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I'm Beginner, help me.

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by sithu, Feb 3, 2009.

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  1. sithu

    sithu New Member

    I'm new here and just beginner in IT.
    I would like to have a certificate from Microsoft.
    I'm interest in Networking and A+.
    I'm from Myanmar (South east asian Country).
    I don't know which certificate is the best for me.
    I'm considering to take MCSE or Should I take CCNA from cisco?
    I have alittle knowledge of networking and I can establish a P2P small home Network myself.
    I have no experiences in Server Base Net work.
    I have also a little experience in administration Windows XP but never used or experienced Vista.
    I know about TCP/IP configuration a little.
    Just know What is IP address and Gate Way.
    I'm planning to self-study and have not much chance to get working experiences.
    I'm not belong to even a computer and cannot able to expect to have one.
    But I'll try to take exam and to pay exam fees.
    So Please anyone advise me what exam I should take.
    Microsoft or Cisco .
    If Microsoft, what certificate I should try, which exam I should take first.
    If CCNA, where I should start.
    Moreover, I would like to know exam fees of Both.
  2. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    To be honest, as you've stated that you're a beginner, I would concentrate on the A+, Network+ and the MCDST. The MCSE is not a beginner's cert:

    And the CCNA, again is not a beginner's cert, plus it expires every 3 years.

    These high end professional certs are there to reflect a persons job role & responsibilities and not there to replace experience.

    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. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    What's the magic word?

    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  5. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster


    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    I agree with everything Ken has advised. :)
    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!

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