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What order?!?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by darrenwis, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. darrenwis

    darrenwis Bit Poster


    I have just started studying for my A+ and have a bit of computer knowledge through my degree.

    However, what I'm wanting to know if it is possible to do the A+ and N+ together without getting too confused or doing the A+ and the MCDST at the same time.

    OR lastly,

    Should i not be so determined and just to 1 at a time :biggrin

    Certifications: BSc (hons)
    WIP: A+
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

    My advice would be to attempt one at a time. If you try and study for too many different exams at the same time then you'll most likely get confused.

    IMO it's better to concentrate on one at a time. If you're well up on what's needed for a particular exam then you'll pass it faster anyway (enabling you to start studying for another), so there's no real benefit to multitasking.

    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  3. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I agree with Qs, study one at a time, the natural progression would be A+, Network+ and then the MCDST. The Network+ follows on from where the A+ stops.

    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

    I agree, one exam at a time is more than enough.

    I believe the N+ is changing later this year so any study materials you buy for it now will probably be out of date by the time you're ready to take the exams, unless you're experienced enough to pass the A+ very soon.
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. loneferret

    loneferret Byte Poster

    Yup, what all the people above said.
    Certifications: MCDST/N+/L+/i-Net+/CIW/OSCP/OSCE
    WIP: MCTS 70-662

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