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MCSA Completed But No Experience

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by madan30, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. madan30

    madan30 New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I have just completed my MCSA through private college and self study,
    but as I don' have any work experience it has been suggested I do A+ and Network+
    to have a good chance of getting a first job in IT. These two exams should not take me
    too long to study for as I know most of the material through studying for the MCSA.

    Also I have read many times in this forum that it is not worth getting MCSE unless you
    have few years experience.

    any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    :rolleyes:
     
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  2. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    I think you'll find the A+ a completely different kettle of fish entirely and alot of the N+ stuff as well will be new although the basic concepts granted you will probably already know. If you have no experience though the MCSA unfortunately wont mean a thing to employers as its supposed to be studied and passed along with working in an environment of the correct size.

    You will probably do well to leave the mcsa off your CV as it can even hurt your chances of gaining employment. Everyone in IT starts at the bottom (or at least 99.999% do) so you should be applying for helpdesk jobs and small computer repair companies really. By all means study and include the A and N+ but I would strongly advise you to leave off the mcsa.

    Put it this way if someone said they have passed all the exams required to work on formula one cars but have never actually even so much as changed a tyre, would you let them work on your car..... I wouldn't.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I agree with this post.
     
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  4. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    I agree with this post.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I agree that you agree that I agree with Dales post. 8)

    And that's that! :p
     
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  6. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

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    I'll second the agreements, add my own agreement and stick the kettle on, who's for a cuppa?
     
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  7. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    I agree with your agreement of Michaels agreement with Robs agreement on Michaels initial agreement of Dales post.
     
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    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    I just passed my Certificate of Brain Surgery, but I haven't operated on a live patient yet. Will you give me a job as a surgeon please? :)
     
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