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How long does the cert. last? I'm looking into doing this, maybe a little late to be asking since I already bought the first four course books for 2K. How hard was it to find a job after you became certified?

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I'm not an MCSE but been an MS network admin for over 6 years. If you have no experience to go with the piece of paper it might be tough depends on the place.

Most places now list MCSE, Bachelors Degree and 5+ years exp for the better jobs.

Lots of unemployed ppl out there. I'm working on my CISSP so I can get out of the MS arena and into security stuff full time.
 

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Stang2be said:
I'm not an MCSE but been an MS network admin for over 6 years. If you have no experience to go with the piece of paper it might be tough depends on the place.

Most places now list MCSE, Bachelors Degree and 5+ years exp for the better jobs.

Lots of unemployed ppl out there. I'm working on my CISSP so I can get out of the MS arena and into security stuff full time.
Well, I have an AS in EET and I work in a MS network enviroment on a day to day basis. I have for nearly the last three years. My knowledge of MS stuff is scattered to say the least. I can work with it, but I wanted to get some documentation to back up what I already know. My current title is for someone who trouble shoots PC boards at the componet level, which I don't do. :(
 

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all my job leads over the past few years have come from friends, former coworkers, etc. Most HR ppl I've talked to prefer to find employees that way over head hunters. I personally have never had much luck with them and I've been laid off 3 times and never been out of work over 3 weeks. Once was just a day, another was only a week.

Guess it all depends on the stuff you are after and what you want to do. Smaller shops don't usually require MCSE and some just list it cause its the only thing they know. I've worked with a few and even my brother at Dell is one but he lacks the real world experience I have. MCSE test are just knowing microsofts answers and usually not the best or what really works.

Good luck with the MCSE stuff. Feel free to hit me up with any other questions. I'm probably not the best example but heck I've been doing this stuff since I was 21-22 and made pretty much made 45-60k at any of my jobs I've had with no certs at all other than a few vendor certs.
 
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