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Where next??

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by cockney jeff, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. cockney jeff

    cockney jeff Bit Poster

    Hi all.

    I am A+ and N+ qualified and have been working in IT for just ten months. I am in a 1st line Support role, but it is very small IT company and am working with just one fellow Support person as well as Programmers/Developers etc.

    Anyhow, my colleague has vastly more experience and knowledge than me and I have been called to see manager who wanted me to provide him with a career map of what I wanted to do. The company uses SQL, Sharepoint and Windows 2003 Servers. We support a number of clients remotely as well with IT issues.

    Not sure what route to take. Would like ideally to be MCSE qualified at some point, but where do I start? Would self-study or college be best route? What is MCITP, MCSA, etc etc?
    Certifications: A+, Network + & MCP
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    I'd recommend the MCDST. Afterwards, it depends on your experience level. How much and what kind of server administration experience do you have?

    Self-study is definitely the way to go, in my opinion.
    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!
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    I agree, the MCDST is the next logical step :)

    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

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