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Looking for Direction

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by TimoftheC, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. TimoftheC

    TimoftheC Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    I'm not really a new member as such, have read the forums a lot but rarely posted. However, I am looking for some input on the direction of my future learning and I’m not quite sure where to post this :rolleyes:

    I have already attained the Comptia A+ certificate and am teaching me self (very slowly) the Network+ cert which I plan to have down by the end of August.

    For the next step I was hoping to take some sort of a part time course at one of the local colleges and have recently spoken to one about the Cisco courses, however. I don't think Cisco is the way I want to go as I'm really looking at either a desktop support role or system administrator's role (plus the costs of £550 per module is a tad expensive).

    I'm therefore wondering where I should go after completing the Network+ Course. Should I be looking towards an MCSA or would you recommend a different course?

    Any input or advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Certifications: A+; Network+
    WIP: MCDST???
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Tim,

    Welcome - even if you aren't new! :)

    I would say follow the route that interests you most. I assume you want to work in the IT field? If so, the A+, Network +, MCSA route is going to teach you a broader range of skills than the CCNA.

    The Cisco *stuff* is quite specialist and people working on it would already have the experience, knowledge (and possibly certified) in other areas.

    Good luck.

    Boyce
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I agree with Boyce.

    Welcome!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
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  6. TimoftheC

    TimoftheC Kilobyte Poster

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    Thanx guys :D

    Did a bit of research both on these forums and elsewhere and am gonna go down the MCSA route when I get the Network+ out of the way - thanx for that Boyce :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+; Network+
    WIP: MCDST???
  7. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Pleased to hear it. Stick around there is loads more! :)
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT

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