1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

getting ready to skill up - advice please

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by rockstar6181, May 16, 2010.

  1. rockstar6181

    rockstar6181 Byte Poster

    101
    1
    22
    Hi there,

    I did some certications many years ago (A+, Network+ and MCSA 2003). I haven’t really added anything to it in the last 4 years or so.

    I feel it’s time to really get serious about my career and want to really make a push at learning lots of new skills and make myself as employable as possible. I am currently 29.

    I am currently working in a 2nd/3rd line support role for a client of about 6000 users. Been doing this nearly 4 years. I do project work when resourced within this role too. Prior to that I did IT support work in a call centre for 5 years. So all in all I have 9 years worth of IT experience under my belt along with A+, Network + and MCSA certifications.

    I really enjoy the 2nd/3rd line desktop support role I currently do as it’s so varied and I enjoy interacting with the users. I also get to do some server based work/admin in my role mainly managing printer servers, WSUS update server etc.

    I would like to one day work in a role where I do a bit of everything (server, desktop, comms etc) - I know this is becoming quite rare for some companies as they dedicated teams.

    For time being though I would just like to concentrate on skilling up rather than trying to change jobs.
    I would like to obtain the following certifications over the next 18 months or so –

    MCITP Server 2008 Admin
    MCITP messaging admin
    ITIL
    Citrix CCA
    Cisco CCNA
    Something with VMware
    Something with Office/share point

    I would also like to do some study in other areas but maybe not do a certifcation in them - you know just to get some grounding on the systems/tech etc

    Can anyone advise any other areas which I should maybe look at?

    Any input is welcome.
     
    Certifications: A/N+ MCSA 2003
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    3,840
    319
    184
    Well entirely depends on your interests and career goals.

    Sounds like you have a pretty hefty list already, could well take you a few years to learn and cert on all that.

    Stuff not on your list ?

    Maybe Linux, PowerShell, MS SQL Server, but these again depend on your job and interests.

    Not looked at the MCITP Admin track, maybe it covers some PowerShell.
     

Share This Page

Loading...