Microsoft Certifications.

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  1. kcehc-ytilaer

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    This may be old news, but I just found out yesterday when I was browsing Microsoft.com.

    Microsoft is now taking vendor neutral certifications such as CompTIA A+, Network+ and Security+ towards their MCSA, MCSE etc certs.

    so I was pleased to find out that I am now an MCSA due to applying my CompTIA certs. If they were not taking them I would still be one credit shy.:)

    I don't know if this applys to anyone, but I thought I would put it out there.
     
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    interesting and congrats
     
  3. User1628

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    I don't have any certs I don't think, just charisma and good looks
     
  4. arsehole

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    certifed gangsta?




    But seriously, I should probably be working on getting my certs :lol:
     
  5. User1628

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    certs are over-rated. experience trumps. better than nothing though I suppose
     
  6. arsehole

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    Agreed, but I'm still fresh in the IT industry and it wouldn't hurt to have em on the resume. :brows:
     
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    Certs = gives you a chance to get a good job without having experience

    I have my A+....but thats all. No other certs at all...and now 5 years experience as Network Admin.

    That being said...I am slowly but surely working towards my MCITP in Server Administration.
     
  8. kcehc-ytilaer

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    I agree with Greg...... Experience is a better thing to have right now. but lack of experience is best backed up with certifications. and that is where I am right now.

    but down the road when I have the experience..and the certifications.. It may help me even more.

    who knows.

    not to mention I like to learn, and certs are a good way to validate what i have learned and confirms I am on the right path.
     
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    That's the spirit dude. I just got lucky right out of school and never really needed them. I've gone on several courses since (all paid for by work) that were certified Microsoft courses, but I just never wrote any exams. I know it, can talk the talk if someone calls my bluff.

    So far having no certs has not hurt me. Although I will mention when I WAS looking for work, there were some jobs (entry level especially) that considered that a required attribute. So you're right, that will put you ahead of other newbies who, like me, have no certs.
     
  10. arsehole

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    I'm pretty much in the same boat. Got a job right out of school, got lazy and never followed through with getting them. But wouldn't mind having them to put on the resume right about now.
     
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    same here.. i have my A+ cert but i agree.. experience trumphs certs.
     
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    Its kind of a catch 22.....experience trumps certs.....but alot of places don't want to give you a chance to gain experience without certs. Most of us posted so far seem to have been luckey enough to get a change to gain our experience.
     
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    Yeah my current job has exposed me to a shit ton of different tasks, situations. Got a lot of experience in the last 9-10 months I've been here. I don't really know what my actual job title/duties are. Which is fine for a bit, but... :happysad:
     
  14. bnguitarman

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    I have my MCP, A+ and CNA. but in all reality, certs only means you have book smarts, you passed the test when you took it. if you don't apply your knowledge, they are really a waste. I've had my CNA for the last 5 years or so but ask me anything about Novell and I'll draw a blank. I just so happened to take and pass the test right after we covered it in college :p
     
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    :kekeke: Novell. You work at RIM right? If you know Francis Jeffery(hes there too) ask him about what we learned about Novell in school :rofl:
     
  16. bnguitarman

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    Yup i know Francis. I learned enough to write the test and pass anyway :rofl:
     
  17. Jester

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    Yep that's how I was as well, got lucky gained experience, what I didn't know I learnt handson and I have no certs so it's tougher to try to get into places :(
     

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