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Discussion in 'MCDST' started by JSH333, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. JSH333

    JSH333 Byte Poster

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    Hi everyone

    I'd like to start off by saying hi as I'm new here!:biggrin

    I've been reading up a bit on the MCDST exams and im interested to study for them. But id like to know how i would go about arranging the exams? Also what books/cd-roms would you all recommend for this qualification?

    Thanks

    James
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCP, MCDST
    WIP: MCSA
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & Welcome to CF,

    To arrange the exams for the MCDST you will have to buy exam vouchers. You can buy them from the test centre themselves: www.vue.com or www.prometric.com (both of them will have various test centres thru-out the world, or an alternative is to buy them from a reseller like www.getcertifiedforless.com (which are normally cheaper but you will still have to take the test at one of the testing centres).

    As for what books/CD-roms, the ones that I recommend are:

    Books:

    1.Sybex: MCDST: Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician Study Guide: Exams 70-271 and 70-272
    2. MOC 2261B & 2262B (Microsoft offical study books - the B at the end of the numbers are the version number - B is what I have, I don't know the newset one)

    CD-ROM/CBT:

    1. Transcender are normally quite good for test sims
    2. Learnkey training for the 70-271 & 272 are very good.
    3. CBT Nuggets are ok, but in my opinion not as good as learnkey.

    Hope this helps

    -Ken
     
    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
  3. riaz.hasan

    riaz.hasan Kilobyte Poster

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    welcome to CF! and also have a look at the MS Press books for 271 and 272
     
    Certifications: Degree, A+, HDA, MCP(270 finally!!)
    WIP: MCDST, MCSA2k3

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