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Old 05-23-01, 12:04 AM   #1
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I'm looking to get started on a few PC certifications this
summer and would like some opinions on which to go for.

The certifications I'm looking at right now are Network+ and
MCSE. Is there something else I should look into?

Also, what are the best resources for these two, and any others?

Thanks
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Old 05-23-01, 07:38 AM   #2
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The certifications I'm looking at right now are Network+ and
MCSE. Is there something else I should look into?


CCNA

easy one exam (well easy if you know tcp/ip inside and out)

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Also, what are the best resources for these two, and any others?

Thanks
Various web pages that have actual test questions posted

Next to that, the actual Microsoft text that goes with each class can be purchased separately from some MS training centers (maybe $200 per book)

Next to that I will hae to look at the brands, but there are several MAJOR brand study guides and quick study guides that are pretty good.
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Old 05-23-01, 07:39 AM   #3
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Take a look at this thread and see if it helps with your question. If it doesn't, give some information on your background/experience and what you are interested in doing in the future.
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Old 05-23-01, 08:51 AM   #4
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After running an NT network with SQL and Exchange servers for about two years, I got my (NT4) MCSE basically by studying good books on each subject. The best resource for picking good books was actually the reader feedback on Amazon's web pages. I'm sure the same applies to Cisco study guides, which seems to be the certification of choice these days.
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Old 05-23-01, 01:25 PM   #5
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Take a look at this thread and see if it helps with your question. If it doesn't, give some information on your background/experience and what you are interested in doing in the future.
Thanks for the link Dead. That's more or less the type of information I'm looking for.

Now that I'm looking into MCSE, though, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to try for another certification. If I got a MCSE for Win2000/Exchange 2000 how well would it hold up? When XP is released will it be worth anything? How well do the CCNA and CISCO certifications hold up?

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Old 05-23-01, 01:36 PM   #6
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Now that I'm looking into MCSE, though, I'm wondering if it wouldn't be better to try for another certification. If I got a MCSE for Win2000/Exchange 2000 how well would it hold up? When XP is released will it be worth anything? How well do the CCNA and CISCO certifications hold up?

Thanks

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If you aren't planning on using an MCSE, I wouldn't recommend spending the money to get it. The cost is too great without any return. If you need to do something at home, you can learn it without ever taking the tests. All the tests do is show someone who is hiring that you know enough to pass the test. If you really want to do it, I wouldn't worry too much about XP being released. Everything MS has said so far indicates that the Win2000 and XP certification (including some tests) will be interchangable.
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