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Perfect IT Technician Qualifications

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Spilly, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    If I iwas applying for a Technicians job - Hardware repairs, upgrades, desktop support, installations, printers, cabling etc, all client Pc's that are supported run XP pro under Windows 2K3domain. Servers supported elsewhere.

    What would be my ideal certs / qualifications?

    Or what would you expect to have to get at least an interview?
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Ideal certs for that role would be A+, Network+, MCDST.

    To get an interview, the A+ would suffice, so long as you can show that you have the ability to progress further and develop your skills.

    Personal qualities can count a lot more for you than certs.
     
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Putting my toungue firmly in my cheek:

    You have spent the last 10 years single-handedly running the PC and network support department for the BBC (or any other large corp you can think of).

    :p :p

    Plus, on the side, you did the full install for the back-office systems for Megabank in their new Docklands headquarters.

    Harry. (Looking for a LART shelter)
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I'd go with what Si said. :wink:
     
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  5. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Sounds pretty much like the job I went for.

    Got the interview with my A+.

    Just sell yourself; if you know you can do the job, you'll be able to sell it well.

    Do you have a particular job in mind? What industry? Remember, Certs pertaining to IT aren't necessarily the be-all-and-end-all of an IT career.
     
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  6. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I'd add the 270 to what Si said too.
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    What experience do you have doing those things?
     
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  8. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    Oh about 15 years!

    I seem to be stuck being self employed and can't land a proper job!

    I'll add MSCDT to my certs by the end of June and try applying for some more jobs.
     
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