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What exactly should i be moving on to?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by adamramsey91, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. adamramsey91

    adamramsey91 Bit Poster

    Hi all

    In a bit of a predicament, I have been in an IT support role for 2 and a half years with a recruitment agency supporting up to 200+ users and I think I want to take the next step and move on into an IT consultancy company doing helpdesk support.

    Considering I have no actual IT qualifications as such, just experience - what exactly should I be studying towards? MCITP Windows 7 Desktop?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Easiest answer is certify in what you work with and have experience in. That way you should smah the exams. What kinds of technology do you work in at the moment mate? I try to specialise in VMware related where possible but would consider Server OS my core skills to begin with
    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
  3. adamramsey91

    adamramsey91 Bit Poster

    Mostly desktop support. But admin Server 2008/ General AD/ Group Policy administration. All in all a little bit of everything! Wouldn't say in depth knowledge though as most serious issues are escalated to our data centre.

    I have never really touched VMware. Only when playing around with test enviroments for myself.
  4. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster

    Easy choice then...

    70-680 to begin, I think!
    Then choose between 685 (for support) or 686 (for admin) and you've completed your MCSA: Win7 certification.

    Need any help/info? Let me know.....

    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
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  5. adamramsey91

    adamramsey91 Bit Poster

    Is there much difference between 70-685 and the 680 as I already have a Microsoft Press Training Kit for the 685?

    if 680 is the way to go - then so be it :)
  6. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster

    Yeah, the 680 is about deployment, the 685 is the day to day stuff. Big difference.

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