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By bbellew ·
I am contemplating enrolling in a 7 Month MCSE training program in January of 2002. I am new to all of this. I have been told I should obtain the training, and I have been told that It's a waste of money.

I recently got laid off from my former job and want to start a new career.
I would appreciate any constructive input. Thank you in advance.

Bernie

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Wait on the mcse.....

by LordInfidel In reply to MCSE Certification

If you are totally new to computing then the MCSE is not the cert for you.

You need to start at a more basic level.

Try some of CompTia's courses like the A+ or something like that.

Then use that to get your foot in the door of a basic repair tech/help desk. Once you are in a IT related job. Then start studying for your MCSE.

You could do the school thing, but in my opinion. If you can't learn computing on your own then you have no place in IT.

Starting a new career is always admirable. It is a bold choice to make. But make sure that you are doing it for the right reasons and not just to make "sick" cash.

Start by building your own system from scratch. You will either love it or hate it. If you hate it or find it too hard to comprehend the concepts, then IT is not for you.

But if you find that everything makes logical sense to you, then by all means go for it.

Doing it on your own is more rewarding and is a better learning experience then being taught.
In IT, you only truly learn when you screw something up royally and have to fix it.

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Start from basics

by carlosirivera In reply to MCSE Certification

I think you should start from more basic skill sets such as computer repair. This leads to an A+ cert. Then start learning how computers communicate, which will lead to Network+ cert. I pretty sure somewhere along this path you'll decide if IT is for you.

One thing you should understand, in my opinion, is that specialized schools, at a basic level, are in the business of making money. Not to say they don't teach you anything, but it is a substantial investment on your part both financially and mentally. I have worked along side fresh MCSEs and were good with managing a server, but were dumbfounded when the server would not boot up.

I suggest you go to community college then move on.
Good Luck!

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Thanks

by bbellew In reply to Start from basics

I've worked with electronics at one time, and have done repairs to my PC.

The local community college has a good networking program. Unfortunately, It takes 2.5 years to complete. I can't put my life on hold for 2+ years.

The tech school Iam looking at starts everybody at the A+ level. Is it Cheap?
No. But I am going to give it a shot. Thanks for your input.

Bernie

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Try another cert first

by Rafi In reply to MCSE Certification

I think that you should try one of the other exams for certification first.The reason being is that most of them are only one test in lenght while Microsoft has a total of 7. Also they will be less expensive than the microsoft exams, and if you findthat you like it maybe you can get a job where your employer will pay for the more expensive exams.

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