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Windows 7: Need Advice on Certifications

01 Jun 2010   #11
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

at the end of last year i completed a course of exams starting with comptia A+ and net + then moving on to Microsoft specific with MCITP, MCTS and Enterprise support tech,

The MCITP and MCTS covered vista and now windows 7 whereas the older equivalent MCP covered winxp and win2k ....

Although it's new tech it depends on what job market your pitching at given that many large organizations are still using xp and win2k and will for a few years yet, and if you get employment with them i am sure training up to newer OS will be available ?

first choice I reckon is do you want xp win 2k or vista and win 7 ?
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01 Jun 2010   #12
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Ickymay, My current job uses XP and 2003 Servers. In the future though, I am sure they will move to 2008 Servers and I know I would need this info. If I have it already then thats one less step. My company will reimburse me for the training and tests, so thats not a worry. I just need to prepare and know my Certification Path. As I dont want to spend time on "X" when I should be on "Y". Thanks for info on your experience with it That was helpful. I am also persuing A+
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02 Jun 2010   #13
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Ickymay, My current job uses XP and 2003 Servers. In the future though, I am sure they will move to 2008 Servers and I know I would need this info. If I have it already then thats one less step. My company will reimburse me for the training and tests, so thats not a worry. I just need to prepare and know my Certification Path. As I dont want to spend time on "X" when I should be on "Y". Thanks for info on your experience with it That was helpful. I am also persuing A+
well it depends if you want certifications to match your xp and win2k experience or it might be better just to jump in and grab the most up to date certification equivalent ?

the CompTIA A+ and net + are great because they are vendor neutral then the step into server 2008 could be to take all the component exams for your MCITP EA qualification which makes you an enterprise admin ?

MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician is 70-620 & 70-622 then using these and your comptia as elective you are well based to take the more involved exams that cover server 2008 with
  • MCITP EA for server 2008 more comprehensive
    MCITP SA is for server 2008 backroom admin only and lacks network

this document might help microsoft-roadmap.pdf ?

I have pages of info as i researched this before i got funding so if you have any specific questions I am happy to help if i can


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02 Jun 2010   #14
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Ickymay, thanks for the PDF. Thats a good resource to have. I dont know what I need next, but I will be researching and probably will be asking again for help.

thanks again
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02 Jun 2010   #15
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Hi again

Glad that you got the help that you needed.
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02 Jun 2010   #16
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

In school they had mention of the program called "Elevate America", AKA "Microsoft E-Learning!", which I'm currently enrolled in.

Basically you get the use of their online database/study course and you get a free certificate for a MS exam (for whatever option you choose to pursue).

Considering most exams run over 200$, this is a very good deal, especially for free!

Here is the link:

https://www.microsoftelearning.com/

"With Microsoft E-Learning, you will learn from experts on Microsoft technologies and products via high-quality content in one easy-to-use course. You can tailor your e-learning to work best for you, whether you are preparing for a specific project, training for your career path, or working toward certification on Microsoft products or technologies."
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02 Jun 2010   #17
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

I am looking to grab some certs as well. I have decided to just pass by the A++ and Network+ stuff right now since I have an entry level IT position with an Associate Degree.

I am going for the big enchilada. I just got my equipment in today to perform CCNA labs on.

How I hate ACL's! I think I can pass the CCNA if I can just get those down pat.

Good luck with whatever path you take Thorsen.


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02 Jun 2010   #18
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antharr View Post
I am looking to grab some certs as well. I have decided to just pass by the A++ and Network+ stuff right now since I have an entry level IT position with an Associate Degree.

I am going for the big enchilada. I just got my equipment in today to perform CCNA labs on.

How I hate ACL's! I think I can pass the CCNA if I can just get those down pat.

Good luck with whatever path you take Thorsen.
Waaaaa !!! Nostalgiaaaa~~~ I got my CCNA training back in 2003, using exactly that series router/switch...

zzz2496
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03 Jun 2010   #19
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antharr View Post
I am looking to grab some certs as well. I have decided to just pass by the A++ and Network+ stuff right now since I have an entry level IT position with an Associate Degree.

I am going for the big enchilada. I just got my equipment in today to perform CCNA labs on.

How I hate ACL's! I think I can pass the CCNA if I can just get those down pat.

Good luck with whatever path you take Thorsen.
Waaaaa !!! Nostalgiaaaa~~~ I got my CCNA training back in 2003, using exactly that series router/switch...

zzz2496
2600's for me.
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07 Jun 2010   #20
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

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