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Hello Folks, another new kid on the block.

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by MaxKobi, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. MaxKobi

    MaxKobi New Member

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    some history (brief!):

    I've got ten years experience doing desktop support. But the vast majority of my knowledge lies in NT4. doh!

    I've been meaning to pass an MCP exam for years (many, many years). In the past I've started studying, but never finished. But this time it's different,: redundancy! I reckon I need at least 1 MCP to land a decent job.

    So I'm paying myself to stay home and study for the 70-290 exam. Ideally, I'd love MCSA, but an MCP would be a personal acheivment! I'm hoping to book it for 2 weeks time. I've had over a month studying and learning so far.

    And that's me.

    Best of luck to everyone!

    Max Kobi
     
    WIP: MCP 70-290
  2. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Best of luck with the exam Max. I think you'd be suprised though, with your experience an MCP should make very little difference to an employer.

    I know who I'd chose from between (experienced tech without MCP) and (MCP without experience, of which there are many).
     
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  3. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Hey good luck with the exam

    What are you using to study? I recently passed this, look for questions on terminal services lol

    I used the microsoft press book, and an online course to pass.

    (as well as 1 1/2 years doing support for the thing (Win 2k+3 server)
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) Best of luck with your studying!
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  6. MaxKobi

    MaxKobi New Member

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    Modey - I'd been with my last employer for 10 years, so I've not been looking for jobs for a decade! My problem is that until six months ago, I hadn't touched 2003. We'd been 95% NT4 server and workstation. So I don't feel upto-date and it's hard to put a price on experience.

    Kevicho - I have the Official press 2273B book, which allowed me to sig-up for the free MS e-learning courses 2274 and 2275. They didnt cover Terminal Services at all! I'll also do some transcenders soon. I found the MS Virtual Labs interesting and useful.


    What an ace forum! I expected to be looked down upon. But this place seems fantastic.

    Cheers guys
     
    WIP: MCP 70-290
  7. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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  8. PhoenixAngelique

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    Hi, welcome and seriously good luck with the course.
     
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  9. Chopperchand

    Chopperchand Nibble Poster

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    Hi, welcome, I am currently study towards 70-270 and 70-290. Using the MS Press books. Good luck with your studies.
     
    WIP: MCSA Sql Server 2012
  10. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Oh don't get us wrong, we may be helpful but we are almost certainly looking down on you. :)

    Only kidding mate. :)
     
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  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Greetings:sunny

    Good luck with the exams:thumbleft
     
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  12. PhoenixAngelique

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    Lmao! :twisted:
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    For all you folks who weren't sure whether NT4 or Windows 2000 skills are still useful today... Max's former employer is proof that companies still use old OSes. Windows 2000 will be in use for many years to come.

    Welcome, Max! Hope you enjoy the forums and stick around for more! :)

    Don't worry about having only NT4 skills. Server administration in a domain environment is still server administration in a domain environment... that experience is extremely valuable. You'll just need to learn the differences between NT and 2000 and 2003. I would expect that you'll be just fine, over time. :)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  14. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF Max! 8)
     
  15. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF!:D

    Good luck with the studies!

    NB
     
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  16. harpistic

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    The company I work for uses Win2k (and Office 2k) and has no intention of upgrading in the foreseeable future (though the staff in India use Office 97 :eek:) There are rumours of us switching to Open Office, but that has more to do with possible overdue Microsoft licences :rolleyes:

    Apart from that, what BosonMichael said. And probably another skill you'll be getting is upgrading - good hands-on experience!

    Welcome and lots of luck! :biggrin
     
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  17. sunn

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    The most important thing is you have experience – 10-yrs worth.
    You can use your past experience to build new a skill and actually know how to apply it in a production environment.


    Welcome to the forum, and good luck in the studies...
     
  18. cmansilla

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    Hi maxkobi, i pass the 70-270 exam, and well my advice is that you have to be a full practice man, if you see one tech problem, you have to know if that is for hardware or software, dont worry if your experience is NT4, if you know windows you are on the way.
    Good luck, and dont stop.
     
    Certifications: mcp
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