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By Excaliber ·
I am currently the Network/Systems administrator for a medium sized company that is primarily a WinNt network. There are also other networks operating systems being used on application servers, but WinNt is the primary one. I also am a department manager within one of the companies. I want to work somewhere that I only have to work with the network and computers and not everything that no one else wants to deal with. My biggest drawback is that I haven't had time to get any certifications for any operating software and I feel that my attempts to change jobs is being restricted due to this. Is it necessary to have a certification to change jobs or do employers actually look at the resumes sent to them? Any helpful guidance is greatly needed.....

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by kstroh In reply to Trying to change jobs

I am the IS Directory for a Michigan based company and I hate to tell you, but yes, employers do look closely at resumes. I would suggest taking at least one of the Microsoft Exams, Windows NT Server would be a good one. If you use NT on a regularbasis, this should be fairly simple for you and will get you the Microsoft Certified Professional certification. I would highly recommend studying using an "Exam Cram" book. Good Luck.

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by Excaliber In reply to Trying to change jobs

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by kermit88 In reply to Trying to change jobs

The key for you is where do you want to specialize. If your goal is to become a quality network person, then ou need to get your certifications. (This does not mean you can't look for a new job without them)

The bottom line is decide what you want to do. If you want to be a NT administrator, you better have the certifications. If you want to be an applications specialist, the MCSE is not as important.

Good luck!

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by careerhope In reply to Trying to change jobs

Time spent now will reap great rewards later. If you find that you have no time to upgrade your training, you need to analyze what is eating up your time and then execute corrective action. Take a sheet of paper and identify your "fixed expenses" of time and subtract these from 168 hours (the exact amount of time all of us are alloted to live and task. Categories of "fixed expenses of time" include: sleep, eating, communting, working, extracurricula, personal /professional development, social and relationship building, personal care. Even if you only find five hours per week, that is five hours you can use to upgrade your expertise. The key is to weekly delegate those five hours systematically to a particular task (skills upgrade) andin the middle of the week, each week, evaluate your progress. Resumes ARE reviewed by employers, and education and certs are deemed highly valuable in terms of benefit to company and continued progression of company status and personal earnings.Marta Driesslein
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