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Back to the Exams after 5 yrs

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Graham Bray, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Graham Bray

    Graham Bray New Member

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    Hi all,
    After 5 yrs away from Ms exams, I have finnally started back on the exam trail.

    I started in IT in 1991, writing database orientated apps for the company I worked for at the time.

    I took my first MCP in 1999 (I think) NT 4 workstation, I went on to complete my MCSE in NT4, and then to the extra +I with Exchange / Proxy 2.0 / IEAK4, 9 in total.
    In the following year I took my win 2k MCSE, then over the next 5yrs took XP / win2k3 / win2k3 MCSA, since then I've done some Vendor specific exams, Zyxel Security Admin / Kaspersky Admin / Kaspersky Admin / Security + .

    I have ben running a small IT MSP Company now for 12 yrs (10 staff), but have relied on my previous exams and experience to maintain our Certified partner status, up until now.

    Ms have changed the whole ball game, so its back to the exam track again.

    Sat the SBS 2008 exam two weeks agao, I thought this would be an easier entry point to get back into the swing again, it wasn't to bad really.
    Now onto 70-640, starting today.

    In all this time, the books haven't really changed much, and still don't cover everythng required.

    I have skimmed through the site looking at various posts, and couldn't agree more with the greatelt used statement "You can't beat hands on experience'

    Well, back to the book.

    Graham
     
    Certifications: Mcp, MCP+I, MCSE+I,MCSA,MCSE,Security+
    WIP: Server 2008, Exchange 2010
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    Welcome to CF:D

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    Welcome to the forums ! :D
     
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  6. Theprof

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    Welcome!
     
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    Hi Graham and welcome to CF 8)
     
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