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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ajs1544, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. ajs1544

    ajs1544 New Member

    Just thought i would say hi to everyone and say what a great forum. I had started to research for a good course to do a MCDST either fast track or home learning but came across this forum whilst searching.

    I have worked on an IT helpdesk before about 2 years ago,for a 5 yr period and am looking to return, but feel I should also get the right qualifications as im reaching the big 40 next year.

    After finding the forum I followed the link for the microsoft site giving free exam prepartion for the MCDST exams . I was pleasantly suprised to find on the first section for the 70-271 I knew almost 80% of the answers.

    My question being now will I need to pay loads for a 5 day course or as I am thinking can I continue with some books etc which have been suggested on this forum and continue home study/ refreshing.... and should I first take the A+ - Network+ before taking my MCDST...??
  2. zimbo
    Honorary Member

    zimbo Petabyte Poster

    Hi and welcome to CF!

    I would think you heading towards the MCSE right? Then i think the Network+ after the MCDST. I suggest since this is your first certification you get the 2 *best* books IMO for the MCDST this and this

    Now if you can get a PC to play with and mess around with that will be great! And thats all you need to study MCDST. If you got some extra money i suggest go for www.transcender.com - they testing software and very good!

    Just shout if you need help because i did both exams fairly recently - good luck!:biggrin

    PS you dont need to pay loads to learn and get certified! Just remember that!
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
    Honorary Member

    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    Greetings and Welcome to CF :biggrin
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Hi there and welcome :D
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009

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