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MCDST, Any Good??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by amaru, 12 Jul 2006.

  1. amaru

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Jul 2006

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    Location: Cardiff

    Is this a worthwhile MS qualification to acheive??
     
  2. JollyGreen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,161

    Nope, it's about equivilent to a GCSE in IT usefulness.
     
  3. amaru

    Gangster

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    Location: Cardiff

    Thats why my company have offered to pay for me to do the course and the exams then lol :)
     
  4. JollyGreen

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 1,161

    Hey, can't complain about free qualifications no matter how rubbish :p
     
  5. Stelly

    Don

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    Location: Liverpool

    I have just finished it, I thought it a complete waste of time

    Stelly
     
  6. Oakesy2001uk

    Mobster

    Joined: 7 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,312

    dont complain, I cant get any training out of my work ! :-(
     
  7. iBot

    PermaBanned

    Joined: 12 Sep 2005

    Posts: 3,309

    Location: England

    Just which qualifications are worthwhile?
     
  8. crashuk

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    what is it ive never heard of that.
     
  9. crashuk

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    ok found it
    Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System 70-271
    Required
    Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System 70-272


    your better off doing the 70-270 exam because you can work towards a mcsa.
     
  10. badgermonkey

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Mar 2006

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    Location: Wales

    MS Qualifications tend to be pants, aren't worth diddly squaat.
     
  11. Ricochet J

    Capodecina

    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    Cisco ones are a must in the networking field.
    Microsoft ones are a must in the technician field.
    Experience is a must for any field.
     
  12. antc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

    Posts: 1,755

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    couldnt agree more with that statement, although any "free" qualifications are worth doing if your employer is willing to pay ;)
     
  13. fonzee

    Soldato

    Joined: 23 Jun 2005

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    Location: Cornwall

    that is complete utter tripe...

    why might i ask do you feel any MS qualification is 'pants'?
     
  14. amaru

    Gangster

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    Location: Cardiff


    I agree i thought a MS qualification would be worthwhile being as 90% of companies have/use Microsoft software??? :confused:
     
  15. Fantom

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Cornwall

    Holy Thread Resurection :eek: :D

    I got my MCDST today :cool: :D and I feel that it is useful and I hope that it will help me to get a job in IT

    I thought it was perfect because the job asks for "knowledge of the Microsoft family of applications"
     
  16. Abraham

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Manchester City Centre

    if it's free it's worth doing
    although as mentioned i'd see if they'll do one which can be used towards something else like mcsa

    i've just got a job and they've thrown mcsa into my package as an incentive, which is pretty cool