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Job Progression

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by ukspeedster, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. ukspeedster

    ukspeedster Nibble Poster

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    Hey all,
    Just a quick update on my new IT job which I started on Monday.
    My position (to start with) is an Assets Manager. I will be looking after all the new kit going in and out of the store room and data centres. Also responsible for tracking and ordering new kit, disposing old equipment and setting up new laptops/desktops for new starters.

    This will then move on to desktop support (1st and 2nd line). Will be learning Ghost, HEAT, Cisco and MS technologies. The company will fund an MCSE/CCNA etc (which ever is needed). Training will be on the job, so I will have to spend time with some of the other guys and learn what they do.

    What do you guys think of this? (This is my first IT job).
    Also, what routes could I take after developing into a desktop support engineer? (Systems Engineer/Architect?)
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks 8)
     
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    WIP: MCSA 2003, CCNA
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    Sounds like a good start. 8)

    Experience and Knowledge is the key and something you will gain. :thumbleft

    Best of luck for the future.

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. ukspeedster

    ukspeedster Nibble Poster

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    Thanks. How long do you think I should wait before starting to study the MCSE exams?
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I would say, the MCDST would be a good place to start. 8)

    Regards

    Si
     
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  5. ukspeedster

    ukspeedster Nibble Poster

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    Did you do the MCDST or go straight to 70-270?
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    UK,

    The choice is yours, but having done the 270 before the MCDST, I would recommend it in that order; yes MCDST followed by 270.

    It is a great Cert that covers a XP and Office, will give you a good foundation for MCSE (you will have done a lot of the work for 270) and can be used as an elective too!

    Good luck.

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
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    ukspeedster Nibble Poster

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    I dont think MCDST counts as an elective for the MCSE. It only counts as an elective for MCSA. :blink
     
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  8. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    You are quite right.

    Best of luck.

    Si
     
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