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Windows 7: Microsoft Certification's

11 Jul 2011   #1
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 
Microsoft Certification's

Main Question, Are they Worth it?

At the moment i can purchase Individual Tests for 30 But are they really worth it?
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11 Jul 2011   #2
Devux

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Really depends on what you're doing for work, if you're looking for a new job, etc. A lot of time if you have years of experience, certs are a bonus. If you're young and without a ton of experience (like me), certs may be the only way that employers will take you seriously.
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11 Jul 2011   #3
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Windows 8.1
 
 

Haha im 18, And Starting work with a Networking Company Next Week since i impressed them with my trial period ...

Just Wondering if the MSC's are worth much if anything.
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11 Jul 2011   #4
Devux

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Oh yeah, certifications are always good when you're just starting in the IT world. I would start with A+ and Network+ certifications before you do Microsoft or Cisco though. Microsoft ones are rough. You can usually find practice questions online, Microsoft might even have a practice test on the website somewhere.
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11 Jul 2011   #5
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Alright so things like the CompIT A+ ?
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11 Jul 2011   #6
Devux

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Yeah start with CompTIA A+ certification. Believe me it is way easier now then when I took it. When I took it you had to know DOS and 9X. I think it is just XP up now, plus hardware questions.
Sample Questions
Here's a link to their practice questions for A+ certification. Just remember you have to renew every few years now, not like back in the day when it was good for life.
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11 Jul 2011   #7
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Thanks Devux

Im just looking for Something to Work for Whilst Working, so i can still learn and Get Certs When i start this new Job
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11 Jul 2011   #8
Devux

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Not a problem. I feel ya'. Have to keep learning, and ~try~ to keep up with technology, otherwise you get left behind. If your new job is cool they may even pay for your certification exam expenses. Companies love to see that you wanna keep learning.
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11 Jul 2011   #9
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
 
 

Thats the Thing they Gave me the Learning Materials for Windows 7 Exam and The WIndows server 2008 R2 Exam

SO thats what i think they want me to learn, and they aint exactly cheap books :P
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11 Jul 2011   #10
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Wow! That's awesome, yeah if they are willing to give you the study books for the exam, they may just pay for the exam too. That's cool they've invested that much with you so far.
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