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  • Hi, I am a senior in college obtaining a computer science degree. I am more interesting in the IT field rather than writing programs. After doing some research I'm still unsure as to which Microsoft certification I should start off with since I am a beginner. I've had a little experience fixing computers with a summer job, but that's about it.
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:47 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    As you stated that you are obtaining computer degree so I will suggest you that start with Active Directory and further you can move to Exchange, SharePoint or Unified Communications.

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2, URL: http://blog.WhatDoUC.net Phone: +923008210320
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:56 PM
  • "I am more interesting in the IT field rather than writing programs."

    No offense but this statment doesn't make a lot of sense. 'IT' is a very, very broad domain of knowledge, of which writing programs/coding/software development is but one (large) branch onto itself. Saying you want to work in IT is too generalized, it's like saying you want to work in Medicine.

    "unsure as to which Microsoft certification I should start off with"

    The area of certification, b/c there are many certications available, should be dependent on what branch of IT you're intending to go into. The branch itself is largely determined by your major & what classes you found appealing or excelled in, since you're just starting out & a begginer you have some flexibility as typically many college majors have some overlap in IT courses.

    For instance, if your major involved a lot of work with SQL & DB technologies, then the best certs would be those centered around SQL technologies (the more recent the better). If your major was largely based on physically reparing IT hardware, then you'd want to look into A+ & other similar certifcations.

    Friday, September 24, 2010 7:51 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    As you stated that you are obtaining computer degree so I will suggest you that start with Active Directory and further you can move to Exchange, SharePoint or Unified Communications.

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2, URL: http://blog.WhatDoUC.net Phone: +923008210320
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 7:56 PM
  • "I am more interesting in the IT field rather than writing programs."

    No offense but this statment doesn't make a lot of sense. 'IT' is a very, very broad domain of knowledge, of which writing programs/coding/software development is but one (large) branch onto itself. Saying you want to work in IT is too generalized, it's like saying you want to work in Medicine.

    "unsure as to which Microsoft certification I should start off with"

    The area of certification, b/c there are many certications available, should be dependent on what branch of IT you're intending to go into. The branch itself is largely determined by your major & what classes you found appealing or excelled in, since you're just starting out & a begginer you have some flexibility as typically many college majors have some overlap in IT courses.

    For instance, if your major involved a lot of work with SQL & DB technologies, then the best certs would be those centered around SQL technologies (the more recent the better). If your major was largely based on physically reparing IT hardware, then you'd want to look into A+ & other similar certifcations.

    Friday, September 24, 2010 7:51 PM