MCSA or MCDST

What do you guys think would be best to go for out of these?

MCSA 2000 followed by upgrade to 2003

or

the new Microsoft desktop support tech?

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  • WebmasterWebmaster Posts: 10,292Admin Admin
    Depends on the job you want and the jobs available in your area. The MCDST is specific for support, while MCSA is meant for administrators.

    Both would be good :D
  • rockstar81rockstar81 Posts: 151Member
    thanks for reply.

    I was considering doing both. Is there much of a difference between 70-271(supporting windows xp OS) to 70-271(MCP XP)..they look just about the same on a quick glance?
  • skully93skully93 Posts: 321Member
    Well, think of it this way:

    For the MCSA electives, you can take the A+, and then either the Security + (ouch), Network +, or Server + (I haven't taken it but I made it through the book in less than a month, and I'm no genius).

    OR

    You can get the MCDST. I think really the A+ and N+ might give you some more general concepts, so you could go on to at least get a ccna or understand linux, whereas the MCDST kind of pigeonholes you into the MS route. I still want to see the material though, because it's bound to be pretty interesting.
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  • cyborgcyborg Posts: 20Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Hi People!

    I'm taking my MCDST exams in 2 weeks. I noticed there are no practise questions here for it. Does anyone have any clue as to online resources and practise questions for the certification (MCDST)?

    Would appreciate your help
    cyborg
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