MCDST can be said as Microsoft certified desktop support technician. They are the specialized certificate for the people who are in the IT field and also aiming to work in desktop supportive role. This certification validates the ability in troubleshooting desktop environment successfully which runs on Microsoft windows Operating systems. Additionally, this certification also validates the skills for educating users as well as helps them to solve the hardware and software operations, problems on applications in the windows etc. For the entry level candidates, this MCDST certification is designed for the candidates who are having 6 or more months of work experience in windows XP environmental.
The following are the benefits of this MCDST certification credentials.
1) It provides the necessary skills to the applicants for performing their day to day tasks.
2) It also provides to the employers that you are very serious about the improvement in your careers.
3) MCDST certification will help to step in to the IT field.
In order to obtain this MCDST certification, candidates have to take up two multi choice examinations and also minimum eligibility scaled points has to be scored. The following are the two exams.
1) Troubleshooting and supporting users of Microsoft windows XP operating system or 70-271 (exam number).
2) Troubleshooting and supporting users of desktop applications in Microsoft windows XP operating system or 70-272 (exam number).
In case if you already hold a MCDST certification and wanted to qualify in windows vista platform, then you need to take up only one exam for obtaining MCITP and MCTS: (enterprise support technician certification).
70-621: this examination is for upgrading to MCITP enterprise support from MCDST certification. This exam helps the candidate in obtaining credit towards the 70-620 Microsoft certification exams. This means that if a candidate gets a pass score in 70-621 upgrading examination, then it is not necessary to take this 70-620 examination.
In order to take up this MCDST examination, candidate has to check the MCDST certification official website to note down the up to date information’s. Examination will be of 75 minutes duration with 65 to 75 questions approximately. It is not necessary to take up both exams on that same day itself. Candidate can take their time in completing these two exams.