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Quick Q for the guys with multiple WIP's

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Aureilius, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    Hi guys.

    BTW it's good to be back :D

    Just wondering. Looking at the WIP: A+, N+, etc. as opposed to one at a time. Are you guys following a pattern of finishing one cert then moving on to the next, or are these simultaneous projects?

    if so, how are you finding that? Are you working to some timetable, ie; Monday A+, Tuesday N+, etc?

    Again, how is that working?

    I'd be interested to know.

    Reason I ask is that I spent time learning about networking before I found this place & realised that the A+ is, generally speaking, the first step. If they compliment each other then I can see that it makes a lot of sense, Ie; A+, N+.

    On the other hand, if time is a factor, then singular concentration on one at a time seems to make sense (to me anyway :blink ).

    Just wondered what your approach was?

    Cheers..
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: A+
  2. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    I have taken all my certs one at a time. However, I started with A+ and moved up from there. Well, sort of anyway. I did mine in the following order: A+, MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA.

    Since then I've moved on to the really fun stuff, Linux, and I'm sort of going about it in a roundabout fashion. I'm kind of going where my interests lead, but still making sure I am sticking to the tracks for the LPIC Levels 1 and 2 certs. There's a lot there and I figure it will take me a couple of years, at least, to reach that level of knowledge. :biggrin :biggrin :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, A+
    WIP: LPIC 1
  3. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    Thanks ffreeloader. Oddly enough, I do have a linux Q.

    Guess this is the wrong place though!!
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: A+
  4. ffreeloader

    ffreeloader Terabyte Poster

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    Afraid to hijack your own thread? :twisted: :hahaha
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, A+
    WIP: LPIC 1
  5. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    Haha. No, just an entirely unrelated matter :)

    Hey, 4 months with my ISP, I reckon you'd go potty as well :twisted:
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: A+
  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I'd think that most of the guy's who list multiple WIP's are going to go through them one at a time simply listing the 'bigger' WIP's as their ultimate goals.

    I know from personal experience that it is extremely hard to switch your attentions between two subjects, infact I'm doing it now for different modules of my degree.

    I list the Network+ in my WIP, but it's only there as I keep my eye on the objectives and what not. I won't really swot up for it until May.

    8)
     
  7. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    I would study for one IT certification at a time! :) :study
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  8. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    well, i'm aiming at the a+ plus first but have my nosey beak in lots of different subjects at the same time, guess because it's been a while since i learned anything i've reverted back to the school way of periods.

    little of this, little of that but i have a lot of time in which to do this so it's good for me.

    :tongue
     
    Certifications: ECDL
    WIP: A+
  9. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I hadn't done any exams for decades <grin> so when I decided that it might be an idea to get some certs I decided the best was to do them one at a time.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  10. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    Personally I would work on one cert at a time. I think if I work on two at once information might cross over from one cert to another and confuse the hell out of me.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  11. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    yeah, one at a time, otherwise things can get :blink
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  12. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster


    ah, but wouldn't that be a good way to learn? intertwining all you've learned and seeing how it affects other parts?
     
    Certifications: ECDL
    WIP: A+
  13. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    For my job yes for taking the exam no. I think it's better to be focused on one thing at a time...:biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  14. Pete01

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    One at a time for me, I'm doing MCP-MCSA-MCSE-CCNP as my longer term WIP but my focus right now is exam 70-291 to become MCP in Windows 2003.
     
    Certifications: MCP (NT4) CCNA
    WIP: 70-669, Learning MSI packaging

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