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usefullness of mcdst

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by skillsmatrix, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. skillsmatrix

    skillsmatrix New Member

    hi guys , new to this forum.

    I have a pc technician diploma, which included an a+,n+,inet+,server+ internal qualification.
    I also have 4 years working experience as a desktop support technician.
    additionally I have an IT diploma in information technology from my local university of technology.

    question1 ) do ppl only care if the a+,n+,inet+,server+ is comptia certified?
    question2 ) is there any point in doing a MCDST at this stage? ( i have the course material allready and find it very basic, however i think having a microsoft certified qualification might be beneficial?? )

    thanks guys!
  2. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

    you arent A+, N+ or Server+ (not sure about inet+, since i dont know the cert) qualified unless its certified by CompTIA. Those are CompTIA certifications. You can possibly say that your diploma covered the objectives of those exams, but you arent entitled to claim you are an A+/N+ qualified technician. so yes, they only care if its comptia certified.
    Certifications: ITIL Foundation; MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    the A+ can only be compTIA certified as it's called compTIA A+.

    With your experience the MCDST should be a walk in the park so you might as well get it.

    Welcome to CF.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. Lev Arris

    Lev Arris Byte Poster

    MCDST is useful as it helps to focus u on desktop support.

    It also makes u an MCP which can again be listed on ur CV.

    I think the MCDST is growing in popularity with employers.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, MCSA (270,290,291)
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    Not sure what you're asking... the certifications you listed ARE CompTIA certifications. If you didn't get those certifications through CompTIA... then you don't hold those certifications. :blink

    The MCDST would certainly be useful because you've been doing desktop support. You shouldn't just certify on what you WANT to be doing; you should certify on what you already KNOW how to do. Thus... it should be relatively easy to knock it out.
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!

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