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Best option - HND Internetworking or Certs

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Juanito, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Juanito

    Juanito Bit Poster

    What would give me a better chance of getting a or look better on the cv?
    Certifications: A+
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Me personally, imo, I would like to see both.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  3. LordMoolyBap

    LordMoolyBap Nibble Poster

    I would agree that both would be better. The certs generally mean you know the product they are in such MCAD or MCSE but the HND will give you a more rounded view of IT in general and not just in one area.

    I think the HND gives you a good feel for the different roles that are available in IT as well.
    Certifications: HND (Comp) MBCS
    WIP: Msc Intelligent Systems
  4. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    I agree, you can't get better than a HND or degree thats backed up by certs. In your area of expertise of course
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate
  5. adencool

    adencool Bit Poster

    I have got a HNC in computing (never did the extra year for the HND)

    personally I think the HNC are worthless in the it industry (ready to get flamed)

    both my self and a colleague both took this a the same time, different colleges and very different content
    (mine included 3 of 4 parts of a ccna (this was in 2002) ccna was slightly different to now) i was already doing the it support where i work so never use the cert to apply for new work)

    but my colleague was then in accounts, and when he did come to change jobs, he never got a response with just "hnc" (even when lying about currently doing it support). The problem mainly is most it jobs are thru proxies (i.e. recruitment agency's) and look for certain things on a c.v. - i.e. A+, mcp, etc and hnc does not cut the mustard). But after he had achieved a+ and 2 mcp cert, the phone never stopped ringing.

    strange really a hnc takes 2 years at 1 day a week, where you can get a few mcps in a couple of weeks if your prepared to study hard
    Certifications: HNC,Mcdst,MCITP:SA,MCTS,MCSA
    WIP: mcitp:ea

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