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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by JoPix82, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. JoPix82

    JoPix82 New Member

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    Hi everyone, i'm another newbie looking to start a career in IT.

    After reading through this forum I have decided to self study.

    I have had experience with computers from an early age (C64) through to the present and have built and fixed many PCs as a hobby/for friends.
    I have worked in a small office where I was responsible for keeping the PCs working (7 + 1 server), however this was not an IT role.

    I am now looking at the best and cheapest way to get certified so I am employable. I would like to be an IT support Technician.

    I have just ordered the Study guide for the MCDST 271 exam, so I am going to start with this book and exam.
    I have also looked into the CompTIA A+ exam.

    Is this the correct route to take? Do you think I would be better off doing the A+ first?

    Thanks in advance for any advice,
    I look forward to contributing to this great forum.

    Joe. :)
     
    Certifications: HND Multimedia
    WIP: CompTia A+
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Welcome to Cert Forums :biggrin
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    The usual route for entry level IT jobs is A+,N+ and MCDST

    The A+ consists of two exams one mandatory one called Essentials and one elective.

    The N+ consists of one exam

    And the MCDST is two exams.

    You can get the books yourself and study on your own so there is no need for an expensive training provider.

    You also do not need to wait until you have all of these certifications you can start looking for a job now and put in your covering letter and cv that you are studying these certifications this will help in finding a job.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -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
    WIP: PGDip
  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Aaah goodie another victim for my dungeon :twisted:
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    Ultimately, the decision is up to you... but I'd do them in the following order: A+, Network+, MCDST.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  8. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

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