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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by TheMagician, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. TheMagician

    TheMagician Nibble Poster

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    Hello everybody,

    I'm thinking strongly about going for an MCSE and/or MCDBA.
    I am quite attracted to roles involving Server admin or DB admin.

    I'm 22 and have a Computer Science Degree and am in my first job which is Tech Support. But it is not somewhere I see myself in 5 years time.

    I understand that MCSEs are primarily targetted at professionals who are already in a role such as Server Admins, but I think it's something I could handle.

    Have a lot of you undertaken MCSEs/MCDBAs without having been in that particular field professionally beforehand?

    I'm wondering if it is more a case of get the job -> get the cert or get the cert -> get the job.

    Also, I plan to be doing the home stduy route and I've been looking round to find exam prices/how often they occur/location etc but so far I've only been able to see exams tied into those £4000 courses.

    Cheers
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2012, MCITP: EA, SA, ITIL
  2. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)

    Instead of the home study route, you could use self study and save yourself some money. Take a look here.
    http://www.certforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11831
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    You *can* take M$ exams without doing courses, and I'm sure someone will be along soon to point to the URLs!

    Harry.
     
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  4. mondos

    mondos Kilobyte Poster

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    Welcome :D.
     
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  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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  6. TheMagician

    TheMagician Nibble Poster

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    Thanks for all the replies :D

    Ahh yes, when I said home study I meant self-study. I figured the courses had lots of classroom based activities but from what I've just been reading it seems like they give you a load of materials and say "off you go, go learn it"
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2012, MCITP: EA, SA, ITIL
  7. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Good on ya, mate. And a big welcome.
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!!
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  9. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to the forums :D
     
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  10. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    ho ho ho and welcome to CF 8)
     
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  11. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Hello :biggrin
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Welcome to CF, happy you joined.

    -ken
     
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