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Hi from Glasgow

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by reaper, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. reaper

    reaper New Member

    Hi all, just came across the site while doing other research, have just started an mcse course but i am now unsure from some things i have read whether i have chosen wisely, i have no other IT Qual's, but the ability to learn. what do you think? :rolleyes:
    WIP: A+,
  2. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Hi and welcome to CF.

    I think you should have done your research prior to signing up with a training provider but if it's too late to cancel, i guess you are commited.

    generally we would not recommend a person doing an MCSE course without at least a years experience working in a corporate environment using Microsoft server products.

    Well.. I am just paraphrasing what Microsoft say themselves.

    The normal starting place for someone wanting to get into IT would be entry level exams. ComTIA's A+ followed by their N+ is the best way to learn the foundations of what you will need to pursue your MCSE. Without the fundimentals down Pat, you will find it tough going, especially as you progress further into it.
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    Hi Welcome

    You may find it hardere to get an IT career if you have an MCSE and no experience as really you should have 6months to year in the field before attempting it.

    If youre with a training provider then you are committed to the course but they should have advised you better, but as most people on here say steer clear of them because there just after your cash at the end of the day.

    Generally the way goes A+, N+,MCDST then MCSE as the 3 before MCSE count toward electives for the MCSE.

    Good luck anyway mate
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I agree with Blue, jumping on the "MCSE" bandwagon isn't a wise thing to do (unless you have the required experience), Microsoft states:

    And that does mean 1 year of helpdesk either.

    If you're new to IT Certifications, trying to get into IT or trying to progress from level 1 to something higher, I would suggest doing the A+, Network+ and the MCDST first of all. You will find that those 3 will greatly help you with the higher modules of the MCSA/MCSE later.

    Remember, these type of certifications are classed as Professional and should reflect your job role and responsibilities and not to be used as a entry level cert (but ignore this if you already have the experience).

    BTW, welcome to CF, glad you signed up. Also glad to hear that you are willing to learn, that IT for you :biggrin

    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
  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Hi there and welcome 8)
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    I agree with what they've already said. :) Welcome!
    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. reaper

    reaper New Member

    I should have said, i am doing ic3(flying through it) then comptia A+ then MCSA(they are having me miss the MCDST, (although for the most part i am pretty familiar with the workings and non-workings of XP :biggrin) before i get to MCSE.

    I did program many years ago and i think the computer bug never really left me.
    I do a fare bit of work on computers including networking my own 3 and building or upgrading them, i also do a lot of troubleshooting/installation and repair of friends and family's computers also. just feel this is what i should be doing and hopefully after i get my A+ i can then get a foot in the door, get some experience while i work towards the MCSE.
    WIP: A+,

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