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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by rwc1969, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. rwc1969

    rwc1969 Bit Poster

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    Hi all, I'm quite new to the field of IT. I'm working toward my MCSE and trying to get as much real world experience along the way. Not into the whole braindump thing and am hoiping to find some experienced folks to help me along the way.

    I recently was certified for Comptia A+ and Network+. Those tests were fairly easy for someone with no experience. I just opened the Sybex 70-270 book and there is a lot of stuff in there I have no clue about.:rolleyes: Feeling a bit overwhelmed!

    Anyhow, I'm from the USA and just wanted to introduce myself and say HI to all of you here.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: MCSA
  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to Cert Forums!
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome:)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -ken
     
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  5. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)

    Qs
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
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    Welcome to CF :biggrin
     
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  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Don't worry mate, I've worked in IT for 10 years, with Mainframes and I too thought 70-270 stuff looked daunting but I kept with it and I've passed 270, 290 and now I'm working on 291. Stick with it and you'll be fine. When you book your exam Microsoft offer a free resit, "second shot" they call it so that takes a bit of the pressure off I felt.

    Best of luck
    James
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
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    Welcome :)
     
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  9. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    If you don't have any real-world IT experience, it would be best for you to pursue the MCDST instead of the MCSE or MCSA at this point in your career. Microsoft recommends six months of experience administering servers in a multi-site, multi-server domain environment before pursuing the MCSE - not six months in IT, but six months doing server administration (typically NOT part of your first IT job)... and a YEAR of server admin experience before starting the MCSE. The 70-270 exam, although it is a client exam, is geared towards the MCSA/MCSE. The MCDST is also geared towards XP, but it comes at the OS from the perspective of a desktop support tech, not from the perspective of a domain administrator.

    I wish you well in your career! Enjoy the forums!
     
    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. rwc1969

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    Thanks for all the warm welcomes. Thanks for the vote of reassurance James and I will look into the MCDST BosonMichael. :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: MCSA

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