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Discussion in 'Off Topic Discussion' started by Capt.Caveman, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Capt.Caveman

    Capt.Caveman Totally unlikeable

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    I know a lot of you are cpu guys. I will be in the job market again in a few months and I was wondering if there are any quick and easy certifications I could get. I have plenty of experience and cabling certs. Also I have network + and avaya ip office. I was gonna do A+ and security+. I figured a+ would be pretty easy. I'm a cabling tech/data center engineer.I work in a data center now and would like to stay in a similar career path. Any ideas?
     
  2. JoeyDVDZ

    JoeyDVDZ That's MR. MOJO, Motherfucker!

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    CCNA is a huge get for a networking guy.

    Also anything with network security would be a big plus.
     
  3. Capt.Caveman

    Capt.Caveman Totally unlikeable

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    ccent seems like an easy one to get
     
  4. Hate & Discontent

    Hate & Discontent Yo, homie. Is that my briefcase?

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    CCNA, Security + (now required for most DoD work), MCP, and A+ would all be good choices. Maybe not easy (or cheap) but would certainly build on what you have now.
     
  5. Off-White-Power

    Off-White-Power High maintenance, low tolerance

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    Back in the day I got mcse+I, mct, and mcsd. Not sure how hard they are now though, sorry.
     
  6. Capt.Caveman

    Capt.Caveman Totally unlikeable

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    a friend of mine in the business told me mcsa is a sought after position. i think i'm gonna lean that way'
     
  7. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Hasn't done shit for me. I think they are all worthless.
     
  8. foyb

    foyb Registered User

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    All I have the the A+, it was enough to get me in the IT department here, and now I am the head of the IT department. Granted, it's just me and a couple of part time analysts.
     
  9. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    I can't get an interview anywhere. Maybe it's just Jersey.
     
  10. Capt.Caveman

    Capt.Caveman Totally unlikeable

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    Try indeed.com, also do you have any experience in the field? maybe take a cabling/help desk job just to get your foot in the door
     
  11. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Registered User

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    ive told you for years, you dont live in jersey. you live in philly. just because you live in south jersey, you are not in jersey. north jersey/nyc is where all the jobs are. you can easily get a job with your certs up here but you refuse to move or commute up here.
     
  12. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    I'll commute to Princeton but after that it's not worth it.
     
  13. blazin

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    Dice.com is a good IT job site.

    And A+ is completely worthless. Dont even waste your time. If a company requires an A+ cert, they are assholes.
     
  14. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    I got myself some CCNA info. I want to see if that is worth learning.
     
  15. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Registered User

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    oh, and caveman, dont go into an interview and say "i haz CPU certs". you sound like Vos. they are not cpu certs.
     
  16. Capt.Caveman

    Capt.Caveman Totally unlikeable

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    I could've said networking. But I chose not to to keep it simple
     
  17. ruckstande

    ruckstande Posts mostly from the shitter.

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    Yes I have experience. I'm trying to get a helpdesk position just to be in the field when I go back to college.
     
  18. Bluestreak

    Bluestreak This space intentionally left blank.

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    MCSA isn't worth shit. Go for CCNA or Juniper certifications.
    Also - don't expect to find some mid-tier job right off the bat, especially in the current market.
    You can get your foot in the door with minimal experience in a helpdesk, then you'll have to keep your eyes open for positions elsewhere.
    Dice is OK, but LinkedIN is a much better resource. Dice has too much filler and fluff from 3rd party headhunters to be of much use right now.
     
  19. Capt.Caveman

    Capt.Caveman Totally unlikeable

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    Just got on linked in.....not sure how to set it up. do you put all the stuff in your resume? some do some don't..any thought?
     

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