    That said, 70-271 and 70-272 both qualify as MCP exams.
     
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  17. BosonMichael
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    Nope! Been drunk once in my life; won't happen again, that's for sure!
     
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  18. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Thanks Mike!:thumbleft
     
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  19. Boycie
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    It's also good preparation for the 70-270. 8)
     
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  20. Raffaz

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    You get practice questions at the end of every chapter and you get a CD with measure up software aswell.
     
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