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University student wanting to study towards Exam 70-270

Discussion in 'Windows Vista / 7 / 8 Client Exams' started by OzzyB, May 31, 2010.

  1. OzzyB

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    Hi

    I am a student at university I am interested in networking and servers sector of IT.

    I want to increase my knowledge by taking the MCSE exam 70-270.

    I am not sure if I should take the exam now or wait until I gain some experience?

    Is there any videos and books which are good

    Thanks
     
  2. Sparky
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    I used this book for the exam.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Installing-...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1275338874&sr=8-1
     
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  3. TommyTee

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    Just do the exam. You don't have to tell people if you feel it will be detremental.
     
  4. OzzyB

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    Thanks for a reply

    I have 4 month to spare I am thinking about studying for 3 hours everyday

    Is there any videos around too?

    After I pass the exam should I keep the certification on my CV, or remove it until I gain experience?
     
  5. TommyTee

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    I take you're going go on to do the mcdst? I think that is pretty much considered the entry level cert along with A+ so I would think without experience it would be fine, especially if your degree is in IT.
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    The MCDST should be done before 70-270, not after. In truth, you really ought to be supporting XP in a domain environment before pursuing 70-270.
     
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    Is there a certain order I should take the certificate or can I take the 70-290 now
     
  9. greenbrucelee
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    you can take it now BUT Microsoft actually recommend that you have experience in this are before doing this exam.

    Starting certs are usually A+,N+ and MCDST. Do you mean 70-270 or 290? the 290 is for experienced systems engineers the 70-270 is for people with experience of remote installations etc.
     
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  10. OzzyB

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    by the looks of it I should start MCDST and then work towards 70-270
     
  11. greenbrucelee
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    Starting certs are A+, N+ and MCDST before 70-270.

    THe N+ will definetly help you in the MCDST and 70-270 and the A+ will help you in the N+ this is why it is usually recommended that the A+,N+ are done before MCDST and the MCDST before any other MS certs.
     
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    one question can I take the exam in any order

    for example

    1st: 70-270

    and then

    2nd: MCDST
     
  13. BosonMichael
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    You can... but why would you?
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    the MCDST is two exams 70-271 and 70-272 The first exam concentrates on supporting xp etc and the second concentrates on supporting the apps that run on xp. It would be more logical to get the MCDST before doing the 70-270 as it concentrates and the advanced features of XP such as remote installations.

    Learning the basics and how to use xp properly would be more logical before learning how to do the advanced stuff that is why the MCDST is entry level i.e no experience required and why the 70-270 requires you to know AD and have experience in the area.
     
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  15. OzzyB

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    thanks ppl I will make a start on MCDST


    I have completed a self study course on N+ & A+ but never took the exam because Comptia changed the certificate to 3 year.

    I rather spend that money doing ccent and MCDST

    Although Cisco is 3years too but after 3 years i can upgrade to CCNA
     
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    compTIA havent changed it to 3 year. If you pass the A+ and Network + before december 31st you have those certs for life, if you pass afterwards you have to recertify every 3 years if you want.

    CCENT and CCNA is for people who work with cisco kit, getting over certified can harm your employment prospects.
     
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