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Leaving Aust Army ,Tips for entering IT

By DamienLee ·
I'm about to leave the Army. Been doing helpdesk work for some 4yrs now for my unit. Mixture of hardware and software. Have held Domain admin rights for 2yrs, but not directly managed the domain. Problem is apart from an A+ technician course i attended last year i have little to no paperwork behind me. I've managed/maintained field networks of up to 30+ workstations under a mixture of NT.40 and XP OS. I have a reasonable level of "on job" experience but as i said, little paperwork to show for it. I'm just wondering what should i be looking at doing straight up, certification wise?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Leaving Aust Army ,Tips f ...

get resume on monster, take helpdesk job again, indicate you want to take certifications and work your way up. see if your next employer will pay. ask at interview.
go for mcse windows 2003 if you ask me. you can get mcsa (4 tests) on the way to mcse (7 tests). get server cert first then some kind of networking cert. first test costs $200, then they are $100 each. check it out at
also cisco certification of some kind
don't delay. start today. if you need another easy one, do network+

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by andrew.ritchie In reply to Leaving Aust Army ,Tips f ...

Have you ever thought of getting into Configuration Management ? You could try that if you are interested in both hardware and software.

Regards, Andrew.

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