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Topic # 93548 23-Nov-2011 20:42
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So currently I work for a cabling company doing all sorts of cabling and I am also trained on the telecom network. But since I finshed school havent really done much formal training. Have got really interested in networking/it systems and love playing around with things. Am seriously looking at doing the mcse certification (now known as mcitp apparently). Problem is I cant take time off to study as i went and bought a bloody house so have to keep paying the mortgage lol. I stumbled upon seek learning (same as seek jobs) which will allow me to do the complete course online. Also until the end of November they are offering CCNA & CCNP free when you sign up for the MCITP course. What I am wondering is has anyone on here had dealings with them? And secondly, are there other online facilities out there worth a mention (would prefer AU/NZ)? Lastly, have you done these courses and do you think it is better to have a bit of hardware to aid in the learning process?

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Sam

{MOD EDIT : SP : Shifted to "Off Topic" forum as it doesn't really fit anywhere else} 

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  Reply # 549061 23-Nov-2011 21:14
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Hi Sam,

There are a number of self study options out there, you just have to be the self motivated type to take that route. One of my work colleagues who is a network engineer also teaches CCNA/CCNP at night for those who find it tough to find the time.

If you like more info flick me a PM with some details and I can put him onto you, and I know their prices are a LOT less than AIMES etc.


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  Reply # 549065 23-Nov-2011 21:21
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yea im doing the self study on MCIPT. i found this site very help full for it, and with the PDF books im getting there. first test Jan 2012

http://itfreetraining.com/
  • Windows 7 Free Training
  • MCITP Free Training
they have videos there showing you each chapter and its great and free.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 549068 23-Nov-2011 21:26
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Thanks guys.

@th3r3turn - So you still sit the proper MCITP exams and the cert is just as valid as any where else?


Just noticed I have put this in the offers/wanted section. My bad!! Maybe admin's could move it?

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  Reply # 549083 23-Nov-2011 21:47
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chevrolux: Thanks guys.

@th3r3turn - So you still sit the proper MCITP exams and the cert is just as valid as any where else?


Just noticed I have put this in the offers/wanted section. My bad!! Maybe admin's could move it?


Yea the exams are just the same ones if you went somewhere to study them. Cause of my background, i have used Windows server AD in the past, i can understand it a bit more.

If you went to a school/tech place, some just teach you out of the book. to sit the exams just visit prometric.com and book your exam to sit. The cost is about 200$ each i think, but im lucky that my work pays for them (YEA DATACOM). Im starting with the MCITP: Server Administrator Certification

• Two Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisite exams
• One Professional Series exam

• Required MCTS exams (two exams)
Exam 70-640 Configuring Windows Server® 2008 Active Directory®
Exam 70-642 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

• Professional Series exam (one exam)
Exam 70-646 Windows Server 2008 Administrator

after that ill do the extra exams to get

MCITP: Enterprise Administrator Certification
• Four Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) prerequisite exams
• One Professional Series exam

• Required MCTS exams (four exams)
Exam 70-640 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory
Exam 70-642 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure
Exam 70-643 Configuring Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure
Exam 70-620 Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client
or
Exam 70-624 Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops

• Professional Series exam (one exam)
Exam 70-647 Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator

but ill do windows 7 and not vista! 

 



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  Reply # 549112 23-Nov-2011 22:30
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Sounds really good! Yea being that I only have hobby experience in terms of servers/routing that site might not be the way to go. We do have a guy at work with mcse so i can always ask him about stuff I cant figure out.

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