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By fhiray ·
I am currently working as an IT Trainer in specialized applications (Postal Services...) and have experience in Desktop applications training.

I would like to continue working in this field. What sort of training/certification should I get?

Iam working on my MCSD (it is taking time) and hopefully working towards MCT. Is it worth it for a job in Toronto Area (or anywhere in Canada)?

Do I need training in instructional design?

I appreciate your advice.

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by dmiles In reply to Looking for a job in IT T ...

You partially answered your own question and you are the only one to know what you really want to do,so pursue training that you know that it is what you want to do.Most companies are looking for people with experience on the job,and you will have to test the market to see what is out there by using resources on the internet such as job sites and see what is available in that area,
also there are other certifications such as Cisco,CNE and others you may want to consider after seeing what is available in Canada before moving ahead if this will be permanent.Your present approach to Certifications is a good start.Good Luck

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by avachon In reply to Looking for a job in IT T ...

You are indeed on the right track with the MCSD. Microsoft posts updated certification requirements on their site (search their tabs for "certification and training"). As for MCT, microsoft also specifies what is needed, including instructional design. Many large CTECS (certified training centers)require cetification prior to the MCT (there is a trend for full certification such as MCSD or MCSE as well as that person's speficic field of expertise. This way the instructor can help students see the relationships between microsoft products). You should research international job listings at the big career sites (monster.com; guru.com; techies.com) to get a feel for job needs in Toronto specifically. Also, talk with some CTECs, especially theinstructors to make some valuable contacts and get some insider views as you continue your own pursuits. Good luck

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Looking for a job in IT T ...

Microsoft now requires that candidates pass the exam for the course they wish to teach before they will certify them (MCT) for that course. If you enjoy desktop applications, then MCSD is definitely the right choice - every exam you pass can also besubmitted for MCT consideration.

As for Canada, YES! MS Cert's are good everywhere, and dual cert's are twice as good. Training in instructional design - that is actually covered (at least to Microsoft's satisfaction) in the MCT training and testing process. There are also several generic training cert's available (unfortunately, I can't think of any of the acronyms offhand).

Keep working at it... and good luck!

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