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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by jsisteck, Feb 14, 2006.

  1. jsisteck

    jsisteck New Member

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    hi,
    My name is John and like many others I am looking for a career change. Most of my experience has been in retail/customer service with management experience. Computers have always been a hobby of mine, I've built several and have a number of random hardware pieces lying around my room. I was looking into MCDST cert., and while researching it, I came across the next generation of certifications by MS. So I'm just looking for some opinions on whether it is worth it to get MCDST certified, which seems more tailored to my skills, or look into the new certifications, which appear to be more advanced. Like I said, I'm new to this, and any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    The new generation of MS certs are only just comming through, and the techy ones are still very much relevant.

    MS hasn't even released it's new OS yet, and it will probably be at least six months after they do before they release any certs for it, so go for the current ones. The MCSDT you should have no problem completeing by the time any new cert comes out if you put the effort into it.

    Look at it from another perspective, do you think that everyone will simply jump over to the new OS immediately? Ofcourse they won't so the skill that you have picked up will be very much relevant for the next five years at least. Heck, some companies still run NT4 and advertise for skills with it.

    8)

    Forgot to say welcome! :biggrin
     
  3. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Greetings :biggrin

    Best of luck with the certs.
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, John. Welcome to CertForums. :)
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Welcome, John. Hope we can help :)
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hi John

    Lest we forget the most sensible place to start, is with a nice vendor neutral, globally recognised cert which covers exactly what your experience to date has all been about.

    What is it = CompTia A+

    8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF [​IMG]
     
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