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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by trebor_88, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. trebor_88

    trebor_88 Byte Poster

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    Hi,

    Looking to get MCSE qualified, will be booking my first exam in a few weeks 70-270.

    Thanks
    Rob
     
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  2. Notes_Bloke

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    Welcome:D

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  3. trebor_88

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    Is MCSE the best way for me to go? Or should I be looking at something else?
     
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  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Do you currently work in IT, or have any IT experience?

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  5. trebor_88

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    Hi,

    I currently do not work in IT, but its a huge hobby of mine, decided its time to some qualifications under my belt and go do a job i will enjoy.
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Well the recommended & preferred route is to do the CompTIA A+, then the Network+ , followed by the Microsoft MCDST.

    These can be self-studied, and the recommended book for the CompTIA A+ is the Mike Meyers All in One study guide.

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  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Also, the MCSE is not an entry level cert, and Microsoft themsleves recommend the following for a candidate:-

    More here

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  8. trebor_88

    trebor_88 Byte Poster

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    Ah ok, I have not looked into ComTIA tests.

    Where can you book CompTIA A+ tests in the UK?

    With regards to the MCDST why you recommend this over MCSE or MCSA?
     
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  9. Notes_Bloke

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    The CompTIA exams can be taken at either a Prometric centre or Pearson Vue, but the Microsoft exams are only available at a Prometric centre.

    The MCSA and MCSE are not 'entry level' certs and having these certs with no industry experience to back them up may put off potential employers. Once you've got into the industry and have some experience under your belt, then that's the right time to pursue these.

    NB
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    NB is absolutely correct in the advice that he gives... I agree wholeheartedly. :)

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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  11. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :)
     
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  12. Kopite_21

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  13. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin



    I agree with BosonMichael. :twisted:
     
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