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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Neil.Knight, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Neil.Knight

    Neil.Knight New Member

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    Just signed up wanted to say Hi.

    Also wanted to know how you work out what course is best suited?

    i have been in this job(wide are networking) for two years now and have decided best to get some bits on paper but not sure where to start?

    or what cert to take or which ones best suit?

    any way thanks and hello.
     
  2. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF! :)

    If you've had a networking background, maybe CompTIA Network+ would be a good start to solidify your knowledge and get that all important certification.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    If you are *in* a job then why not ask your 'team-leader' (or whatever your immediate boss is called) what he would consider worthwhile?

    WAN is a huge field that covers all sorts of things, not all of them TCP/IP related. So what do you do? :biggrin

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  4. Neil.Knight

    Neil.Knight New Member

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    Well so you guys have a better view at what i do please see www.multitech.com , products on their are what i support plus the UK office normally goes that little extra to provide a whole solution.

    As for asking bosses have to very careful of being groomed by the company i was lucky to land this job as it was word of mouth not my grades so now looking to get it on paper and improve:biggrin
     
  5. ManicMonkey

    ManicMonkey Kilobyte Poster

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    OK so what are your actual job roles.
    Do you fault find the network environment? set the equipment up? configure it? fix it? paint it a nice shade of blue?

    A Little bit more detail on the kinda things you do would help with what sort of qualification you could go for :)
     
    Certifications: MCSE
    WIP: Exchange, Share point - MOM as well
  6. Neil.Knight

    Neil.Knight New Member

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    Ok, i do all of the above as well as support the internal network except paint:) .

    front line support
    Answer phone
    support quries
    testing products
    fault finding
    solution building
    configure units


    internal
    PC repair
    control anti virus
    back ups
    run PBX, VoIP (SIP) system
    run support desk
    slowly learning how to use 2003SBS
    check spam filters three times a day
    run the internal and external firewalls
    make sure every one is running as well as they should be.


    but now i want to move on to an engineer.
     
  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to CF.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    I usually recommend A+, Network+, and MCDST for people who don't yet have any certifications.
     
    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!
  9. Neil.Knight

    Neil.Knight New Member

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    Ok thanks, any ideas where i could get a mock exam so i can see where i might fall?
     
  10. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi welcome, do A+, N+ thenMS certs
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to CF!:)

    Comptia Network would be a good cert to have if you want to stay in networking. however you've got to do some soul searching first and find out what skills and interest you have in IT.

    What do you really like, ie. working in customer support, stripping down PC's, creating web sites, working in networks. Do you want to become a manager?

    Most follow the Comptia A+, N+ route

    Whatever you decide good luck!
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  12. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF, you've been given some excellent advice above which I think would get you going. Cheerio and good wishes.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  13. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    now that would be a cool thing to see on a job spec :)

    by the way - welcome to the mad-house! :D
     
    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
    WIP: 70-293
  14. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009

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