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By robbkett ·
I have a degree in information systems. I would like to become certify. However, I don't know which certification I should pursue. Whatever assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I work with windows NT.

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by KevinS In reply to Career Direction

If you want to become certified but do not know what type of certification you need, then I would ask you "What type of work do you want to do?"
If you want to be a Network Admin. or Network Engineer, then become a MCSE. If you want to work with backbone equip. such as routers and switches, then pursue your Cisco CCIE by starting with CCNA and CCDA.
If you are interested in Linux/Unix, then get Red Hat Linux certified. They even have a certification out for Project Management now (not surewho provides it). If you want to be a database admin., then get your MSDBA or OracleDBA certification.


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by BrianHarris In reply to Certification

Kevin makes good points. What do you want to do? If you don't know that then there's no reason to certify.

The PMP certification has been out for some time and is provided by the Project Management Institute. It however requires 4500 hours of documented PM experience if you have a Bachelors degree and 7500 hours if you don't, before you can get the certification.

Requiring experience before being eligible to get a certification... hummm!

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You can test your skills first

by Fyodor Volosnykh In reply to Career Direction

Before you decide what kind of certification to pursue, you can test your skills at "Brainbench, the skills authority" ( This is absolutely free, and this will allow you to investigate in which fields you are ready to continue.

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