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guide to carrear path

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by Patrulheiro, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Patrulheiro

    Patrulheiro Bit Poster

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    Hello all.

    It's been a long time that I don't work in IT and I would like to get back on track! I'm graduate in Computer Science and my last job in IT was in 2001 as a Computer tech!! Although I don't have any certificates and now I'm on my way to get the CompTIA A+ and I will probably start the N+ just after.
    I'm a big fan of programming and I've done a few things with VB and Delphi, but really amateur. I would like to get more info about witch certificates and courses I should get into it and what the companies are asking for, if you guys could give me some help it would be really appreciated!!!

    Many thanks!!!
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    This rather depends on what part of IT interests you.

    Trying to advance in an area that bores you to tears will be counter-productive!

    So - support? Programming? Network specialist?

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. Patrulheiro

    Patrulheiro Bit Poster

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    I really like support and what i'm trying to do now is get the CompTIA A+ certificate and later the N+ so I can get started on a IT job as Helpdesk Support or Tech Eng Support, them I'd like to follow the path of programming developer or support, And I need more info and do some research on the field to see witch path would be more successful!

    :biggrin
     
  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    If programming is your thing and you've written a few programs you should have a good idea by now. As harry has said the areas can be quite different. Theres appears to be a lot of jobs for programmers at the moment, providing you can program well there should be no need to start in support. Best of luck !
     
    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH
  5. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    I'm not a Microsoft guy but along with the A+ you want to look at the MCDST
     
  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    As far as i am aware, companies looking for programmers are more interested in how proficient you are and what you can do using the plethora of different languages, than in certifications. So, much like web design, you need a portfolio of examples of your work, something that can tangiably demonstrate your real skills, rather than a cert.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)

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