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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by KHUKON, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. KHUKON

    KHUKON New Member

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    hello all, im new to the certification game...............so im a little confused.can somebody please forward me to a map of all the certs available , which will show me which exams to do ,to become "something". right now i dont know what that "something" is, so i need to see what my options are.

    i tried the microsoft cert website, but it did not fully explain what was required of me to become that "something"

    im am a store manager looking to change careers, i have a good understanding of computer hardware ( build pc from scratch ),configuration of windows, as well as some sql knowledge.

    so if you could point me towards a site that explains how certs work , would be really helpful.

    also what certs should i get first which will enable to get a entry level job????

    thanks for all help.
     
  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to the forums

    Have a look at this (clickable link) for the "Official Microsoft Roadmap" or here for a downloadable Comptia Roadmap.

    :D
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  3. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Nice link AJ:thumbleft

    I guess if your starting from scratch you should really go for the Comptia A+ cert. This will give you a a good understanding of how hardware and software work!:biggrin

    Good luck with your studies!:biggrin
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome

    You should look at compTIA A+ as your first cert and then N+ and MCDST they are all entry level certs.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  5. BosonMichael
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    A map of ALL the certs available? :blink

    Umm... okay... :unsure

    I'll state in advance that this is an incomplete list, so please forgive me for any omissions...

    A+
    Network+
    Server+
    Linux+
    Security+
    CTT+
    CDIA+
    Convergence+
    DHTI+
    PDI+
    Project+
    RFID+
    CCENT
    CCNA
    CCNP
    CCDA
    CCDP
    CCSP
    CCVP
    CCIP
    CCIE Routing and Switching
    CCIE Security
    CCIE Service Provider
    CCIE Storage Networking
    CCIE Voice
    CCDE
    CCIT
    Cisco Specialist Certifications (30 of them - too many to list)
    MCP
    MCDST
    MCSA
    MCSA: Messaging
    MCSA: Security
    MCSE
    MCSE: Messaging
    MCSE: Security
    MCT
    MCAD
    MCSD
    MCA
    MCDBA
    MCTS (22 of them - too many to list!)
    MCITP: Business Intelligence Developer
    MCITP: Consumer Support Technician
    MCITP: Database Developer
    MCITP: Database Administrator
    MCITP: Enterprise Messaging Adminsitrator
    MCITP: Enterprise Project Management
    MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician
    MCITP: Enterprise Administrator
    MCITP: Server Administrator
    MCPD: Web Developer
    MCPD: Windows Developer
    MCPD: Enterprise Applications Developer
    MOS
    MCAS
    MCAP
    CIW Associate
    CIW Professional
    Master CIW Designer
    Master CIW Web Site Manager
    Master CIW Enterprise Developer
    CIW Security Analyst
    CIW Associate Design Specialist
    CIW Database Design Specialist
    CISSP
    SSCP
    OCA
    OCP
    OCM
    Wireless#
    CWNA
    CWSP
    CWNE
    CWNT
    CLA
    CLAD
    NCA
    NCE
    NCLP
    CNA
    CNE
    CNI
    NAI
    SCSA
    SCNA
    SCJA
    SCJP
    SCMAD
    SCWCD
    SCBCD
    CCSPA
    CCSA NGX
    CCSE NGX
    CCSE NGX Plus
    CCMSE NGX
    CCMSE NGX Plus VSX
    CCSE Plus NG with AI
    CCMSE NG with AI
    CCMSE NG with AI Plus VSX
    CPCS Integrity
    CPCS Interspect NGX
    CPCS Connectra
    CPCS IPS-1
    CPCS Pointsec
    CPMA
    RHCT
    RHCE
    RHCDS
    RHCSS
    RHCA
    CSSA
    Master CSSA
    CST
    CEH
    CHFI
    ECSA
    CNDA
    LPT
    ECVP
    ECNSA
    ECCCI
    ECDRP
    ECSP
    CSAD
    Security 5
    Network 5
    Wireless 5
    ECSS
    CEP
    GPEN
    CPTS
    DCSP
    DCSNP
    ACSP
    ACTC
    ACSA
    ACMT
    ACT
    PMP
    ...and that's probably not even half of them.

    But what do YOU need, starting out? The A+, Network+, and MCDST... and that's about as far as I'd recommend. :)
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  7. hbroomhall

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  8. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums...

    :blink Before BM's list scares you off (although you did ask), use AJ's link for the Comptia Roadmap. That's the one you want to start with.
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    The more you learn, the more you realize how much more there is to learn.

    Wait, didn't we cover that in another thread? :ohmy :biggrin
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  10. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA

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