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    Hello,

    Right i want to start getting some qualifications through Microsoft learning i am getting confused on where i should start?

    I think i need to get more qualifications to progress my career, what does anyone think i should definitely do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrb-solutions View Post
    Hello,

    Right i want to start getting some qualifications through Microsoft learning i am getting confused on where i should start?

    I think i need to get more qualifications to progress my career, what does anyone think i should definitely do?
    I definitely think its a personal choice, as there are several courses and certifications that lead to several different career paths.

    If you want useful advice, you might reply with where you are now, career-wise, and where you're hoping certification will lead you to.

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    A good one to start on is 70-680. Windows 7 configuring/deployment.

    Then follow the route for MCITP with 70-640 and so on.

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    Probably start with MCTS Exam 70-680. Thats the configuring windows 7 exam. It's probably a good place to start and just go from there.

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    MCDST / MCP then work upto your MCSE/MCSA

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    Well i have worked as IT Technician for 4 years now in two different schools and the current IT Manager is close to retirement and i want to be in a position to take over as IT Manager when he leaves but i don't want to be over looked because of no qualifications.

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    I am getting really confused where i am looking on the website also lol. Links would be great.

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    MCITP (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) | Training Courses for IT Professionals

    My advice would be to start with a Windows 7 MCITP and then a Server 2008 one.

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    Edited:

    On Second thoughts, just click on the relevant buttons and then it shows you what exams you need to take:

    http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en...owsserver.aspx

    James.
    Last edited by EduTech; 10th July 2012 at 11:15 AM.

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    Right, so IT then, not a developer. First of all, are the Microsoft quals really what's wanted or needed - I assume you want to progress in that specific job? What are they looking for? Something to think about...

    Ok... have you seen this Microsoft Certifications Path and FAQ | Microsoft Learning

    It shows the base level courses as the Microsoft certified technology specialist (MCTS) - these are building blocks, if you like. Choose a course or two from here to qualify on technologies that are relevant to your job and your current knowledge.

    You could also look at the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) courses, a good direction to work towards. Again, only you know what's relevant to you and your particular circumstances and current background.

    It's hard to know what else to say. I appreciate the site is a little confusing, but only you know what you want to do; I'd hesitate to just tell you "oh yeah, do cert x because its always golden".

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