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By glemon ·
Hi, I am just about to embark upon the path to getting certified (MCSE & CCDA). My love is to build/connect things - particularly networks, all types of networks. My aim is to become a Network Engineer/Designer (if there is such a job).

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More information needed..

by ARG CIO In reply to Where do I start?

Do you have an IT experience? Yes the job exists, but it is not an entry level position. You will have to start at the bottom and work your way up, in most companies. If you find yourself a small company, you won't do as much Engineering & Design, but you should be able to start somewhere with an MCSE & CCDA. Try getting the CCNA first, and move up to the CCDA. Once you have the CCNA, get that entry level position, and work while you study. then after your done with the CCDA, go for the MCSE.. Good Luck!

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by glemon In reply to More information needed..

Hey thank you very much. I actually bought a book an MCSE study for exam 70-215, and a friend lent me a cd with some NT 4.0 testpreps. Oh, and yes I do have IT experience, infact I'm the IT Officer where I work. It's a small office but I'm pretty much the CIO/CTO here. So you are saying that I should put the MCSE on hold and go for the CCNA?
Another thing I'm looking for a mentor any suggestions?

Greg

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MCSE

by savatovic In reply to Where do I start?

If you want to get MCSE certification, start on the web page http://www.microsoft.com/trainingandservices/

Decide how you want to build your skills:
- practical work
- instructor led courses
- self paced training
Usually it would be the combination of all three methods.

Get computers. For most labs, you will need at least two computers connected in a network. This means you will have to build a small network too.

Get software. You can obtain 120 days evaluation copies of Win2000 Server and Professional. They come with some training materials (both on instructor course and self paced training kit if obtained from Microsoft).

Build up your experience by continuingly visit web sites such as this one and http://www.microsoft.com/technet and http://msdn.microsoft.com

Good luck
Dusko

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Thanks savatovic

by glemon In reply to MCSE

Thank you very much. I'll definitely visit these sites. I am also looking for sort of a mentor in this area if you have any suggestions you can let me know.

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