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New Members Introduction

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by quadbash, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. quadbash

    quadbash New Member

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    Hello everybody,
    I just join this forum and i am doing my MCSE and i do not know much about PCs.
     
  2. Sparky
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    Best of luck mate! :biggrin

    Seriously though, A+??? Could be a plan..... :biggrin
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Hi & Welcome to CF :)

    Based on your introduction, it would be advisable to do your A+, Network+ and maybe the MCDST - which are entry level certs, instead of the MCSE.

    The MCSE is a professional certification that should reflect your job role and should not be gotten as a starting cert.

    See here for the MS page.

    -Ken
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    And keep in mind that that's not one year of IT experience... that's one year of actually doing network support... which typically doesn't start until you've built up a bit of IT experience to begin with.

    Like the others, I'd recommend you start with the A+, get an entry-level job, and start working your way up from there.
     
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  5. Theprof

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    Welcome to the forums dude. I also agree with what's been said above. Its good to start with the basics and work your way up from there. MCSE is a great cert to have but it also means you have to have experience in the industry.

    Good luck with your studies.
     
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  6. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    Welcom to CF quadbash. I'll echo what the others said about the MCSE. To be honest, you'd be mad trying to tackle it if you don't know much about PC's (never mind servers and network OS's).

    If you managed to pass the MCSE but still didn't have any 'real life experience' then you would be what's known as a 'paper MCSE'. Unfortunately they aren't employable as the first thing an interviewer upon seeing someone had an MCSE would be, so what experience do you have? An MCSE without experience is about as useful as [disable political correctness] a one legged man in an arse kicking contest [/disable political correctness]. :)
     
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  7. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  8. amanda.r

    amanda.r New Member

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    best recommendation...............do ur a+
     
  9. Colin1

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    Yep I would go down that route to be honest mate, good stuff to know as it will put you in good stead for the future.

    Good luck anyway fella

    C :D
     
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  10. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF, I have to strongly agree that doing your MCSE when you "dont know much about computers" is a very dodgy plan, go for your A+ first mate. :)
     
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  11. rax

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    Agreed!

    Get the A+ then get an entry-level job.

    From there you can start learning for your next cert, like MCP, and then maybe try getting a higher level job and so on until you have an MCSE and relevant work experience.

    Good luck,

    Dave.
     
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  12. Matt_26uk

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    Hey and welcome to CF.

    Everyones pretty much said it but seriously A+ is the way to go for a starting cert!
     
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  13. stutheview

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    Hi, Welcome to CF. :) As everyone else has said A+ is a great place to start.
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome :D
     
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  15. Notes_Bloke

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    Welcome to CF:)
     
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