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please tell me about certification

By praveen5592 ·
what are the benifits if one take the m.c.s.e

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by LordInfidel In reply to please tell me about cert ...

While reading this, don't get me wrong, it's not meant to discourage you. Only to show you what is expected.

First off, its MCSE not m.c.s.e

Second, and this is a pet peeve of mine. When I started out, one did not "take" the MCSE thru a school to get into IT. One worked in a job or knew computing and was pretty self sufficient and knoledgable in the area.

We then studied for the MCSE by using the OS and reading the various (but limited) books available to us at the time. Most popular was the MSPress books.

This was a self-study process and depending on your skill set, can take a month to a year. (I completed my track in roughly 41/2 months)

As with any of the mid-level (MCSE, RHCE) to higher level (CCNA, CCNP) certs, they are not the place to start learning computing.

I would start with lower level Comptia exams, like the A+, Server+, Network+. Those are some excellent starting places if you want to get into computing. Those certs will allow you to at least get your foot in the door.

But to get your MCSE and think that in 4-6 months you will be making 65K a year, it just is not going to happen. Because the managers, guy's like me, are not going to hire you.

A common misconception about IT schools is that if you go you are not a paper MCSE. You still are. You still lack the necessary real world experience that a seasoned, /OTB cert holder has.

Now if you are IN an IT job already. And have been doing hands on help desk support (not tel suppt) or working around the ntwk guys and have access to servers/systems. Then by all means go for your MCSE.

Everyone get's a different benfit out of the cert. It's not always about the cash.

I looked at it like a learning experience. I was learning new things that my normal use of the OS did'nt show me. But I was only able to find those things because I was already familiar with the OS and the terms used.

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by aliji In reply to Advice

I strongly agree with your honest, and real world response. Its not always about the certifications, but the working experience with the technologies.

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