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Best qualifications for entry jobs

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by z0nk, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. z0nk

    z0nk Bit Poster

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    Hi

    I am currently doing A+. I have no IT job experience and ideally I want to get into networking, but from what I gather, foot in the door IT jobs start as Helpdesk and 1st Line Support.

    What certificates look better to an employer for these positions. A+ and N+? or A+ and MCDST?

    basically I want to know what cert I should go for after A+.

    Thanks
     
    Certifications: A+, MCDST, ITIL v3
    WIP: MCITP: SA
  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    If your looking for a job in the roles stated, you may find MCDST more ideal for your needs, although both N+ and MCDST are great entry level certs.

    In your situation, I would go for the A+ first, then MCDST, then N+.

    Hope that helps.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  3. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    Yeah, I think your first objective is an I.T. Job!

    So as stated MCDST may be your best bet.
     
    Certifications: A+,N+,S+,MCP,MCDST,MCITP,MCTS,MCSA,CISMP,PCI-P,SSCP
    WIP: CCSK
  4. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    Not so sure, I found the N+ a very good cert to do after the A+
    If you do the MCDST after that, you'll find a lot of the content you've already covered in the other two cert's ;)

    However, if you think the MCDST will help more, go for that first!
     

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