MCDST? What kind of jobs can you get?

TheLegendTheLegend Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hey whats up! I just want to know what kind of Jobs can you get with a MCDST( Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician) Degree! Like do you work in schools,businesses, ect.?
And will these skills apply to Windows Vista and Windows 7?

Thank you

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  • EssendonEssendon Member Posts: 4,546 ■■■■■■■■■■
    Welcome to the forums.

    Type of jobs here

    Can be anywhere if computers are being used.

    It applies to both Vista and 7. See here
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  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,214 ■■■■■■■■□□
    MCDST's focus is a desktop support technician. But many different IT positions could find value in having it. The cert is only going to carry a lot of weight when applying for those desktop and maybe helpdesk roles. Higher up jobs will expect that you know the material but likely won't care much about the paper.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • ipconfig.allipconfig.all Banned Posts: 428
    mcdst is good for support positions.
  • TheLegendTheLegend Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Ok,What Jobs fall under that category? And one other question, Say for instance a Bank or Hospital's Computers get damaged, hardware problemn or Virus attack ect., Who comes in and fix the problems?
  • veritas_libertasveritas_libertas CISSP, GIAC x5, CompTIA x5 Greenville, SC USAMember Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    TheLegend wrote: »
    Ok,What Jobs fall under that category? And one other question, Say for instance a Bank or Hospital's Computers get damaged, hardware problemn or Virus attack ect., Who comes in and fix the problems?

    We can only give you our perspectives, and they will always be tainted by our personal experiences. For a better idea on what jobs hire MCDST certified individuals try putting MCDST in Monster.com and see what kind of results you get.
  • PsoasmanPsoasman Senior Member Member Posts: 2,687 ■■■■■■■■■□
    You should be able to get a Tier 1 Help Desk position or similar with the MCDST, especially if you have some experience. It helps to know someone who can vouch for you if you are lacking in experience.

    Many companies have different names for the same relative position. for example at my job, I am an IT Operations Tech, some of the hospitals in our area have service desk analysts I, II. the bigger companies often have service desk specialists.

    You will probably we doing works such as software, hardware installs, resetting AD accounts and other software passwords, malware removal to start with and more will be added as you gain experience and knowledge.
  • DevilsbaneDevilsbane Member Posts: 4,214 ■■■■■■■■□□
    TheLegend wrote: »
    Ok,What Jobs fall under that category? And one other question, Say for instance a Bank or Hospital's Computers get damaged, hardware problemn or Virus attack ect., Who comes in and fix the problems?

    Most organizations have desktop support people on hand. If there is a mass outage (every computer is infected), then the hospital will likely go into disaster recovery mode, and it depends what their policy states.

    It would not be uncommon to pull nearly every person in IT to start rebuilding computers if it came to that.
    Decide what to be and go be it.
  • TheLegendTheLegend Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
    THANKS , Because i just graduated highschool and its real difficult to decide which program i want to study, why? because i love computers, i was thinking about the cisco certification, then i read about the Microsoft certification and fell in love with it, but im still kind of confused, i just want to pick the right emphasis that fits me! ANy sites out the that has a brerakdown of these two certifications?
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