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Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by noel123ie, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    Im just MCSA certified plus Security+ as part of this. Im on Level 1 and hoping to move to another company as no opportunities in current company.

    I also hope to finish Exchange MCP and MCP 70-299 Security in a Windows 2003 Network plus Linux + pre November.Then maybe upgrade exam to 2008.

    I would really appreciate some advice on the following:


    1 With Exchange and also Security mcp plus linux + from a cert point of view how will my cv look?
    2 Would it be worth getting some work experience for cv?
    3 Will I leave in/out a primary degree(non IT) some people look for this but those that do not do I leave out?
    4 With certs how am I fixed to move?Moving with economy as it is maybe risky?

    What do ye think of sending out cv and doing a few interviews if they come up? I do not want to burn my bridges either with companies if I do not decide to move but could do with experience not worried about recruitment companies.

    Thanks a mill,
    Noel
     
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Not sure what you mean by "Level 1" - do you mean you're doing 1st line support ?

    1) It will look fine except that certs are there to validate experience not to show knowledge acquisition
    2) DEFINITELY
    3) Always include degree level and beyond - it shows you have reached a learning level, regardless of topic studied
    4) Depends on EXPERIENCE and what area you want to move into

    Never any harm in sending CV out
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  3. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Thanks for help yes Im at level 1 currently

    Will work on cv and sent out

    Thanks
    Noel
     
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Prob best to say 1st line Support then as "Level 1" doesn't really mean much to people (never heard it called that before).

    It's a tough market so good luck ! :D
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  5. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Thanks Daskstar for valued input

    Is IT job availibility as bad there as in Ireland?

    Noel
     
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  6. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Um, let me see - I've got 10 years experience (mainly Microsoft) from running my own support company, got a degree (had some IT/SQL content but not an IT/Computing degree), got ITIL V3 Foundation, studying for various MS and Cisco certs and have been looking for 13 months now - err, does that answer the question ?! :p

    It's depressing m8 !
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  7. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Oh my god sorry to hear that

    You are really well qulified

    Ive been here on a low end job as had mobile website that was going ok but now gone dead so concentrating on certs now

    Was going to send cvs But not expecting much response though

    Ive a friend who does sys admin and says can get me some server experience/desktop

    I study say 2 hrs in work and 1 in the evening hope to be mcse by say june 09 I understnad I will be way over qualified but for my emntal state and self esteem need to get certified

    I wonder though would ccna be better than mcse?I would then have mcsa ccna se+ and linux+?

    Also will be able to add these as my jobs improve

    Have you applied all over UK or just locally?

    I am not experienced enough to go abroad but would do if could not get work but depends on individual circumstances



    Noel
     
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  8. dazza786

    dazza786 Megabyte Poster

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    my bad
     
    Certifications: MCP (271, 272, 270, 290, 291, 621, 681, 685), MCDST, MCTS, MCITP, MCSA, Security+, CCA(XA6.5)
  9. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Im a genius :eek:

    Thats should read june10

    Im guessing you are doing the MCSA in security? Do you think this is more useable than MCSA Messaging?

    Apologies
    noel
     
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+
  10. craigie

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    Hi Noel,

    I started out in IT a year ago in 1st Line Support. I have just secured a role in 3rd Line Support. I typed up an overview of my year which can be found here

    Hope that helps.

    Craig
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  11. noel123ie

    noel123ie Nibble Poster

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    Hi Craig

    Thanks read it already

    Very impressive and helpful

    Noel
     
    Certifications: MCSA Sec+

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