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Hi all new here advice for self study mcse

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by pilky, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. pilky

    pilky New Member

    Hi just curious to how and where to start with mcse self study, i have the Microsoft self-paced training kit windows server core requirements 2nd edition also mike Myers comptia a+. What other books would you recommend. I have good knowledge with networking and hardware, but really want to work my way for mcse certification without having to pay for tp that are overpriced and some a con in my opinion. would be very grateful.
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  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Hi Pilky and welcome to CF:), well it really depends if you have real life work experience with Microsoft windows servers. Alternatively, assuming the above is not the case then you're better off getting the Comptia A+ cert, then followed by the Comptia Network+ certs.

    After the above then you can get a helpdesk support role and work you way up to desktop support. When you're at desktop support then start studying for Microsoft desktop support technician cert MCDST etc. Best wishes:)
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  3. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    Microsoft recommends that you have 12-18 months job experience as a systems engineer before attempting the 7 exams required for the MCSE. Having this cert without the required experience can have a negative affect on your job prospects.

    As said A+,N+ and MCDST are ok to get without job experience but after this you do need experience.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. JamesCG

    JamesCG Bit Poster

    A+ helps you get your foot in the door. Then once you're there MCSE helps you move up.
  5. RonDon11

    RonDon11 New Member

    What this guy said. You should grab some experience so you don't look like a paper tiger.

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