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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by strayduck9, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. strayduck9

    strayduck9 Bit Poster

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    Hi

    Just thought I would drop a quick note to say hello as I have just joined and tell you a bit about myself.

    I have no certifications\qualifications in IT what so ever however have been working in the field for over 8 years. Started on the help desk logging calls and have worked up through first and second line support and am now the IT Manager for a small company. I look after a Windows 2003 SBS domain with 3 additional member servers providing Blackberry services, file and print services, Sharepoint services 3 intranet and external client sites, Exchange and around 35 desktops\laptops. I am also responsible for a Linux Unified Threat Management firewall.

    I did have a support guy working under me however we had to let him go as he was a bit naughty so am now on my own managing the whole lot for a while :-(

    I think I have been very lucky to get where I am now without the formentioned certifications\qualifications so I now feel it's time to get that shiny certificate.

    I have decided to jump in at the deep end and do 70-290 followed by 70-291. Will probably then go back and do 70-270 but not sure what to do after that to make up an MCSA (don't think I have the patience and time to go for MCSE) Think my 3 options for the last exam will either be Sharepoint Services 3, Exchange or Security.

    Well that's enough rubbish from me.

    Cyas

    Stray
     
  2. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    It if was me (well, it kinda is as I'm doing a similar set of exams) I'd choose 70-271 and 70-272 for the MCDST.

    Should be easy enough with your first-line/second-line experience.

    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)

    Qs
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums ! :biggrin

    Lots of options available to you with that background - any chance you can get your employer to pay for exams and study material ?


    Perhaps look at ITIL too ?
     
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  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  6. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Hello & Welcome to CF.
     
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  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Welcome to CF, Jim
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  8. strayduck9

    strayduck9 Bit Poster

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    Thanks for the hellos

    ITIL Foundation is on the cards for me and hopefully the company will pay. As for the others i will go down the home study route with a few good books and a test lab. If that fails then i will ask the company to pay for some cbt's which they probably would pay for.

    I have looked at the MCDST option and am keen to do the Windows 2003 Server exams first. Mainly because I want to confirm to myself that what i have learnt is correct when administering our servers.

    Cheers

    Stray
     

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