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Hi to you all

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by jezza, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. jezza

    jezza New Member

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    Hi my name is Jeremy and i have joined this forum looking for help and advice from you.
    I am 44 years old and computers have been my hobby since around 1995. I have studied the a+ certification and through my job (Bus Driver) my employer has offered me career development. I explained to my employer my love of computers and that i build computers for friends and local playgroups, and would like to work with computers on the support side. I have an interview with H.R next week and they are going to fund me for training.
    So my question to you is :- should i go the whole hog ie MCSE or do i go for MCDST or is there a better route? I must admit that the mcse is a daunting concept but i will deffinitley work hard to acheive my goal.
    Thanks
    Jezza
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forum 8)

    Certs are meant to mirror your real world experience with a technology, so there is little point in going for the MCSE unless you have a year or so experience in administrating servers, using active directory across multiple sites.

    You should be looking at entry level certifications, learn to walk and get a solid foundation of knowledge to build upon.

    CompTIA A+ N+ (though these now expire in three years) may be worth looking into or Microsoft's MCDST.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  3. jezza

    jezza New Member

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    thanks for the quick reply i think i will go for mcdst cheers
     
  4. Bluerinse
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    You're most welcome :)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  5. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome Jeremy,
    Good luck with the MCDST. :study
     

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