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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Anghelides1, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. Anghelides1

    Anghelides1 New Member

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    Hi im new to the forum and looking for a bit of advice!
    im looking to get into an IT career and have been looking at advent training as a friend of mine has used them and got a job out of it, the only thing that puts me off is the price of around 4.5k+ for an MCSE.
    I've been reading up on a few forums and have read that its alot cheaper to buy the books yourself and do the exams at your local college.
    Ive not got a massive amount of knowledge on IT I did a Intermediate GNVQ in ICT in school but that was 6 years ago and ive forgot a lot of it since then, i'd probably want to do the comptia a+ first and then look into the MCSE when I feel ready.
    What books/equipment would you recommend i would need etc.

    I'd appreciate any feedback thanks!

    Mike
     
  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    I'd recommend doing the A+, then the N+, followed by the MCDST. All of these can be done via self study methods.

    The recommended books for the A+ are this one and this one. As well as the books you would need a cheap second-hand pc to mess about /practice with.

    As for the MCSE certification, this is aimed at IT people who have at least 12 months of server administration experience in a multi-site, multi-server environment.

    HTH

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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -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
  4. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Hello & Welcome to CF.
     
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  5. Anghelides1

    Anghelides1 New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback ill take a look at the books now any idea what sort of timescale it'd take to do the a+ I know everyones different but just on average?
     
  6. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    depends on your knowledge and experience. The Myeres book is 1136 pages so it could take you a couple of weeks or month just to read it.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?

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