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Cisco IT Essentials

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Sco0t, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. Sco0t

    Sco0t Byte Poster

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    Done this course in college last year, was IT Essentials which at first I thought was like A+ but found it that it was Cisco, has anyone heard of Cisco IT Essentials? Worth anything, anyone got anymore info on it? I've attached a picture of the certificate I got, just want some light shed on it :) Oh and the quality of the pic is pretty ****, was done on my phone hah. [​IMG]
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Cisco have heard of it :p

    See here
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I've heard of it, and completed it, although it was many moons ago.

    IT Essentials 1 is like the A+ and IT Essentials 2 is like the Server+.

    They're not really worth anything in the larger scheme of things, but are something to put on the old C.V.
     
  4. michael78

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    Yep done it a long time ago and found it followed the A+ syllabus pretty closely so was good for passing the A+ exam. Think Simon has got it mixed up as IT Essentials 2 is based on Network+ and not Server+
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    you might be right, it's been a while! :biggrin
     
  6. michael78

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    We forgive you :biggrin
     
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  7. Sco0t

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    Cheers, clears it up a bit. Thats what made me think should I do the A+, I know the stuff already, I know it couldnt do any harm but I would be going over the same stuff and was going to just do the Network+ instead as I'm fairly into networking the now and pretty proficient with it. What do you's think?
     
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  8. michael78

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    Well it won't do any harm but just don't expect it to do wonders for your career.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
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  9. mentman

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    I done this course at my local college, its basicly the a+ exam topics.

    As a industry cert i have found no use for it. Best to do the course and take a+, as ppl recognizes the A+ credentials.
     
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  10. r.h.lee

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    slypie,

    I believe Simon's correct.

    Source: IT Essentials II: Network Operating Systems Companion Guide (Cisco Networking Academy Program) @ ciscopress.com - http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587130971
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCP+I, MCP, CCNA, A+
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