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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Darkchild, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Darkchild

    Darkchild New Member

    Hello guys.
    Decided to go towards the part in achieving MCSA. I'm gonna self study because I dont believe in those companies that offer training for so much money.

    So i need help in resources and path in achieving this. What exam(s) and study guide(s) do I need to do first towards the MCSA route and getting my first IT job.

    And if someone could please just list out the path to getting this.

    Cheers Guys
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    First place to start would be Microsoft's own site. As that will tell you the exams combinations that you'll need.

    Next materials that, in my opinion, you'll need/will help you:

    1. CBT's: I've used Learnkey, CBTNuggets, Testout & Trainsignal for various MS exams. I rate them in that order also, but that's just personal choice/experience.

    2. Books: I've always used a minimum of 2 books to go hand in hand with the above CBT's, these include books from publishers like: Sybex, MSPress, Syngress & Examcram.

    3. Practice exams: Vendor's that I recommend would include: Preplogic, Transcender & Boson.

    - Stay away from braindumps as you can be decertified from using them, banned from future exams and can face legal action...

    4. Experience... These exams/certifications aren't there as a subsititute to experience, they are they to compliment it. Build your lab, your virtual machines, use what you learn at work/bring your experience from work to the studying plate...

    I would strongly recommend doing the Comptia A+ & Network+, followed by the MCDST first of all. The Comptia exams as they are vendor neutral and do not expire, the MCDST as they will ease you into the way Microsoft exams are done.

    Hope this helps :)

    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. Darkchild

    Darkchild New Member

    Cheers Mate, really helpful info there.
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    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!
  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+

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