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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by colin0203, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. colin0203

    colin0203 New Member

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    hi there all i have a question on should i jump in at the deep end and start doing MCSE or doing something else as i dont have any computer experience on paper but i want to get a job as MCSE but i am afraid if i get the course done i will not get a job in that field because i dont have any on the job experience

    many thanks if someone could point me in the right direction colin
     
  2. Ence

    Ence Kilobyte Poster

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    Hello colin

    There a thead on this question have a look at search.
    The main out come was no you should look at A+ or other

    most employers are asking for experience and one or more MCP I have found.
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Your fears are well-founded. The MCSE is indeed beyond your experience level, and can actually hurt your chances of getting a job, not help them. Employers won't hire you for advanced jobs due to your lack of experience, and they might not hire you for entry-level jobs because they don't need someone with a certification as advanced as the MCSE - they just need an entry-level tech, preferably with entry-level (not advanced) certifications.

    I would recommend that you pursue the A+, Network+, and MCDST. Any of these would look great on a CV or resume for someone wanting to break into IT.
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    What he said ^

    No one will let a guy with an MCSE and no experience loose on their servers unless they are mad. High level certs like the MCSE are not supposed to show you can answer some questions they are supposed to show that you can do the job with very little or no training.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I agree with BM, don't fall for the marketing talk from these companies/TV commericals that say that you'll be on £30k pa with a MCSE and no experience :)

    -Ken
     
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  6. Davidus

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    Hi. Can't add anything to the above except

    WELCOME to CF , lol :D

    Davidus
     
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  7. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Another vote for the A+, N+, MCDST route!

    NB
     
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  8. PhoenixAngelique

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    welcome to CF
     
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