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Darth Wagtaros

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2013, 07:09:58 am »
I passed the SSCP.  Waiting for ISC2's process to give me the damn cert.  Gearing up for VCP and MCSA.  All on my own dime.
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Re: Certifications
« Reply #46 on: July 17, 2013, 07:46:45 am »
In the meantime, my "professional development" consists of Google and YouTube. :mellow:
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Re: Certifications
« Reply #47 on: July 17, 2013, 11:55:05 am »
I haven't bothered to get any new ones in a while. They're mostly a racket, and I have plenty as it is. Lots of people keep collecting them like pokemon. I think the last one I took was CNA web design, which is a joke because I don't and will never do web development. I've noticed that ethical hacker thing seems to be all the rage these days. It must be super easy to get or something.

Yeah, they're a racket, but they're also the boxes that need to be checked off in order to get your application past the automated online screening processes.  So they're a racket you've got to play if you want somebody to even see your resume.

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2013, 06:36:48 am »
I've never taken microsoft exams. How were they?
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Re: Certifications
« Reply #49 on: July 19, 2013, 08:15:20 pm »
I've never taken microsoft exams. How were they?
Easy. I have thrice taken courses/labs on Windows Server 2003 and then Windows Server 2008, but if you want to just pass the exams, you can use a practice exam / brain dump: http://www.examcollection.com/

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2013, 10:44:15 am »
In the meantime, my "professional development" consists of Google and YouTube. :mellow:
My professional development consists of doing actual projects and solving real issues.

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2013, 11:01:01 am »
In the meantime, my "professional development" consists of Google and YouTube. :mellow:
My professional development consists of doing actual projects and solving real issues.
You should give a seminar.
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Re: Certifications
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2013, 11:10:35 am »
In the meantime, my "professional development" consists of Google and YouTube. :mellow:
My professional development consists of doing actual projects and solving real issues.
Show us parts of your resume. :)

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #53 on: July 21, 2013, 03:41:33 am »
In the meantime, my "professional development" consists of Google and YouTube. :mellow:
My professional development consists of doing actual projects and solving real issues.
Show us parts of your resume. :)

Certifications:
ITIL V3 Foundation

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My employer paid for that and it was a two day course where you could meet some new people, so it wasn't bad. I aced the test, but some of the people in our course were really stressed by it and one even failed. :huh:

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2013, 04:52:37 pm »
I did have problems with the ITL, because it was incredibly boring.

But Zanza, if you aren't employed in the field, or if you are but in kind of a rut, professional development like certs and studying independently can make a difference.  Shame has a shot now. If he joins the DoD .
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Re: Certifications
« Reply #55 on: July 30, 2013, 01:31:52 pm »
Passed today Microsoft exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

Now I just need to pass 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

When I get that last one, I become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Desktop Infrastructure

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-desktop-infrastructure-certification.aspx

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #56 on: July 30, 2013, 02:09:48 pm »
Passed today Microsoft exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

Now I just need to pass 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

When I get that last one, I become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Desktop Infrastructure

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-desktop-infrastructure-certification.aspx
Are the MS ones hard? Never taken them before.
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Re: Certifications
« Reply #57 on: July 30, 2013, 02:15:56 pm »
Passed today Microsoft exam 70-415: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure

Now I just need to pass 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

When I get that last one, I become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Desktop Infrastructure

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-desktop-infrastructure-certification.aspx
Are the MS ones hard? Never taken them before.

No. Just take the practice exams you can get free online.

With enough familiarity of Windows, a lot of the questions are common sense.

For example, what are the minimum images you need to to deploy Win8 to virtual client computers? ---> boot image and install image

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2013, 07:53:48 pm »
Now I just need to pass 70-416: Implementing Desktop Application Environments

When I get that last one, I become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Desktop Infrastructure

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en-us/mcse-desktop-infrastructure-certification.aspx

Done. I am now a MCSE. :)

Starting Monday, I begin a 2-week boot camp and then sit for the NetApp Certified Data Management Administrator (NCDA) exam.

http://www.netapp.com/us/services-support/university/certifications/ncda.aspx

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Re: Certifications
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2013, 08:44:51 pm »
You're lucky.  I have to supply my own training and exam costs. :( :( :( : (
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