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  • Hello all,

    Well my background is that I've completed my first year at Uni and I have done some diplomas and courses, I've been interested in computing from my teens and my friends say I am really good at it. I do computer troubleshooting mainly the software side which is my main interest.  Well as I am planning to enhance my knowledge and getting ready to land in a decent job to start with on my second year can you please suggest me some certifications to begin with? 

    Thank you,

    Best regards,

    SaLmAnAh

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:33 AM

Answers

  • Hi there,

    You mention you like computer troubleshooting and software side, what experience do you have prior to programming? You are probably good to take aim at one of the MCSD Certification (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/visual-studio-certification.aspx) where it focus primarily on software such as Windows 8 App Store application or Web Application.

    Of course, this validate your usage of programming language such as C# (e.g) on Visual Studio 2012. 

    Take a look here - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/specialist-certification.aspx

    Cheers.


    Regards,
    Milton Goh
    MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCP
    Blog: blog.nerdytwo.com
    Twitter: @miltongoh

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Monday, January 28, 2013 10:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Horizon_NetEditor Monday, February 4, 2013 5:24 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:35 AM
  • If when you speak about "troubleshooting mainly the software side" you mean that you are troubleshooting existing software deployments (rather than developing new applications), then you may be interested in one of the "Windows Client" certifications. For example, you can consider the certification "MCSA: Windows 8", which requires passing two exams on "Configuring Windows 8" and "Managing and Maintaining Windows 8".

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-8-certification.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Monday, January 28, 2013 10:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Horizon_NetEditor Monday, February 4, 2013 5:24 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:33 AM

All replies

  • Hi there,

    You mention you like computer troubleshooting and software side, what experience do you have prior to programming? You are probably good to take aim at one of the MCSD Certification (http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/visual-studio-certification.aspx) where it focus primarily on software such as Windows 8 App Store application or Web Application.

    Of course, this validate your usage of programming language such as C# (e.g) on Visual Studio 2012. 

    Take a look here - http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/specialist-certification.aspx

    Cheers.


    Regards,
    Milton Goh
    MCSE, MCSA, MCITP, MCTS, MCP
    Blog: blog.nerdytwo.com
    Twitter: @miltongoh

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Monday, January 28, 2013 10:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Horizon_NetEditor Monday, February 4, 2013 5:24 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:35 AM
  • If when you speak about "troubleshooting mainly the software side" you mean that you are troubleshooting existing software deployments (rather than developing new applications), then you may be interested in one of the "Windows Client" certifications. For example, you can consider the certification "MCSA: Windows 8", which requires passing two exams on "Configuring Windows 8" and "Managing and Maintaining Windows 8".

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/mcsa-windows-8-certification.aspx

    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Monday, January 28, 2013 10:37 PM
    • Marked as answer by Horizon_NetEditor Monday, February 4, 2013 5:24 PM
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:33 AM
  • Can you please provide a little more information on what you mean by "troubleshooting mainly the software side".  Do you want to be a programmer as mentioned by Milton or user as mentioned by Alberto?

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    Jeff Wharton
    MSysDev (C.Sturt), MDbDsgnMgt (C.Sturt), MCT, MCPD, MCSD, MCITP, MCDBA
    Blog: Mr. Wharty's Ramblings
    Twitter: @Mr_Wharty
    MC ID: Microsoft Transcript

    Monday, January 28, 2013 10:39 PM