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By RielTime ·
New to IT and I am in in the process of a career change. My brother and a few others (who have been in the IT field for many years) recommend that I consider taking MCSE 2000 track. They say that there will be a high demand for this. What is everyone's opinions? Secondly, can anyone recommend a school in the northern NJ area?

Thanks in advance........... Tom

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by avachon In reply to IT advice

There will be plenty of need for 2000 MCSEs. The drawback of only knowing this NOS is that you could be at a disadvantage in hybrid networks that run any combination of nt4.0 workstation, server, 9.x. But what you could do is take free nt4.0 classeson www.leapit.com and shell out $$ for windows2000. There are plenty of authorized microsoft centers,but community colleges often offer the best deal and you have a longer period to absorb and think about the material covered. Leapit also offers classes in 2000 if you want a clearer sense of what is involved. I'd also recommend a basic networking class so you know equipment and its functions (this is covered in network essentials). Microsoft (mspress) also offers lots of training kits which like leapit are self-paced. Hope this helps get you started.

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by Cedric King In reply to IT advice

Microsoft will always be there, so MCSE will always be a good bet. By the time, you are done with the certification, the industry should be there for you (around mid next year) as they are preparing for the change to W2K.
I would not be able to recommend a school near your place but you can check out www.leapit.com.
Hope this answer your question.

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by MServino In reply to IT advice

If your looking for a school, I can Recommend Chubb Institute. They have several different paths will help you get your cetifications and they won't just give you the one OS. It's a pretty intesive program if you go full time. They also offer placement assistance. I went there on a Programmers track, and do quite well now, doubled my salary in 3 yrs, and the start wasn't too bad either. downside is that it costs. But they're not rated as one of the best on the east coast without reason.

Companies that hire include:
AT&T
EDS
Chubb Insurance
JP Morgan (not sure if they still do but did)
as well as a host of others

good luck whatever you chose.

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