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New here doing MCSE

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by fzr600dave, Mar 17, 2007.

  1. fzr600dave

    fzr600dave New Member

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    Hi i'm new i'm home studying to do my MCSE would like advice do i do A+, net+ etc... or jump right into MCSE or MCSA thanks
     
    WIP: A+, Net+, MCSE
  2. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    If you have no other certs, then start with the A+, its a nice gentle start and will prepare you for the hard ones later. Oh, and welcome to CF!:)
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Welcome to CF, glad you found us :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF. :biggrin

    As Raffaz said if you have no certs then A+ is your starting point, but it all really depends on what your IT background is, and where you feel you are at.

    Do you work in IT?

    8)
     
  5. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the CF :D
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  6. mondos

    mondos Kilobyte Poster

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    Greetings :D.
     
    Certifications: A+
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  7. Kraven

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    Hey dude and welcome...

    If your working within the IT industry and already have alot of knowledge and experience with network administration etc, then yeah I guess you'd be ok with the MCSA/MCSE material. If not then I agree with the guys, start with the A+ and onwards from there.

    Kraven
     
    Certifications: Network+, MCSA, 70-680
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  8. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  9. fzr600dave

    fzr600dave New Member

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    Yeah i think i will i did alot of computers since i was little but i guess it will be better i'm going to see if learn direct is anygood and how much they charge.
     
    WIP: A+, Net+, MCSE
  10. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Start out at the beginning... A+. Then get an entry-level IT job, and start studying for the N+ and MCDST.

    Welcome to the forum!
     
    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!
  11. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I had a lot of experience (seven years) as a network admin prior to taking on any certs - i was told not to bother with the A+ > Net+ but in hindsight, i wish i had. There are some holes in my fundamental knowledge which wouldn't be there if i had dome them first and i believe a lot of the more complex stuff i had to learn would have been easier to learn without those holes.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  12. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :D
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  13. Technogerry

    Technogerry New Member

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    Im also new to this forum, ive been in IT for quite a long time.
    But ive just got the kick up the butt to take the exams.
    So i will probebly start from the beggining just like you (must get that MCP badge!!!) Then i will hopefully progress onto the MCSA as my company is paying for the exams :D

    P.S im in Havant which is 10 miles away..

    Hope you do ok.

    Gerry
    :salut
     
    WIP: MS MCSA
  14. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    I would certainly echo what Bluerinse said about the A+/N+. They will serve you very well before moving onto the more difficult certs. As for the MCSA (can't seem to find the equivalent for the MCSE but I guess it's similar) Microsoft recommend the following experience before taking it on.

    p.s. Welcome to CF.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST, MCSA 2K3, MCTS, MOS, MTA, MCT, MCITP:EDST7, MCSA W7, Citrix CCA, ITIL Foundation
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  15. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Here's the one for the MCSE

    MCSE candidates should also have at least one year of experience implementing and administering network operating systems and desktop operating systems.

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip

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