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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by marxy, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. marxy

    marxy New Member

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    hi eveyone,

    just joined the forum, i wouldn't call myself a newbie in the IT field, i have been playing with computers since i can remember but wasn't really bothered with computing terminologies and jargons as they scare me like mad, i'm pursing a degree in mathematics and computing, after receiving an HND in maths and stats and thought it best to get most required proffessional certificates before i finish uni.
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome:)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    You've stated:

    To be honest I would strongly recommend concentrating on your Degree first of all and forget about the MCSE, until you get your foot in the door. Think about the MCDST first, unless you already work with multiple DC's. Professional certifications are there to reflect your job role/responsibilities and not a substitute for experience. Sorry if I sound harsh, but it's a fact that alot of IT managers including myself are disregarding higher level certs if experience doesn't match up.

    -ken
     
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  4. marxy

    marxy New Member

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    Hi wagnerk
    Thanks for your recommendations, what do IT managers look for when recruiting a fresh computing graduate,
    i have looked up the MCDST and don't think i will have any problems writing the exam as it is XP based i.e 70-271 and 272, what basic certification would i need to have if any, when stating a fresh job application.

    marxy
     
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    Welcome to CF:D

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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    It really does depend on what job you apply for, however normally for a fresh computing grad:

    1. A well rounded education (a mixture of academic/vocational and professional qualifications).
    2. Soft skills (proof of them)
    3. Some managers actually look at your extra-curricular activities

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip

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