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TAKING MCDST WHAT COURSE DO I TAKE AFTER THIS , CAN ANY ONE HELP :)

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by willo22, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. willo22

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    HI

    AM GOING TO TAKE MCDST IN SEPTEMBER IN COLLEGE
    AFTER THIS COURSE FINISHES WHAT OTHER COURSE CAN I TAKE ?
    ALSO I NEED TO NO WHAT JOBS THERE ARE TO OFFER ONCE I HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE

    CAN SOME 1 PLEASE HELP

    THANK YOU
     
    Certifications: ecdl level 1 & ecdl level 2
    WIP: ecdl level 3 advanced & mcdst
  2. hbroomhall

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Where you go next depends on what you want to do with your career.

    However - if you want a good foundation set of certs then I'd suggest the CompTIA A+ and Network+ next.

    Harry.
     
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  3. Sparky
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    WHAT? :eek:

    Can't hear you dude, can you speak up please? 8)

    Other courses: A+, Network+
    Jobs: Helpdesk, Desktop Support.
     
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  4. willo22

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    hi all and thanks for your answers


    i now want to no weather this mcdst is a good course to do and can i get a decent job out of it


    thanks
     
    Certifications: ecdl level 1 & ecdl level 2
    WIP: ecdl level 3 advanced & mcdst
  5. Methodman85

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    What would you consider a decent job? Salary wise.
     
    Certifications: MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, CCNA, MCDST, N+
    WIP: 70-680
  6. Johnd76

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    I think it depends on what you want to do, after i complete my MCDST im going to study for the exam that upgrades me to be qualified in Vista.
     
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  7. willo22

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    hi both realy i want to no wa kind of job ?
    also as i can see you have already done the mcdst your self i am wanting to no what wage would i be looking at ?

    thank you
     
    Certifications: ecdl level 1 & ecdl level 2
    WIP: ecdl level 3 advanced & mcdst
  8. greenbrucelee
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    You will be looking at entry level/Trainee IT technician or helpdesk jobs.

    The wage wont be good untill you have experience so probably about 14-16k (14k being more realistic)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  9. willo22

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    i am just wanting to complete as much of the training as i can and get a decent job , i no what you mean by saying experience do you think it would be a good idea if i could do some voulentry work as this would all go down on my cv

    thanks
     
    Certifications: ecdl level 1 & ecdl level 2
    WIP: ecdl level 3 advanced & mcdst
  10. greenbrucelee
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    Yes you could do voluntary work, the money will only come with experience it doesn't matter how many qualifications you get you will still be on low pay untill you get the experience.
     
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  11. Methodman85

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    I don't know where abouts you're located but it varies, here in Toronto with no experience and just that cert you'd be looking at around $10-13 CAD an hour. And yes volunteer work would be benificial, I started off in a school placement position.
     
    Certifications: MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, CCNA, MCDST, N+
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  12. willo22

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    hi how long should i do vol work for and do you think people would take me on even no i am offering my self for free ?

    also wa companys do i go looking for when i am qualified ?

    thanks
     
    Certifications: ecdl level 1 & ecdl level 2
    WIP: ecdl level 3 advanced & mcdst
  13. Johnd76

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    The jobs i have seen for 1st line support is about £8-12 an hour, mind you when i have applied for jobs, most of the company's where more interested in where i had call centre experience rather than actual IT qualifications!!
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
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  14. willo22

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    :(hi so how many years experiance do i need at doing mcdst also what is this A+ all about why are people saying take the A+ before doing the acdst course ????????????
     
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  15. greenbrucelee
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    THANKS :D
     
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  17. willo22

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    :dry :dry RIGHT I AM DOING THE MCDST COURSE IN COLLEGE PEOPLE ALSO MENTIONED I CAN DO A+ AND N+ WHAT COMES AFTER A+ AND N+ ALSO WERE CAN I DO THESE COURSES AND HOW MUCH AN I LOOKING AT TO DO THEM ,,

    CAN SOME ONE PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS QUESTION THANKS :dry :dry
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    You should do any certs after the A+, N+ and MCDST because the other certs require experience in a job.

    You do not need to do a course you can self study for all your certs by getting the relevant books and practicing the concepts.

    Please stop writing in capitals it is known as shouting and isn't very polite.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  19. willo22

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    ok sorry i am new at all this also were can i get all the consepts from that link you sent me is american and i am from uk


    thanks
     
    Certifications: ecdl level 1 & ecdl level 2
    WIP: ecdl level 3 advanced & mcdst
  20. greenbrucelee
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    compTIA is worldwide, read what is on that website you will know what the concepts to study are from that website.

    The best books for the A+ are compTIA A+ all in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers and PC Technician street smarts by James Pyle.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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