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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ayazahmed786, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. ayazahmed786

    ayazahmed786 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    Nice to join a well established forums site.

    I was looking on google for a forum site and I found this one, which is great!

    I will start by tell you all about my IT experience and what i think i'm looking for in IT.

    In college i did a BTEC National in Computing acheived a merit for this. After college i went straight into a job at a law firm and slowly got involved in the IT systems. I provided support to staff, very basic maintence on windows server 2003, installation on new rams and hard drive and other bits and peices.

    After working for the firm i left in 2008 due to the credit cruch and now i am at another law firm as a facilities assistant.

    I am looking to get back into IT but im not sure what path to take. I have been adviced that i should take the 70-270 and 70-290 exams but what would that give me? Would i be able to apply for IT jobs straight away and if so would this be 1st line IT support?

    **PS i am wasting away in my current job, it is just sooo boring! lol

    could someone kind enough please advice

    Many Thanks
     
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    I would say look at the following exams: A+, Network+, MCDST (70-271 & 70-272) and maybe the 70-620.

    If you only have basic knowledge.

    -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
  3. ayazahmed786

    ayazahmed786 New Member

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    Thanks wagnerk for your reply.

    Could you possible advice where i could get this course material from?
     
  4. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF:), you might also want to try and obtain the MCDST. If you work hard and put your mind to it then you can make it. Best wishes:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  5. ayazahmed786

    ayazahmed786 New Member

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    Thanks for the kind advice onoski. Would you know where i could get some training material from? any recommendations?
     
  6. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

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    The MS press books are normally pretty good as are the Sybex ones. As for where - Amazon/Waterstones/Ebay where ever you like.

    Good luck.
     
    Certifications: A+,MCP, MCDST, VCP5 /VCP-DV 5, MCTS AD+ Net Inf 2008, MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  7. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome! I would agree that A+, Network+ and MCDST are good starting points for you.
     
  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Yeah, I agree, MSPress books and Sybex books are really good for the MCDST :)

    If cost is an issue, your local library may be able to get hold of a copy for you :)

    -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
  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    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!
  10. ayazahmed786

    ayazahmed786 New Member

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    great! Thanks guys for you advice. Very much appreciated!:biggrin
     

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