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quick CV question on mcp/mcsa status etc

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by rockstar6181, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. rockstar6181

    rockstar6181 Byte Poster

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    I have redone my CV as of late and my gf was looking over it and made a good point. I dont have listed I am a MCP as I recently added the MCSA to my CV, I assumed people reading it would know that if you have a MCSA you would have a MCP, my gf says that some agencies just dont know this and would overlook me as some ads ask for a MCP certifed person but wouldnt know that a MCSA would be this and more so to speak, what are peoples views on this?
     
    Certifications: A/N+ MCSA 2003
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I always list mine as:

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

    Underneath these I list the exams that I have taken.
     
  3. rockstar6181

    rockstar6181 Byte Poster

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    Excellent, thank you :D
     
    Certifications: A/N+ MCSA 2003
  4. Print Screen

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    Perhaps add the abbreviation in brackets as well so when companies search for "MCSE", etc they don't miss you out.
     
    Certifications: CCNA, ECDL, PCM
    WIP: A+ MCSE
  5. bloomfieldliam

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    Given my experience of late with agencies, you need to spell it all out, had one last week wanting to know why there wasn't any hardware stuff on my CV, I was going to point out the A+ but it would have been useless, I had to spell it out to them.

    Liam
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP XP, MA in IT, ECDL
  6. rockstar6181

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    yeah thats been my problem or should i say the agencies problem I have expirenced as of late, I even had to take away the 2003 off my MCSA listing as one asked why it was 3 years out of date
     
    Certifications: A/N+ MCSA 2003
  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    They really don't have much of a clue but that's hardly surprising when you consider how many different certifications there are in IT. I have to admit not being conversant with them all :oops:
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  8. Clyde

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    Most IT recruiters are simply CV shifters, not IT people - they, adn the software they use, work on the principle of keyword searching. They won't have a clue in the main unless you spell it out.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: MCITP

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