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MCSA and beyond..

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by noel123ie, May 14, 2009.

  1. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

    What ye think ?

    I was thinking of doing the mcp 70-284 so I would be

    70-620 MCTS done
    MCSA messaging
    Sec+ done

    Hope to be mcse by xmas

    Is this the right course to take those Windows Server 7 exams will kick off before xmas I think?

    Im only at Level one but want to be ready for when ecomomy imporves

    Thanks all
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  2. Gingerdave

    Gingerdave Megabyte Poster

    Hi Noel

    What is your experiance level at the moment, some of those are quite high level certs and if you have them without the relevant real world experiance it may count against you.
    Certifications: A+,MCP, MCDST, VCP5 /VCP-DV 5, MCTS AD+ Net Inf 2008, MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  3. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster


    Well ive good experience at repairing machine and Ive studied CBTNuggets and read books bit no real hands on networking experience

    Im on level one phone support doing basic PC issues. printing SAP etc/ I am cautious over moving jobs as do not want to be the last one in and 1st to go

    Job here is guaranteed until November so want to get some certs under my belt

    Also Im getting some part time desktop support/sys admin work in the next few weeks so this will help

    But i do not want to sit on my hands while Im here

    Ive also a diploma in IT which includes A+/Network+

    Thanks for reply
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  4. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I would slow down a bit on the MCSE, you've already stated that you don't have hands-on experience with networking. So I doubt very much you'll have experience with designing networks.

    You've almost got the MCSA, which is great. Once you've got that, I would say start to look at certs like the ITIL v3 foundation, maybe make a start on the NVQ 3 - general, non-technology specific qualifications, to round you off :)

    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
  5. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

    Thanks for taking the time to reply :biggrin

    Friend of mine advised to do Linux course which he says will be a big +

    I enjoy doing certs and I can always not add these to CV incase Im overcertified and under experienced for any job.?

    What is IT market like in UK Im based in Ireland?

    Certifications: MCSA Sec+

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