Yet another MCSE to be Newbie!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Fido, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Fido

    Fido New Member

    Hi, what an interesting site!

    Since I was warned of being made redundant I have been looking around at formalising my IT skills, as letters after your name open far more doors than just years experiance. Hence my notion of an MCSE..... and what a pandora's box I have found.

    I have found promises ranging from of passing in 18 days at a boot camp in India for £1200 (inc flights and accom.), to having an attractive blonde assuring me that I could commmand £60k wages if I shelled out £3500 and made the grade. (Just before she got back into her new Saab turbo converatble)

    So being a bit of a cynic I did two logical things

    a) apply for a job with SkillStrain as if the commision was good enough to run a new Saab, it would keep a roof over my head and the landlady of my local happy for many years to come.
    b) do some serious research as Miss Saab has given me until tomorrow night (Friday) to decide as the new course starts on Monday -must be a pure coincidense that this is the last full week of the month, which could be read as a deadline for reps to claim their commision for the month. But I am sure that is not the case! :dry

    The results are that SkillsTrain are not hiring right now, and thanks to this site and some googling I have not found any blog or comment (other than on their own site) that speaks highly of their courses.
    So my money is staying where it is for now.

    Thanks for the informtion!
  2. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Hi and welcome, Fido.

    Glad we were able to help, and good to see some healthy cynicism on the right side of the decision to sign up for a course. Hope you can stick around :)
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  3. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Greetings, Fido. Welcome to CertForums. :)
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  4. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    welcome fido...who's a good boy? fetch!

    j/k mate! :biggrin

    glad you you found what you were after on the forums and hope we can help in any future quandries. :tongue
    Certifications: ECDL
    WIP: A+
  5. Pedrito

    Pedrito Nibble Poster

    Welcome Fido. :beers2
    WIP: A+; N+; MCSE
  6. Bluerinse
    Honorary Member

    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Hi Fido and welcome to the forum.

    My advice, keep your money in your pocket and self study. Go for one thing at a time, starting with the CompTia A+ > N+ then go toward MCSE one step at a time. Start with the XP MCP pass that and move on. MCSE is seven exams in total and it will take you a long time to complete, it's not a race.

    Good luck,

    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  7. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

    Greetings fido :biggrin
    Certifications: A+,70-270
    WIP: 70-290
  8. simongrahamuk
    Honorary Member

    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

    Welcome Fido! :biggrin
  9. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Hi and welcome to the forum. :D
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

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