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CCNA or MCSE -security & messaging

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by armouredcrack, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. armouredcrack

    armouredcrack Bit Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    Looking for a bit of advise. I have the oppertunity to do either the CCNA or MCSE - security & messaging course after my MCSE that i am currently doing.

    Can anyone help me decide which course to do as i will probably to both courses eventually, But in terms of learning and employability which is better? Cost is not an issue.
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    What experience do you have that supports either accreditation?
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    In our place the lads with MCSEs work on the Server Support Team and the lads with CCNA/CCNPs work on our Comms/Network Team. So I guess it depends on what job your aiming for. Our IT security team like you to have a CCNA and CISSP. Do you work in IT at the moment?
     
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  4. armouredcrack

    armouredcrack Bit Poster

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    I am currently working on a IT helpdesk supporting users of networks and specialist IT systems installed on vehicles. I am looking to move into a security role.

    Alot of roles i have looked at (in scotland) ask for Cisco courses so i am leaning towards the CCNA although i really want to do the MCSE - Security & messaging as i think this will go well for me trying to switch from the helpdesk to a security role.
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    In that case I'd get your MCSE first then get your CCNA. I think if you show you've tailored your MS route to gain the ":Security" an IT Security manager would be happy enough. I'm not sure if the :messaging would make much of a difference but thats speaking purely from how things are done in my company
     
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  6. armouredcrack

    armouredcrack Bit Poster

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    Thanks jk2447 the messaging just came with the MCSE: Security option i don't really want to do it i just looked at it as an added bonus.

    From the feed back i have got from this and my other peers i think CCNA will be the best next course to do :) I can always do the MCSE:Security later on.

    Thanks again
     
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    WIP: MCSE, CCNA
  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good idea, if your like me it will start to bug you that you didn't carry on to get the MCSE ha ha
     
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