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Topic # 65253 1-Aug-2010 00:31
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Hi

I want to get into an Network Admin job. I have A+ so far. Any advise on which are the best qualifications to get and any advise on any of the following places I am considering 

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Excom -Express IT
Quality Education - distance / online
Seraph - online
Auldhouse
ACE
Seek learning

I am considering doing a Microsoft 70-270 and 70-290 course at excom

Thank you

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  Reply # 360905 1-Aug-2010 04:37
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I gues it depends on the trainer mostly.

I've done training with both Auldhouse and Excom, and the trainer from Auldhouse was  quite literally "Reading from the manual" the whole time, whereas the Excom trainer clearly knew his stuff and never had to read a manual once :-)

That being said Auldhouse had better PC's, the Excom ones were rather underspecced for the VM's we needed to be running on them.

Also FWIW it's probably a bit late in the lifespan of 2k3 to be doing an MCSA.. I'd be looking at an MCITP : Server/Enterprise Admin on 08 if I were you.









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  Reply # 360932 1-Aug-2010 09:24
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If by "Network Admin" you mean planning, designing, and setting up, and maintaining data infrastructure the only way to go would be Cisco CCIE.

If by networks you mean server administration then I guess the MS courses but in my experience no one ever uses the knowledge found in the Microsoft courses because they tend to do everything their own way. 

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 361184 1-Aug-2010 20:31
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Ok Lias thanks for the info , what did you learn at those schools and what sort of work are you dong now?
lowededwookie - I think CCIE would be to full on to begin with

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  Reply # 361186 1-Aug-2010 20:38
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Travelguy: Ok Lias thanks for the info , what did you learn at those schools and what sort of work are you dong now?
lowededwookie - I think CCIE would be to full on to begin with


Travel: Both courses were done during the course of my professional career, because work wanted me to go. They were the courses for exams 70-271/272 and 70-680/685 (XP MCDST & Win7 equivalent)





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  Reply # 361189 1-Aug-2010 20:45
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my advice. stay away from seek learning. waste of your $$$. for same price you could get training from a IT school.




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  Reply # 361194 1-Aug-2010 21:14
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Quality Education - can recommend but thats cause I work there :)
Seek - looked into this myself, found they were a LOT cheaper than NZ training.... was offered about 4 certs through Seek for around the price of one in NZ via a different company. How good the training is etc, dont know tho.




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  Reply # 361203 1-Aug-2010 21:41
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Travelguy: Ok Lias thanks for the info , what did you learn at those schools and what sort of work are you dong now?
lowededwookie - I think CCIE would be to full on to begin with


I think by CCIE he means CCENT/CCNA first, that'll get you a basic junior network admin, while you are working there/learning that, go for a CCNP while working :) then after 5 years, CCIE if you want to start getting into the Architecture side of things

 




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  Reply # 361217 1-Aug-2010 22:03
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Do you currently work in IT?



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  Reply # 361227 1-Aug-2010 22:15
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I work for an ISP in an email support role for accounts/ sales and tech support

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