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Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by romeospadre, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. romeospadre

    romeospadre Bit Poster

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    Hi, I am cerrenty working in IT and have learnt alot in the last 6 years in regards to repairing PC'S. I work for a pc retailer and now want to earn more money 9new job). have got no tech qualifications but knowledge is good, . want a better job but need some advice about what i should train for (CISCO , A+, NETWORK+, ECDL,MSCE) and how to get a reconised qualification FOR as cheap as possible. mONEYS tITE

    thanks
     
    Certifications: A+, N+
    WIP: 70 - 270 For MCSA + MCTS 70 - 680
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcom to CF!

    Based on the info given I'd say that A+ was your first port of call.

    This will 'solidify' your repair experience - and may even teach you something new!

    Edit: The cheapest way is to self-study. Your experience should make this easy.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    What type of IT job are interested in changing to?
     
    Certifications: A+,N+,S+,MCP,MCDST,MCITP,MCTS,MCSA,CISMP,PCI-P,SSCP
    WIP: CCSK
  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi welcome

    I agree with what Harry said.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  5. Sparky
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    Also worth noting that passing a few certs won’t guarantee a pay rise.

    As already mentioned the A+ is probably the best cert to start with. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Agreed that A+ would be a good start, and a vote for self study. It really depends how much money your willing to lay out on how many resources you can get, but the Mike Meyers All In One 6th Edition would be the first one you need.

    Welcome to CF btw! :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to CF.

    I also agree with what's been said already.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  8. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    You want some career advice? Here you go.
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, A+
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!

    Another vote for A+, then continue on to Network+ and MCDST.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  10. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome and I'll echo what the others said start with the A+ 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  11. romeospadre

    romeospadre Bit Poster

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    thanks
     
    Certifications: A+, N+
    WIP: 70 - 270 For MCSA + MCTS 70 - 680
  12. romeospadre

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    Thanks m8, im on at the moment 15k a year and want to go up to 20k, what direction do you think i should take, or what do you think it will take to get there, thanks
     
    Certifications: A+, N+
    WIP: 70 - 270 For MCSA + MCTS 70 - 680
  13. Sparky
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    What area of IT are you interested in? Do you want to be a network admin, engineer or desktop support? Plenty of options! :biggrin

    Get the A+ done and then perhaps move onto some network related certs?
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  14. romeospadre

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    i like all aspects tbh , like repairing as in fault finding, would like to do networking seein as thats was in demand theese days
     
    Certifications: A+, N+
    WIP: 70 - 270 For MCSA + MCTS 70 - 680

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