To become a network administrator but no experience?

By nmqtabt ·
I graduated 6 years ago with a degree bachelor of information system. I couldn't find a job with networking in a year then I changed to work for library technician and archives technician for now. I feel boring of doing these job sofar. Now I want to be serious to go back with computer neworking job but I know that I have no experience; just a old bechelor degree even I want to apply for a job and most of the company require1-3 years experiences to be considered for a job.

What should I do now? Any sugestion please. I'm lost...Thanks much.

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volunteer yourself and start to network with people

by AYJE In reply to To become a network admin ...

I volunteer myself to work in Non-profit organization. After a month they gave the opportunity to teach and then send me to another country to train others. One year after I got a job as System Administrator for a company.
I hope that helps

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Thank You

by nmqtabt In reply to volunteer yourself and st ...

This would helped.

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by USIT In reply to To become a network admin ...

companies will take a risk on someone with certifications. You should look into getting you MCSA, this will brush you up on what you would be doing as a network admin. You can always say that you have your own consulting company, if they require experience.The key is to learn as much as you can, then do whatever you can to get an interview then sell yourself...

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Should take Network+ certified or just go direct to MCSA

by nmqtabt In reply to Some

This would helped and should I take Network+ certified first before taking MCSA or just go direct to MCSA. Some company might need Network+ certified to be considered before hiring someone or it doesn't matter w/o it, dont' you think?

Please help, thanks in advance.

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by USIT In reply to Should take Network+ cert ...

You can do this. Take A+, Network +. Then for microsoft take your 70-270-20-290-70-291.

This will give you an MCSA CERT.

270- Is Windows xp, and 290-291 are server 2003.
Once you pass one of the microsoft exams you will have a MCP cert. That alone should get you a gig. With the a+,network+ will only help.

I'm up to the 291, it's a difficult exam to pass even with years of exprience.

Godd luck.

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The beast

by Kjell_Andorsen In reply to You

Heh, I remember the 70-291 AKA the Beast. It was easily the hardest exam I took on my MCSE track. Good luck and hang in there.

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by USIT In reply to The beast

very tough. Any advice for passing it?

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by Kjell_Andorsen In reply to Yes!

Here's a few of the things I found helpful.

1: Use more than one book. For this particular one I used the MS PRess Self-paced training kit, the sybex book and the Exam Cram book.

2: Use practice exams like Measureup or trancender to identify your weak areas and then work on improving these weak spots.

3: Build a test network, either with physical boxes or virtual machines and then run all the labs and scenarios you will find in the books and try to creat some of your own.

4: Look at some non-Microsoft sources on Networking. For example much of what you learn about general Networking studying for the CCNA will be very applicable to the 70-291, especially when it comes to IP addressing, Subnetting and routing protocols such as RIP and OSPF.

Hope that helps a little

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by USIT In reply to well..

Kind of what I have been doing.

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by Kjell_Andorsen In reply to Should take Network+ cert ...

If you're just going for the MCSA (not MCSE) you can use Network+ and A+ together as your required elective.

In other words, if you get both a+ and Network+ it counts as one of the required exams you need for the MCSA and you would only hhave to take the two core exams (70-290 and 70-291) plus one client OS exam.

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