Network Manager Training and Courses
Hi there I am looking for a little personal guidance on where to go next with my career. Hopefully it will not sound like a CV but will give you guys an idea of where I am at and maybe where I need to aim next?
I have been working in school ICT support for almost 10 years (only primary).
I currently work for a large school in London and get paid moderately well.
My current network has around 200 systems (I am lucky it is such a small number), we use RM CC4, Vanilla Server 2008 with Windows 7 and OSX. We have managed switches configured by me and managed wireless.
I am the technical manager which means I am responsible for the ICT budget and consumables budget, technical aspects as well as staff training. Over the past few years, we have been improving on our ICT and I have been responsible for some very large purchases including tender bids.
I am looking to start some sort of training as I have not undertaken any formal qualifications since finishing university.
Here is what I already have:
1st Class Honours in Computer Science
Cisco CCNA (but it expired last year)
RM CC4 Technical Training Certificate
Thinking forward, I would like to either work at a larger school in the same capacity such as a secondary (although by the sounds of it, they pay exactly the same, for more work), or alternatively, either work for a borough as a schools ICT manager or if all else fails, work in the private sector again.
I thought that a Microsoft qualification of some sort would be useful, but not too sure what to go for.
Or a qualification from this organisation
Any advice, experiences or suggestions you could give would be greatly appreciated! :)