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Help in e-learning sites- MCTS & MCITP

Discussion in 'SQL Exams' started by maica1x, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. maica1x

    maica1x New Member

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    Hi,

    I am trying to find online training for the above certifications and need some help!

    I have spoken to seeklearning who charge a whopping figure for theirs, and also spoken with www.microsoft-certification.co.uk who offer a pretty good deal, but are not microsoft affiliated. Being good salesmen, they are giving negatives of each other and I am stuck in the middle not seeing anything online to support either one. I currently have not studied SQL before, and am not working in an IT field. Anyone know of these 2 companies or others I could use to study for these exams?
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    you should get your A+ and N+ before going near those certs
     
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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Why SQL if you have never studied that before or even worked in an IT sector before? Is it because the person you spoke to recommended it, or is it something you actually would like to learn and go into?


    i can kinda see if he's new and wants to learn computing, to do A+, but why N+?

    At the moment, he wants to learn SQL, so how is N+ going to help. I admit i know naff all about SQL, infact even naffer all about programming, but i cant see the link between N+ and SQL...
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    ...because it'll be difficult to become a SQL admin without networking experience and working up to it. Most people don't just jump from help desk (or from nothing at all!) straight into a DBA job.
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. UKDarkstar
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  6. maica1x

    maica1x New Member

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for your comments.

    I have previously done short course in Access databases and have set up a few simple ones for companies I've worked in. However, have no SQL knowledge and as I really enjoyed that part of my role, I want to see about getting a career as DBA. I previously was a web designer many years ago abroad and know HTML and CSS - skills outdated and don't want to continue in this direction.

    Re A+, N+ - I was advised by people to get these to get a foot in the door into the IT industry. I've been told they have nothing to do with SQL but will help me get into a place where I can see about my options as a DBA. I have been sending my CV's out to loads of IT roles and companies, but never been accepted at any level and therefore am now looking into courses.

    I could essentially start studying SQL immediately, but that doesn't solve immediate problem of no job.
     
  7. greenbrucelee
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    Just because in his other thread he asked about getting A+, sounds to me if he is unsure what he wants to do.
     
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