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Greetings from Oz

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by bpaine, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. bpaine

    bpaine New Member

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    Hi people. I'm an Australian living in Melbourne. I've been in IT for 30 years as an application developer on mainframes. In February 2009 I signed up for a crash course to get my MCSA (which I achieved in September 2009). I'm now working as an entry-level network administrator. However, I need to decide where to go next in terms of study and certifications. I believe the next logical step is to transition to MCITP (which is my goal for 2010). But then what? It's a question of where the market is going. I don't want to embark on study that takes me "east" if the market is going "west". So what do you guys in the UK think? After getting my MCITP should I then immerse myself in Exchange 2010 or SQL or what? Looking forward to hearing from you. Cheers. Bill.
     
    Certifications: MCSA (Windows Server 2003 and Messaging)
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Hi Bill,

    Welcome to Cert Forums!

    You mention that you are an Entry Level Network Administrator, what does this involve? Server work, configuration of routers and switches etc.

    If you could expand a bit more on this, we can then advise what we feel your next step should be.

    Craig
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    I agree, I mean there's no point in us advising you to do say the CCNP if you don't work with CISCO kit, etc...

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums ! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  5. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    G'day mate and welcome to CF 8)
     
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