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MCSE advice needed

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by mcintyi, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. mcintyi

    mcintyi New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Newbe to CertForums, needing advice on good quality training providers in the London area. I have read some horror stories and companies who over promise and under deliver.

    So any info would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Kilobyte Poster

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    What's your current experience level? One thing that many training providers will try and do is try and sell you on courses that really aren't appropriate for a persons current experience and skill level.

    Have a look around there are quite a few threads on different training providers. I can't really comment on any of the providers in the UK as I'm in the US and have stuck to self-study and University courses.
     
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Definitely need to know your experience level because if you're viewing this as a way to get into IT then you would be doing yourself more harm than good by doing it.

    Give us a brief post on who you are\what you know and the kind of experience you have.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
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  4. mcintyi

    mcintyi New Member

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    Hi Simon,

    My background varies, from hardware & software support on the early MS Platforms 95 - Me inc 2000, IBM AS400, A variety of PBX systems, voice & data network installations. Some Novel stuff mainly admin account creations.

    I have installed, played around with and used Macs, XP, Ubuntu. I have been studying for the CCNA and a degree in IT Networks.

    My main issue is I have mainly been voice orientated for the past 8 years, so not really any commercial support experience on the data side and finding it hard to get work as I don't have XP, server 2003, active directory etc, etc.

    Hence the reason why I have decided to embark down the MCSE route.

    I hope this helps.
     
  5. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

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    A+, N+, MCDST and 70-621 will validate your desktop support experience nicely, I'd advise against diving straight into the MCSE unless you have experience administering Server 2003. Not because I don't think you can do it but because its got little to do with your current experience.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  6. mcintyi

    mcintyi New Member

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    Thanks for your input.

    I think a part of me was hoping to jump to 3rd line support after years in 2nd.
     

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