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Official MCDST Boot Camp

Official MCDST Boot Camp

You will receive four (4) Intense Days of Hands-on training focused on providing the necessary skills and knowledge for Help Desk Professionals to competently handle technical support issues on Windows XP computers!

This Boot Camp will prepare qualified Microsoft professionals to earn the Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician (MCDST) on Microsoft Windows XP certification. The MCDST credential proves that you have the skills to successfully support end-users and to successfully troubleshoot desktop environments that are running the Microsoft Windows operating system.

This program is truly dual purpose: for cutting-edge skills development, we provide you with expert instruction and our Intense School brand of hands-on Labs that are accelerated and based on real-world scenarios; for test-preparation, you will practice sample questions and take simulated exams using Intense School’s time-tested proprietary practice exams. During class, each student will be given two exam vouchers for the required Microsoft professional exams.

Information about this course:

This course is offered as:

  • Classroom Instructor-led Boot Camp
  • Live Online Instructor-led Boot Camp
  • Mentored Self-Paced Online
  • Streaming-Only Self-Paced Online


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and what is included with your enrollment

Course Highlights
  • Expert Microsoft Instructor - Extended availability
  • Highest Certification Pass Rates
  • Complex sims & exercises, gives you practical hands-on experience
SPECIAL OFFER:  FREE RETAKES for each specific Microsoft exam in this Boot Camp:


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This course includes Official Microsoft Learning Product (OMLP) materials fortified with Intense School’s accelerated Supplemental materials, allowing for you to get more intensive hands-on experience during class, as well as providing you an integrated approach toward certification success.                 

The program accelerates the following 5 days of Official Microsoft Courseware:
  • 2261 - Supporting Users Running the Microsoft Windows XP Operating System (three days)
  • 2262 - Supporting Users Running Applications on a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System (two days)

Official MCDST Boot Camp Benefits and Goals

Our four (4) day intense Official MCDST Boot Camp provides helpdesk professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively trouble shoot operating system and application issues on Windows XP desktops. This is an accelerated immersion course, designed for computer professionals that require effective, real-world skill-building and timely certification.

Only Intense School’s Official MCDST Boot Camp offers you the following benefits:
  • Our definitive, TOTAL immersion boot camp experience
  • 4 full days of intense instruction with no outside distractions
  • Exam Vouchers for both exams
  • In-person access to the top experts in the industry
  • Lunch and snacks provided on each day of class
  • Highly accomplished status as a distinguished MCITP
  • Provides tangible evidence of career growth
  • Potential for a salary increase and/or promotion

Here’s what the students have access to:

Each student will work on hands-on troubleshooting exercises. Evening Sessions are not mandatory, but our world-class instructors are there to see the concepts of the day are reinforced through proper self paced exercises and practice materials.

Professional Exams and Certifications:

The Microsoft Certified Desktop Support MCDST candidates are required to pass two core exams. The MCDST credential will not retire with the release of Windows Vista certifications; it will continue to be supported by Microsoft and valued by employers and decision makers who use Microsoft Windows XP.

Intense School’s MCDST Boot Camp extensively prepares students for the following Microsoft exams:
  • Exam 70-272: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting Desktop Applications on Windows XP
  • Exam 70-271: Supporting Users and Troubleshooting a Microsoft Windows XP Operating System
Professional Exams and Certifications:
  • Microsoft Certified Desktop Technician on Microsoft Windows XP Certification
Who Should Attend:

The target audience will typically be new entrants to the IT field and career changers entering the IT field.

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Select the type of training that best fits your schedule and learning style!

Live, Online, Self-Paced, Classroom - contact us for details on each.


Streaming Only

Base Course. Best for refresher courses

  • Easy Online Access
  • Expert Microsoft Instructor
  • Exam Review
  • Highest Quality Content - 90% Pass
  • Self-Paced Training

Mentored Online

Most popular self-pace option.

  • Online & Offline Playback (DVD,mobile)
  • Expert Microsoft Instructor
  • Intense Proprietary Exam Prep
  • Highest Quality Content - 90% Pass
  • Self-Paced Mentored Training
  • Mentor & Live Instructor Support
  • Text books, Pre-Study, and Lab books
  • Complex Sims and Exercise Files


Our top rated training experience

  • Live Classroom
  • Expert Instructor constantly available
  • Intense Proprietary Exam Prep
  • Highest Quality Content - 90% Pass
  • Self-Paced Training (optional add-on)
  • Extensive Live Instructor Support
  • Our highest pass rate course version
  • Text books, Pre-Study, and Lab books
  • Complex Sims and Exercise Files

Live Online

As close to the classroom from home

  • Live Classroom
  • Expert Instructor constantly available
  • Intense Proprietary Exam Prep
  • Highest Quality Content - 90% Pass
  • Self-Paced Training (optional add-on)
  • Extensive Live Instructor Support
  • Text books, Pre-Study, and Lab books
  • Complex Sims and Exercise Files

See what our students are saying:

Course was outstanding as always. All material was covered well and all questions were answered. I am thoroughly satisfied.

- Bill Ross
Precision Fabricating & Cleaning Inc.

He was very knowledgable in the course material and presented it in a very methodical way. The course materials were great and are resources we will use in the future.

- Ralph Polk
Brooke Army Medical Center (CTR)

The class more than exceeded my expectations. The material was exactly what i needed to get my certifications and more. There was not one question the professor could not answer.

- George Embrey

I had an above-average instructor. Not only did he instruct, he mentored us with real-world experience. The knowledge he had of the applications was beyond comprehensible. Outstanding!

- Weston Flowers
Brooke Army Medical Center (CTR)

The instructor was able to not only answer all the questions we had in class and after hours he was able explain the technologies and real world reasons behind using technology A vs B. He adapted the class as needed for all students. I have only had one other instructor at his level in my 15 year career in IT.

- Doug Lloyd - MESA
University of Georgia

The instructor was very knowledgeable about the pen testing and ethical hacking. He was great in delivering the lectures, lab and was very helpful in having us complete the capture the flag exercises. In addition, he provided valuable insight about security in general and pen testing in particular.

- Tijan Drammeh
University of Maryland University College


People coming into the course are expected to have at least “Power User” skills on Windows Desktops, with recent experience on Windows XP. Students should understand basic computer essentials, and have a CompTIA A+ or equivalent experience or training.