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    Course to Further/Benefit me

    Need some help and advise

    I senior ICT Technician but i dont have any paperwork behine me

    I have got experience by just getting to grips with machines and server

    Networking/servers/building machines/printers etc i am ok but want to further me/myself

    I know courses like mcse certification are good, is it worth it to give me paperwork?

    any other advice please

    tar

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    First of all, it really does depend on your experience.

    From a technical point of view, yes the MCSE is a great cert to have - do you/have you designed AD forests and domains? Or do you support and maintain the environment? If it's the first, then the MCSE will suit you, if it's the latter then the MCSA would suit you better. If you work with 2000/2003 then the MCSA/MCSE range of certs is a good route. If you work with 2008/2008 r2 then the MCITP: Server Admin (if you support/maintain) or the MCITP: Enterprise Admin (if you design) is a better route.

    You may find it useful for some best practice certifications, not only for your current job, but any future job - something along the lines of FITS (which is based on ITIL but for the education market) or ITIL or even MOF.

    You're a Senior Tech, do you supervise staff, etc? If yes, see about doing some sort of supervisory or management cert like the NVQ 2 in Team Leading or the NVQ 3 in Management.

    If you work on projects, take a look at Comptia Project+ or Prince2.

    That should get you started, hope it helps

    -ken

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    Sound advice right there!

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    this is good advice

    MCITP i going to look into

    nwq not sure as i prefer to do my IT skills, but i know i would need to do something to help my management

    off to do some reasearch

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    Another question

    where is the wolverhampton/birmingham area put on these course?

    just done some googling and found some brief info, but wandered if any one could recommend somewhere to do the MCITP

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    CCNA

    I'd go for a CCNA, to my mind it holds a lot more industry Kudos than an MCSE. And the open university run a course a well.

    T216 - Cisco networking (CCNA) - Open University Course

    And it will really teach you a lot about networking as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fil_b View Post
    ...where is the wolverhampton/birmingham area put on these course?...
    I don't know, you could contact your local colleges/Uni's as some have become Microsoft Academies and offer training, sometimes cheaper than dedicated training organisations. However if you want to ease into the Microsoft certification, you could self-study the MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7 (for Windows 7) or the MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician (for Windows Vista). Then make a decision if you want to go down the route of class-based or self-study based learning for the higher MCTS/MCITP's certifications.

    You could also check out Certforums, a forum dedicated to Certifications for more info (I'm there under the same username, as well as a few others here).

    One thing about the CCNA, is that it is also geared up towards Cisco equipment and that it has to be renewed every 3 years, otherwise you lose your CCNA status.

    -Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by fil_b View Post
    Need some help and advise

    I senior ICT Technician but i dont have any paperwork behine me

    I have got experience by just getting to grips with machines and server

    Networking/servers/building machines/printers etc i am ok but want to further me/myself

    I know courses like mcse certification are good, is it worth it to give me paperwork?

    any other advice please

    tar

    Feebs
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    A course on spelling and grammar would be good for you. GCSE English perhaps?

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