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What qualification and where to study RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi everyone,

    I'm new here so be gentle!

    I've been working in IT for just over 3 years and I still don't have any professional qualifications. I'm still at a point where I haven't fallen into anything specialist enough to warrant taking a specific course. I'm aware of the MCTS but would like to do classroom training as I work better that way but all of the courses seem to be up north or in London (I'm in Bristol). Is anyone aware of a classroom led facility that runs this course or maybe one that runs a beneficial course closer to home?

    Thanks in advance.

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:20 PM

Answers

  • You might want to look at the MCITP Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator track (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab3)

    It includes a client-side exam (I'd suggest Windows 7, since a lot of companies are adopting it), and you'll also learn about the various aspects of Server 2008.  It's a total of 5 exams. 

     

    • Marked as answer by Catalina H Thursday, July 1, 2010 6:20 PM
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:10 PM
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  • With the MCTS you are going to have to pick a "specialty" or product line.  It is hard to answer your question without more info.  Do you lean development or infrastructure or desktop??

    This site will give you a start: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/default.aspx 

     


    Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
    • Proposed as answer by TWHarrington Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:56 PM
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:40 PM
  • Thanks for the response. I guess I lean more towards desktop and infrastructure.

    I think I will have to take a long time working out which courses I actually want to do!
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 5:49 PM
  • You might want to look at the MCITP Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator track (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-windowsserver.aspx#tab3)

    It includes a client-side exam (I'd suggest Windows 7, since a lot of companies are adopting it), and you'll also learn about the various aspects of Server 2008.  It's a total of 5 exams. 

     

    • Marked as answer by Catalina H Thursday, July 1, 2010 6:20 PM
    Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:10 PM
    Answerer
  • Hi Catalina,

    As Charles suggested , you can go for MCITP : Server Administrator or Enterprise Administrator certification. These certifications completely focuses on Windows technology and part of networking.

    For further information , please click on the below link.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/mcitp.aspx#tab2

    For your convenience , i have listed some of training centers in Bristol. For more information on training centers or to search more training centers , please click on the below link.

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/classlocator.aspx

    Training Centers at Bristol are :

    F1 Computing Bath
    3 Kelso Place, , , Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom BA1 3AU
    3 Kelso Place, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom BA1 3AU
    +44 (01225) 336096

    QA – Bristol
    Unit 1, West Point Court, Great Park Road, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom BS32 4QG
    Unit 1, West Point Court, Great Park Road, Bristol, Avon, United Kingdom BS32 4QG
    +44 (01454) 202087

    ITS-Feda Ltd
    Coombe Lodge, Bourne Lane, Blagdon, Bristol, , United Kingdom BS40 7RG
    Coombe Lodge, Bourne Lane, Blagdon, Bristol, United Kingdom BS40 7RG

    All the Best for your future........

    Please revert if any clarification needed.

    Regards,

    Tech_scorpio

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by Tech_Scorpio Thursday, July 8, 2010 5:30 PM
    Monday, July 5, 2010 1:55 PM
  • Hi, I am in a very similar situation as Catalina. I have been in IT support for a couple of years myself but eventually decided to acquire MCSA. I have managed to get a book for 70-290 and have been loaned some discs with CBT as well.

    I am now confused if I should amend my plans and go for MCSA 2008 instead? 

    Thanks.

    Friday, August 13, 2010 7:07 PM