Studying for MCDST

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by kwallity, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. kwallity

    kwallity Guest

    I've just started (today actually) in looking into the MCDST. I've been in
    IT for years, and would like to have the certification to back up my
    experience. Can anyone tell me... is everything needed to study for the test
    available through this website? I saw the practice exams and everything
    else. If I sign up for the membership, will it give me all I need to be able
    to pass the test.
    --
    Thanks,
    Kevin W
    PA
     
    kwallity, Aug 29, 2006
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  2. kwallity

    K Kaylor Guest

    Kevin,

    I would suggest purchasing the microsoft self study books on the MCDST as
    they cover all of the exam objectives that will be covered on the exam. The
    books also include some practice test from measureup that will assist you.
    This should be more than sufficient for someone who has years of IT
    experience.

    "kwallity" wrote:

    > I've just started (today actually) in looking into the MCDST. I've been in
    > IT for years, and would like to have the certification to back up my
    > experience. Can anyone tell me... is everything needed to study for the test
    > available through this website? I saw the practice exams and everything
    > else. If I sign up for the membership, will it give me all I need to be able
    > to pass the test.
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Kevin W
    > PA
     
    K Kaylor, Aug 29, 2006
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  3. Hi Kevin,

    I agree with K Kaylor. Granted I have several other certifications, I went
    out and bought the MS Press books, went through the Readiness Review Suites
    (which I love!) and passed the two exams yesterday and today.

    The books you want are:

    MCDST Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-272): Supporting Users and
    Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on Microsoft® Windows® XP, Second
    Edition (http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/8771.asp)

    and

    MCDST Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-271): Supporting Users and
    Troubleshooting a Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System, Second Edition
    (http://www.microsoft.com/MSPress/books/8796.asp)

    Good luck and let us know how it goes!

    M

    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "kwallity" wrote:

    > I've just started (today actually) in looking into the MCDST. I've been in
    > IT for years, and would like to have the certification to back up my
    > experience. Can anyone tell me... is everything needed to study for the test
    > available through this website? I saw the practice exams and everything
    > else. If I sign up for the membership, will it give me all I need to be able
    > to pass the test.
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Kevin W
    > PA
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 29, 2006
    #3
  4. Hi Matt,

    From my understanding there is no plan to change the 070-272 exam with the
    release of Office 2007. What you should expect to see in the first quarter
    of 2007 is a new generation of MCDST for Vista, which would probably include
    Office 2007.

    So you know I sat for 070-272 this morning and there were questions about
    Office XP/2002, as well as Office 2003. Though I think you are better off
    getting it over with, I would not worry about the changes you mentioned.

    Good luck!
    M
    --
    MDG, MCSA
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "kwallity" wrote:

    > I've just started (today actually) in looking into the MCDST. I've been in
    > IT for years, and would like to have the certification to back up my
    > experience. Can anyone tell me... is everything needed to study for the test
    > available through this website? I saw the practice exams and everything
    > else. If I sign up for the membership, will it give me all I need to be able
    > to pass the test.
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Kevin W
    > PA
     
    Montreal MCSA, Aug 29, 2006
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