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CCNA experience abroad

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by ftaran, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. ftaran

    ftaran Bit Poster

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    hi, i have the opportunity to go abroad and be trained and work for a government CCNA network lab, i have no experience of this kind of job now but i would be trained on the job, have access to equipment at all times and gain valuable experience. i wanted to know if i was to do this for a year, would i be able to come back to UK and have a chance of getting a CCNA related job?

    *I have 2.1 honors degree in comp science and am CCNA certified.
     
  2. suicide

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    Go for it. Seems like it will be a great experience. The job market for CCNAs here in the UK is dead. There seems to be more demand for CCNPs with voice or security experience. If you do one year abroad, it will look good on your CV as well
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    Ofcourse you would. Any experience is experience wether you do it on the moon or do it on earth :D
     
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  4. kevicho

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    I would have imagined the Aliens network kit was a bit more advanced than ours ;)
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Especially the ones that live on the Moon.:D
     
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  6. Theprof

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    I would agree, it would definitely benefit you. You shouldn't have to worry about experience abroad not counting in UK.
     
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  7. ftaran

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    :D thanks for the replies everyone, i was wondering what other certificate would be nice to have to go along with my CCNA, for example MCPs, as i said before i have no work experience and most of the jobs where Im going are administration roles, any ideas?
     
  8. greenbrucelee
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    You should get some entry leve certs like MCDST or MCITP windows 7. Since you have got this job then your CCNA os fine but unfortunatley the CCNA is for people with experience and without the experience having it could harm your job prospects. If you didn't have this job I would have suggested you take the CCNA of your cv.

    Stardard entry level certs are A+, N+,MCDST and MCITP any other certs generally certs that you need experience to go with them.
     
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  9. ftaran

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    the mcdst is to retire on 30th of June, is it still worth it or should i go for MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7?
     
  10. greenbrucelee
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    If you can get the MCDST done by then it is worthwhile if not go for MCITP 7
     
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