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What is best way to get certifications?

By gwebb ·
I am a part time telephone/computer Consultant with 10 plus years in the field but with not certifications. I have worked with with Windows OS's for last 3 years and I am trying to decide what is best direction to go to begin studying and passing Windows exams.

Should I spend allot of $ on training classes or do Microsoft online classes where I purchase from Microsoft. Keep in mind I also take care of 2 toddlers during the day. My work is night and weekends.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks...Gary

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Books

by rr-travis In reply to What is best way to get c ...

I'm in a similar position and after taking two MSFT cources over the internet and reading books from MSFT press I've decided to use the Dummies books instead. They cover only the material you need to pass the exam with no BS.

The online courses MSFT offers are way in-depth and quite boring. (not to mention $$$)

Hope this helps; Good luck

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Dummies Books

by dmaher1890 In reply to Books

I know this is a litle late but at the same time for those who come across this post in the future, I am 5+ years in the industry, have MSCE, CNE, A+, and have looked at a lot of the Dummies books for different things and in many cases have found a large number of things just flat out wrong in them. I wouldn't use them at all, at least for IT.

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Experience a plenty -No Certs

I too am in a similar situation. Plenty of years experience in the field - but no certs. After plenty of research about different training format have decided on and am currently in a period of self study, to be followed with probably a boot camp for CCNA and MCSE 2003. Trying to find a decent school was a trip in itself. I just started a new, what I hope to be a discussion about traing schools. Check it out, give us your feedback. Thanks

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