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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Silmaril, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. Silmaril

    Silmaril New Member

    Hi all,
    Studying for my MCSA. Currently working through the 'easy' course - Client exam in XP. Hope to book exam for end of next week, during the school hols before I go back to teaching a grade of 3/4 students!

    Forum looks good, I expect to lurk here for a while reading all the great posts!

  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    Good luck on your MCSA course, just out of interest, what is your IT experience like? If you do not have any experience, I would strongly recommend doing the Network+ before you get to the 70-291 (one of the hardest exams on the MS route). I have taught the MCSA/MCSE modules for the last 2 1/2 years and I have seen people struggle with alot of the basic concepts that they should already know before starting the course. However to be honest I would have recommend doing the MCDST first :)

    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. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF!
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  4. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

    Hi and welcome to CF, from what i have read here, A+ N+ MCDST seems to be the way to go, you should listen to wagnerk this man talks alot of sence!
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
    WIP: Not a thing
  5. Silmaril

    Silmaril New Member

    Thanks for the feedback.

    My IT experience is great at user level - whereas I have no knowledge of servers and networking beyond the basics.
    I've worked as level 1 helpdesk for an ISP. Currently working as a teacher, and my aim is to get a job within a similar environment as admin/tech.

    Most of the XP exam preparation has been easy, though I have spent the last day wrestling my mind around subnets - think I have it now!

    I'll look into Network+, anything to make the process easier would be great. Though I assume were I to do Network+ I may as well do A+ and have that as my elective?
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    The A+ would be quite worthwhile. If the A+ stuff is easy to you, then you'll conquer it quickly... if it requires a bit of study, then that's even MORE reason to get it! :)

    Welcome to the forums!
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    G'day mate.
    Another Aussie is always welcome to the forum. :biggrin

    No worries.
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

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