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  • Question

  • Good day.

     

    I am a novice at IT and want to start my career in IT.I do not have any qualifications yet.

    My key interests are web and software development, and general IT know-how(networking, security etc).

    I would like to know which Microsoft Certification Exams I need to start with, in order to be an entry level

    IT employee in any IT company, from where I can do specialized courses. In other words, since I do not have

    any certification yet, where should I start?

    And how does MS Certification compare with Comp TIA and does Comp TIA carry any weight compared to MS Certification?

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 11:31 AM

Answers

  • There are a large number of certifications for you to chose from.  What you need to do is look at the following resource and chose a technology track.  The look at the various exams for that technology track http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx

    I'm not familiar with Comp TIA certification


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
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    • Marked as answer by DextrousDave Monday, June 27, 2011 12:45 PM
    Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:26 PM
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  • It is rare for someone to start with a Microsoft cert, they are more advanced, more specialized and more difficult. Beginning with a basic CompTIA A+ is a good place, it gives you a solid foundation and prepares you for more advanced degrees. If you want to get an idea of your current level of knowledge and what is expected for each of the exams, try some free practice tests to help you.  My recommendation is to begin with the A+, but if you try a free one and ace it, you may find you are already about that level. Thats what you really need to figure out.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:55 PM
  • Thanks a Lot


    No problem.

    Would you mind marking your question answered


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    • Marked as answer by DextrousDave Monday, June 27, 2011 12:46 PM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 2:42 AM
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All replies

  • There are a large number of certifications for you to chose from.  What you need to do is look at the following resource and chose a technology track.  The look at the various exams for that technology track http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-overview.aspx

    I'm not familiar with Comp TIA certification


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    • Marked as answer by DextrousDave Monday, June 27, 2011 12:45 PM
    Thursday, June 23, 2011 12:26 PM
    Moderator
  • It is rare for someone to start with a Microsoft cert, they are more advanced, more specialized and more difficult. Beginning with a basic CompTIA A+ is a good place, it gives you a solid foundation and prepares you for more advanced degrees. If you want to get an idea of your current level of knowledge and what is expected for each of the exams, try some free practice tests to help you.  My recommendation is to begin with the A+, but if you try a free one and ace it, you may find you are already about that level. Thats what you really need to figure out.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 1:55 PM
  • Thank You
    Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:06 PM
  • Thanks a Lot
    Sunday, June 26, 2011 1:06 PM
  • Thanks a Lot


    No problem.

    Would you mind marking your question answered


    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt) MCT, MCPD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Please mark solved if I've answered your question, vote for it as helpful to help other user's find a solution quicker
    • Marked as answer by DextrousDave Monday, June 27, 2011 12:46 PM
    Monday, June 27, 2011 2:42 AM
    Moderator