what is the latest certifications available after n+?

Discussion in 'Network+' started by zizobouta, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. zizobouta

    zizobouta Bit Poster

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    still looking at the mostly updated certifications after n+ which i passed. do you guys know the best way ?
    i dlike desktop help or it technician? thanks for help
     
  2. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    the A+ would probably be the logical next step if you want to get into desktop support
     
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  3. Vince Polston

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    I agree with the above. If you are looking at getting into desktop support or an IT technician go for the A+. But to answer your question on what is the current certification after the Net+; I would naturally suggest the Security+. Unfortunately that won't do you much good for getting a job as desktop support.

    If you want to go along the desktop support route to work your way up I would go A+ > MCSE
     
  4. zizobouta

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    thanks Apexes, i have an updated level 2 computer engineering (similar to a+) so really don t need a+ or do i really? it was hard ware course nearly 7 months took me and got certified now i passed n+ and may be like VINCE said MCSE OR MCSA would be next step don t you think Vince and by the way thank you guys again
     
  5. Apexes

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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but i didn't think there were any exams involved in the BTEC Level 2? unless it's changed recently, or i'm thinking of something else.

    A+ in my opinion is a ton more advanced than the level 2, i would favor an A+ qualification when i recruit our desktop guys any day.

    An MCSA or MCSE at this point in your career won't do you any favors. As Vince said, if you're after Desktop, get the A+ under your belt, secure that first job role and then start on the MCSA/MCSE route.
     
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  6. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    I have a feeling he's talking about this http://kanduit.co.uk/
     
  7. crazy horse

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    Hello,

    If you want to work in Desktop support I would suggest the following to give you a broadened skill set for that role:

    Hardware: A+ if you feel you already have enough knowledge then move on to the below:
    Microsoft Desktop Qualification (One or a combination of) 70-680 and 70-685 for Win7, 70-687 and 70-688 for Win 8 or wait for Win10
    Networking: Net+

    The above should be more than enough to land you a desktop support or it technician role. In my opinion, once you've got a bit of hands on experience you can then make a decision on where you're next certification path goes, whether that be MCSA/MCSE Windows Server, Networks (e.g. CCNA) etc.

    Hope that helps.

    Crazy Horse
     
  8. zizobouta

    zizobouta Bit Poster

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    yes julez you re right it s the kanduit btec level 2. is it useless? i had a btec level 2 exam at a centre and passed it thought it ll replace A+. and i agree apexes a+ is a top good course i regret now i did that btec but if i follow crazy horse s idea i might get that desktop route easier . think ill start a+ :::(((( . thanks crazy horse you gave me a clear path and thanks guys again
     
  9. zizobouta

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    crazy horse, can i do Microsoft Desktop Qualification without doing A+?
     
  10. crazy horse

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    Sure, the A+ is not a pre-requisite to do the Microsoft exams.

    For the Microsoft certificate pathway take a look here. The purple line is the desktop (client) track that I mention in my earlier post.
     
  11. zizobouta

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    nice chart crazy horse, im sorry to be a pain asking too many questions, i can t see MCDST on this chart, is MCDST an old certification? is it possible, for job hunting reasons, to do MCDST OR MCITP after N+ ? will i land any job even help desk just for experience after which i can go higher? your time is appreciated ::)
     
  12. crazy horse

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    Yes, you can do a MCITP after N+. The MCDST was for Windows XP and so has been retired and replaced by client exams for Windows 7 and 8 (10 should be soon)

    To get the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician for say Windows 7, you would need to pass both the 70-680 and the 70-685. All the MCITP qualifications with details of the required exams are here.

    As you're looking for a Desktop Support role the ones listed under "Windows Client" in the link above would be appropriate.

    By doing the above exams it shows you have a baseline knowledge to support end users in a Desktop environment and will certainly help you in the job hunt.
     
  13. zizobouta

    zizobouta Bit Poster

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    great stuff thanks crazy horse, you know big decisions one has to make when choosing a course or a path, your help is clearer with great details, thank you once again :cheers:cheers
     
  14. Juelz

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    I really wouldn't go for any MCSA without experience.. seriously man you are probably in the right position to apply for IT Helpdesk roles, the BTEC is a useful as the knowledge you gained for it, you don't have to sit the A+ possibly just buy the All-In-One book and read through the material without sitting the exam. It's up to you, if you're that set on certification get the A+ to accompany the N+ you have.
     
  15. zizobouta

    zizobouta Bit Poster

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    great man juelz , you put life in me again thank you ::)))
     

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