Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by thomor25, May 23, 2004.
I figure my mcse and ccna, should I go for the mcsa as well since its only like 2 tests off?
those are the biggies. personally i think progressing in cisco certs is a good career path. oracle dba still seems desireable. certs will never replace experience tho
oh and http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=608976
Cool thanks for the link, I just got a job on a contract with the gov with my degrees and minor. So I want to make more money and feel this way I can progress through this side of the gov working for them and work my way up the IT ladder
that's the way. some jobs once you get them require that you get certs to advance. gov included - good thing is they will pay for the training, but you better study your ass off so you pass.
mcse won't be that hard, i got the books and I took the 2 classes to pass in college but didn't take the tests cause I didn't have the money. But I'm gonna get cert books, pdfs, labs, and router sim software and everything.
MCSA + Two more tests = MCSE
Do you have any certs now? I'd at least start with A+ and Network +. They will show you have general computer and networking knowledge and in some cases you can use them to substitute a test or two while on the MSCA track.
Check out www.fravo.com for awesome study guides for any cert test.
Well I have a bachlors in data communications and networking with a minor in management and an associates degree in networking and technical support so I hope I don't really need to get the a+ and network + but if its a must then I can
cisco is respected much much more then the generic certs according to people ive talked to in the field.... he speaks the truth ^^^
CCNA Cert isnt that hard, CCNP is pretty nice to have under ur belt.. im workin on that one right now.
MCSE + No experience means jack squat.
I had 5 years experience as a SYSadmin before I got my MCSE. It is nice to have now that I have the knowledge & combined they do mean somthing.
MCSE by itself is worthless. I went to a boot camp to get my MCSE (company paid for it why the hell not) & their were some guys in there just like me that knew their shit & there were some that were total fucking idiots.
I will say this. the 2003 MCSE is harder than 2000, but either can be passed by someone that is good at taking tests & memorization. A guy in our class passes every test the first time & I would not trust him to order a pizza online with my computer. Seriously I swore the fucker had to be flat out cheating.
I failed one exam my 70-293 & then passed it the 2nd time no problem. My first test was literally 100% clustering questions. I know jack shit about clustering.
I would also say that CCNA & CCNP mean nothing without experience.
I am the network manager for my company & do the hiring of all the techies there now. All & all I would hire a guy with 5 years experence & no certs way before a guy with 5 certs & no experience.
CISSP is the cert I am going after now. It actually means somthing.
p.s. MCSE = Must Contact Someone Experienced.