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New memeber looking to get Certs

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Coupe2T, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Coupe2T

    Coupe2T Megabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    New to the forum as you can obviously see as this is my first post.

    Looking at doing some certs and ideally working my way towards a Network security type role. I've done various work within IT environments for the last few years such as Operations etc but now I want to get certs and further my career etc.

    Any good courses / books / career paths you guys wanna offer would all be appreciated. Gonna start at the bottom with the N+, that much I know, then not sure where after that, CCNA would probably be the obvious choice I guess???

    Cheers

    J
     
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  2. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome

    What is the various IT work you have done?
     
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  3. Coupe2T

    Coupe2T Megabyte Poster

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    Only basic stuff, did a few years on a helpdesk where I did 2nd line support issues over the phone, Then I did a couple of years on Operations monitoring systems and batch jobs etc in ControlM / Tivoli and the likes, now I schedule jobs in ControlM and look after the companies SAP Archiving system. So learned a few basics but difficult where I am to learn enough and find a position to move into as no one ever leaves! (Although we will all be leaving soon due to outsourcing, hence my decision to get on now and get certs).
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!

    The Network+ isn't the "bottom". ;)

    That depends on your experience. If you have any hands-on, real-world experience with Cisco routers, then yes, the CCNA is worth pursuing. If not, then I'd say you should focus on a certification that DOES reflect your experience level.
     
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  5. Coupe2T

    Coupe2T Megabyte Poster

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    Well unfortunately I have virtually no experience at all with networking, it's just something that appeals to me so whatever certification I follow into networking isn't really going to reflect my experience level as such. :-(
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Then it's not likely to help your career as such. :) Employers hiring people to administer routers aren't going to hire someone with a certification and no experience... and employers hiring people to do other IT jobs aren't going to need someone who knows how to do Cisco router administration. See what I mean? ;)

    Do you have any Windows-based server admin experience?
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2010
    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!

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