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Should i choose CCENT both exam then MCSA?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by akhan, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. akhan

    akhan New Member

    I am working from last 7 years as an IT support Engineer and giving support to a very famous corporate in India. I have only Diploma in Information and System Management from APTECH Computer Education and B.Com degree. Due to some reason i could not upgrade my technical qualification. Please suggest what kind of certifications should i pursue.
    I think i am interested in solving others/users issues.
    I google regularly and see MCSA certification but i am confused what should i choose A+ N+ CCNA or MCSA?
    We are working with WINDOWS 7 OS currently.
    Please guide which certification should i choose from the below list.
    MCSA: Windows Server 2012
    MCSA: Windows Server 2008
    MCSA: Windows 7
    Afsar Khan
    Certifications: Diploma in Information and System Management APTECH
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    Can I please suggest you read http://www.certforums.com/threads/entry-level-it-certifications-and-beyond.49085/ and take it from there?

    The reason I suggest this is that those certifications take you in a completely different way, one guides you towards networking, the other towards Windows specialisation.

    At your stage I would probably suggest the Windows 7 MCSA, especially if you don't actually have any Windows 2008 or 2012 experience because these certifications are there not to increase your skills but to prove them.

    I would honestly say that you're probably too high level for the A+ and the N+ \ CCENT is geared towards the introduction of networking skills, great if you can use those skills everyday (as a server admin I would say a good idea, not so much for a desktop admin at this stage) but unless you want to go fully towards the network route I wouldn't bother with the CCNA route at this stage of your career.

    Now the MCSE and CCNA start to become more important the more senior you become, when you start to spread your wings and start getting in to the virtualisation market is the time you want to start looking at expanding on your skill set, get some networking and storage to go with your systems admin work.
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  3. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader


    Yes, precisely this...
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...

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