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looking for some advice :)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by jabajay, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. jabajay

    jabajay New Member

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    Hi all,

    My name is Jay and i work as a telecommunications and network engineer for the armed forces. I have a hnc in it and engineering and am currently working with the open university to upgrade my hnc into a degree.

    My traing involved alot of computer and network related topics and work including alot of cicso stuff but for which i didn't get many certs. I would consider myself knowledgeable about IT in most aspects but obviously more centered around the Networking side of things.

    I would like to aquire some certifications in this feild and was wondering what certs you guys think i should go for and the best way to go about getting them.

    I was thinking:

    A+
    N+
    S+
    MCSE
    CCNA
    SCNP

    I'm not sure how hard these areas would be for me considering my background. What do you guys think?


    I really appreciate any help you can give me. cheers guys.

    Jay
     
  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hi Jay, and welcome to CF:), since you're already working in IT as a telecomms and network engineer you'd be best suited to start with CCNA or better still the N+. Best wishes on whichever you decide and where are you located?
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  3. jabajay

    jabajay New Member

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    onoski cheers for the help im currently in and around guildford
     
  4. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    I went to University there- welcome to the forum :)
     
  5. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I'd say A+ would be a waste of money in your case. If you use Cisco gear at work Cisco cert path might be rewarding for you
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I would recommend that you certify on whatever you have experience doing, starting with the entry-level certs and working your way up.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
    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!

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