MSCE..worth it or crap?

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  1. Bhaive_01

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    It is worth it to get the certificate or pass it up.

    What would be a pay grade with MSCE and 1-2yres exp in the feild compared to a NEWBIE with no experience and a MSCE? Probably CRAP but still would like to know. :)
     
  2. Toaster

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    what is your situation? do you have experience?? if so, then the MCSE canhelp but there are many mcse certifed people out there so you are not much different. But you still need it as a basic proof of your knowledge and not of your skill. i would get the mcse but also supplement it with some other certs such as CCNA and CCNP, also any unix experience and certifications are becoming very valuable now along with Linux.
     
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    All depends on experience.

    Do a search when you have some time for MCSE, you will find plenty of threads with all the answers you are looking for.
     
  4. Dommi

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    theory on certs

    those profesionals that have been exposed to a product for x amount of time in daily practice should go for their cert

    those who want to get into the business and figure a cert is the fastest best way. shouldnt
     
  5. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    But unfortunately too many people have followed the second instance and have given the microsoft certifications (and others as well) really bad names.
     
  6. morecomplete

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    becoming very valueable? =/ always have been ;)
     
  7. Bhaive_01

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I have been an IT tech for a company (2yrs) but I was hired w/o any certification. I learned by myself, networking, hardware, software, troubleshooting. Now I have an opportunity to either go back to college or get an MSCE. I am not sure which one to do first?

    What do you think? College or MSCE first?

    BTW: What field is most popular in the IT field?
     
  8. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    College for sure.... i went to a tech college and got my bachelors, never had a problem finding a job. I have no certs. College is definately the way to go.
     
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    College > *
     
  10. Mikel

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    When I think of someone with an MCSE and CCNP, first thing that comes to mind is someone who is unfocused and collecting paper certifications.
     
  11. z y i r o

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    not always, its nice to have a well rounded background of knowledge....



    those that have a broader knowledge base will ususally get the job before the person that has a single track mind




    theres Garrett's .02
     
  12. Mikel

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    Not in my experience, no.

    Then again, we are probably referring to different levels of jobs.
     
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    Like Toaster said, it may be better to find one or two things and specialize in them. That's where you edge will help you obtain and keep a job.

    I.E. Get RHCE and maybe Net+ or something, and learn to specialize in Red Hat - make yourself an expert. I know here in our area, there are only 3 registered RHCE's, and all three are very valuable. This is a large area too (400,000 people in one metro area - big for this part of Florida).

    I'm in the process of finishing up with my MCSE, but I'm also about to take the CCA and the RHCE exams, just to show specialization in something. Of course, I've been in the industry forever, but I'm just now getting the chance to take the exams and some classes.

    Give yourself the edge over every other sap that has a paper MCSE.
     
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    WOW! thanks, well I will be heading to College and pass up the MCSE until later.

    Great Advice!
     
  15. D1G1T4L

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    Like Lenin said "uchitsya, uchitsya, i uchitsya"

    nocera can translate for you :fawk:
     

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