I progressed as my age/education level allowed me to lol
GCSE ICT > AS level ICT > A level ICT > BSc Information Systems + 2 years teaching experience/training.
Self-taught more than I learned on most of those courses too.
Now been emplyed 3 years and haven't had any training that wasn't free (or very cheap!).
I want to do some MS Cert's but work wont pay for it and on the wage I get from this place there's
no way I can afford to do it myself :(
certificate in IT + Diploma in Computing + diploma in Hardware and networking + BTEC HND in Information Technology + BSC ( Hons) Business Info. Technology + reading for MCITP EA.
Self taught A+ (got the text book, read it, took the exams), GCSE IT...which obviously counts for a lot :D. Been working as an IT Technician in a primary school since the end of November (although employed as a teaching assistant). Degree was in Biology.
Academic: GCSEs (no IT though) > BTEC ND in Computing > BSc (Hons) Computer Science > MSc Computer Science
Professional: MCSA + Messaging, MCTS Server 2008 AD Config, MCTS Server 2008 Network Infrastructure Configuration, MCTS Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration, MCTS Windows 7, MCTS Vista. Will prob sit exam next week to take me up to MCTS Enterprise Admin.
On a similar note if anyone needs any second shot vouchers (free retake if fail) then just PM me.
Question for the floor.....
What Network+ books would you recommend?
My college is willing to buy them, and pay for the exams too.....sweet!
I've heard the Sybex book is good and based on amazon review too ...
Originally Posted by aerospacemango
I have a B.S. in Information Systems. I receive the basics in most areas of IT, so that I can be prepared for any career I would I pursue in IT.
I never thought I would go into help desk but here I am. It's funny how you can think, you might not be interested in field until you actually do it. I'm actually pretty interested in it right now.:D
Where is the option for all of the above??
BSc (Hons) Computing Technology
HND Computing Technology
MCSE 2003 (Funded by employer)
MCSA 2003 (Funded by employer)
MCTS: Exchange 2007, ISA 2006, Vista Config (Partly funded by employer)
CompTIA Network+ (Funded by employer)
CISCO CCENT (Partly funded by employer)
CISCO CCNA (Partly funded by employer)
Currently studying MCTS: SQL Server 2008 :-)
I should add that I started CCNA already! :)
I've got an IT/Computer Related degree... I graduated 25 years ago and started on punch cards. The first (DOS) PCs came into Lancaster University in my final year; before that it was George 3, VAX and PDP/11.
So my degree is almost entirely irrelevant now! In terms of the job I do now, I'm self-taught with the odd course thrown in
* reaches for zimmer frame *
Ok, now i'm jealous!
Originally Posted by Enigma
Not certified, but certifiable...