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Which Certification?

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Greendots, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Greendots

    Greendots New Member

    Hi All.

    I qualified with a BSc Computing (Applications Development) 5 years ago, but have dont nothing degree-related since. I've got 3 years under my belt as a level 1 support analyst, but really want to progress my career.

    I was thinking of doing the MCDST, but would really like to get involved in server support. Its a pitty that the MCTIP/Administration certs dont seems such a great prospect to someone with no server experience.

    Any ideas on how best to kick-start this career?
    Certifications: BSc Computing (Applications Development)
  2. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    Welcome :)

    compTIA A+, Network + and Microsofts MCDST and the upgrades for windows 7 MCTS windows 7 and possiby the MCITP are the general starting certifications.
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. SimonD
    Honorary Member

    SimonD Terabyte Poster

    You simply won't be allowed to play on a server when you're new to the industry, like everyone you're going to have to work your way up to it. It would be like expecting a recently qualified Dr (not a surgeon) to perform a triple heart bypass, completely inappropriate and dangerous.

    As has previously mentioned you should aim for the A+, N+, MCDST and start from there, get some Service Desk experience and then see about moving into a 2nd\3rd line position.
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).

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