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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by jay_s_uk, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. jay_s_uk

    jay_s_uk Bit Poster

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    Just signed up here as I am looking at going down the MCSA/MCSE route.
    I'm trying to work out what the best way of achieving these qualifications are.
    Searching google seems to come across a lot of online/distance learning programs but how good are these?
    Is it better to find somewhere that does courses I can visit? (I live in the north east so any suggestions welcome!)
    Or do I just buy a book or two and attack it myself?
    I have enough equipment about to do this and I have networking knowledge and am currently an IT admin dealing with Server 2003/2008 xp and windows 7 (although work aren't supported and I get paid a pittance as this is my secondary title)
    I hope you can all help!
     
    Certifications: HNC Mechanical Engineer
    WIP: Computing Degree, 70-680
  2. simonp83

    simonp83 Kilobyte Poster

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    If you have hands on experience already, just buy some books and go down the self study bit. The simpler exams shouldn't be too much of a bother for you doing self study anyway.
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, MCTS, MCITP
    WIP: 70-291
  3. jay_s_uk

    jay_s_uk Bit Poster

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    Thanks for the advice.

    Would you (or anybody else on this forum) be able to recommend a book or two?
    There seems to be so many to choose from
     
    Certifications: HNC Mechanical Engineer
    WIP: Computing Degree, 70-680
  4. jay_s_uk

    jay_s_uk Bit Poster

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    Ok, confused now.
    Have the MCTS and the MCITP replaced the MCSA and MCSE respectively?
     
    Certifications: HNC Mechanical Engineer
    WIP: Computing Degree, 70-680
  5. Killian

    Killian Byte Poster

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    The MCITP certs are based on Server 2008. MCSA and MCSE are arguably still relevant as people will still be using them for a long time though as I understand it MS Support has officially ended for Server 2003 so not sure how long the exams will be around for.

    And welcome to the forum :)
     
    Certifications: See sig.
    WIP: Everything!
  6. chuckles

    chuckles Kilobyte Poster

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    Howdy and welcome to CF!
     
    Certifications: '07/'09 A+, N+, S+
    WIP: maybe something Apple

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