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mcse or Bachelors?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by sina, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. sina

    sina New Member

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    i want to start mcse but some pepole told me Bachelors for computer or IT is beter what should i do now? help me plesae
     
  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Dear Sina,

    Would it be possible for yourself to give us some further information regarding your IT background for example, experience / certs etc... Then we may be able to give you an informed decision.

    Thank You.
     
  3. riaz.hasan

    riaz.hasan Kilobyte Poster

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    hey sina, welcome to CF!
    if u dont have any IT qualifications then u might need to start out with A+, N+ and then MCSA (mcse will take a lot of time to complete and is quite tough, so try building a foundation if u dont have an IT background), though if u r interested in bachelors u can go ahead with that and side by side study and practice for your certs too :)

    riaz
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    What is your past experience and future aspirations?

    An MCSE is only valid for as long as the product is being used - it has a sell by date.

    A degree lasts forever!
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  5. tripwire45
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    Most certifications are time limited but a uni degree is forever. After all, it's possible to do both.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    In my opinion, do both. If you look around and investigate various degree programs, you will find that some Uni's are starting to incorporate professional certs (A+, Nertwork+, MCP's, etc) into their academic programs (degrees). So in essence, to kill two birds with one stone.

    Hope this helps

    -Ken
     
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  7. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    Definately both.
     
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  8. The_Geek

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    If I could go back and start over, I would take the educational route. Thus far in my "IT career" my certs haven't really gotten me any jobs.....it's what I know that got me where I am now.

    For example, I'm not Cisco certified, but I can take a Cisco router from scratch and get a network up and running, which got me my current job.

    I say take the educational route now and do the certs after.
     
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  9. rockstar6181

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    both.

    Certs give you knowledge on things you will work on on the job.

    Degree meets the requiement that your graduate standard.

    Currently I just have just certs and expirence however I am planning on starting a HND next year then il top it to a Bsc, its a long term project but I should have it done by time I am 30 or so.
     
    Certifications: A/N+ MCSA 2003

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