Certify Yourself as an MCDST Using Online Labs
MCDST is an entry-level Microsoft certification that will help IT professionals get their feet off the ground in IT by demonstrating the skill to successfully troubleshoot desktop environments running on the Microsoft Windows operating system. The certification exams require candidates to show their proficiency in installation, configuration and customization of desktop systems and software.
There are two core exams required for MCDST certification: #70-271, Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System; and #70-272, Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System.
Classroom-based study, books and practice tests for Microsoft’s latest certification have been available for some time. The addition of Real-Time Labs for MCDST can help candidates round out their preparation with hands-on practice in a risk-free environment. The Web-based lab can be accessed 24×7 from any location to help candidates build desktop support skills on live technology as needed. Users have unlimited access and are given real-time progress reports to provide immediate feedback following each lab session, confirming that they have mastered the skills needed or that they need further practice.