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struggling to do mcdst

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by DAVID ARROWSMITH, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. DAVID ARROWSMITH

    DAVID ARROWSMITH Nibble Poster

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    i will be struggling to fit in the mcdst before the exam expires on 31st march. do not really want to do network plus. would the vista and windows 7 equivs of the mcdst be ok to take. any comments would be appreciated !
     
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  2. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Either mate to be honest. If you know your going to struggle to get them done then you have answered your own question in a sense. I would scrap doing the MCDST and go down the MCTS route. Obviously if you work for a company that uses XP then the MCDST would be more helpful to you but if your after the cert then both are just as good.
     
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  3. Simonvm

    Simonvm Kilobyte Poster

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    How many hours of study can you put in each day?

    What book are you using? I used the Sybex book for my MCDST, it had both exams in one book.
    If you can study one hour a day, six months should be more than enough.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    They'd be fine to take... but XP will continue to be used for years to come. If you can knock out the MCDST, I'd encourage you to do so.
     
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