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What Certification To Start First?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Andrew_P, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P Bit Poster

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    Hi Guys,

    I am wondering what cerfication to start with as I have hardware experience and have a small amount of network experience but not much.

    I was originally going to start with the MCDST then go from there but I am thinking of starting at the CompTia Certifications and going for the A+ and Network + to get me into the certifcation world and to hopefully give me a bit more experience with hardware.

    For people who have started with these, do you think they are a good starting point for people wanting to go onto further certs like MCDST, MCSE etc?.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    (Sorry if this is in the wrong forum I did not know what forum this sort of post covered so I decided to put it in here :))

    Thanks

    Andrew
     
    Certifications: None at present
    WIP: A+
  2. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Personally I would opt for the A+ and N+ to start with.

    They are considered to be 'entry level' but do provide a solid basic knowledge with which you can pursue further certs.

    I've found my A+ studies to be far and above 'entry level',given a limited background of experience in this field and feel that the CompTia entry level is far and above the first rung,so to speak.It is however a necessary and logical step to further certs which I plan to follow (I'm looking further forward to becoming qualified in IT security,in it's many forms) hence my recommendations.

    Hope this helps a little... 8)
     
    Certifications: A+ Network+
  3. Andrew_P

    Andrew_P Bit Poster

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    Thanks Malnomates :)

    I have decided I am gonna start with A+ then go onto do Network + hopefully as well.
     
    Certifications: None at present
    WIP: A+
  4. Pete01

    Pete01 Kilobyte Poster

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    Good call. :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: MCP (NT4) CCNA
    WIP: 70-669, Learning MSI packaging
  5. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Nice 1 8)

    There's always help and good advice on the CF forums so keep in touch and let us know if you need any assistance.. :onthePC
     
    Certifications: A+ Network+

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