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Which Certificate I can take ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm a computer science student and I'm left with one more semester to finish my bashlore degree. I would like to earn a MS certificate , but I don't know which one is really important for me. Could you please post your suggestions.

    Regards,

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3:00 PM

Answers

  • Then the question would be what area would you prefer to work in?

    Desktop support, sys admin, web programming? Check MS website for tracks in these areas and you will see which exams you must take first.

    tip: Start using spell check for starters. Never heard of a Bashlore degree.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3:37 PM
  • There are a few good certs depending on what you are going into, if it
    is system administration, I would recommend getting the MCITP:
    enterprise Administrator or MCITP: Server Administrator
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    If your expertise falls in line with being a software engineer, I would
    recommend training for the MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx
     
    If you are a database person, I would look at the MCITP: Database
    Developer 2008 and Database Administrator 2008
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    If you want to go into services and support, I would look at the MCITP:
    Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 and Enterprise Desktop Support
    Technician 7
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    If you need any tools or software and your university does not have
    MSDNAA, I would look here:
     
    https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:14 PM

All replies

  • "Computer science" encompasses a large area.  Are you studying programming, setup/configuration of servers and/or desktops, e-mail messaging, or ????
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3:20 PM
    Answerer
  • "Computer science" encompasses a large area.  Are you studying programming, setup/configuration of servers and/or desktops, e-mail messaging, or ????
    Bashlore in computer science means an introduction to all these aspects. My question is , in fact, what is the certificate that is more useful these days in the job market
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3:28 PM
  • Then the question would be what area would you prefer to work in?

    Desktop support, sys admin, web programming? Check MS website for tracks in these areas and you will see which exams you must take first.

    tip: Start using spell check for starters. Never heard of a Bashlore degree.

    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 3:37 PM
  • There are a few good certs depending on what you are going into, if it
    is system administration, I would recommend getting the MCITP:
    enterprise Administrator or MCITP: Server Administrator
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    If your expertise falls in line with being a software engineer, I would
    recommend training for the MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcpd.aspx
     
    If you are a database person, I would look at the MCITP: Database
    Developer 2008 and Database Administrator 2008
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    If you want to go into services and support, I would look at the MCITP:
    Enterprise Desktop Administrator 7 and Enterprise Desktop Support
    Technician 7
     
    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2
     
    If you need any tools or software and your university does not have
    MSDNAA, I would look here:
     
    https://www.dreamspark.com/default.aspx
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:14 PM
  • Certificates are good for people with experience (as certificates with
    no experience, 'paper certificates,' are considered bad) and landing a
    first interview with companies who use search engines to look for
    candidates internally (when you upload a plain text resume) or on a site
    such as Monster or Dice. I would definitely recommend it in today's job
    environment, as long as it is a more difficult certificate to attain.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    Tuesday, July 6, 2010 11:17 PM