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By warren_buffet ·
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Hi,

I am in progress to start my MCSE (selfpaced). I would like to know what the average time is to complete it and what the average start up (and also 1 yr. experience)salary would be (also holding a B.S. in Business Admin with two years experience abroad).
Thanks alot !

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by McKayTech In reply to Start up compensation for ...

It's hard to generalize because people learn at different rates and salaries vary widely by area.

But as some sort of a preliminary benchmark, I took about six months to complete the MCSE and CNE exam series (working full-time in another field).Among my colleagues, some have done the crash course in a couple of weeks but I would say six months has been the average.

In the Phoenix market, it seems like the usual entry-level position for a new MCSE is either help desk or field service with starting salaries around $28-32k. At 1 year, things are only marginally better and the money quoted by the schools selling MCSE training starts at about 2-3 years of practical experience.

For more specific salary information, you might want to check out the salary survey at dice.com for the area in which you want to work.

paul

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by warren_buffet In reply to Start up compensation for ...

Thanks for the fast reply!

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by Millenium In reply to Start up compensation for ...

Depending on your learning level you can do it in anywhere from 3 months to a year. The average start wage per hour for a person with no experience is going to be around 12-17 an hour. You have to be willing to start with a low level job, most IT places want to start you low, just to see how eager you are to work. The most common misconception is that when you get MCSE your worth alot. Not true, you are certified. Thats all. IMHO, if your going to start, make sure you start with the W2k track and not the NT 4.0 as you will have to learn everything over again. And write another test by december next year. If you are willing to take the " foot in the door approach " within 2 years you can be making alot of money. I took the foot in the door approach 2 years ago, now i am the IT Supervisor..not bad in my mind. Do your time to get what you want. Dont ever forget that.

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by warren_buffet In reply to Start up compensation for ...

Thanks for the fast reply !

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