Certs and careers

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by BARRY ANDERSON, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Hi again just after a bit of support. I wanted to get into IT so I took and
    passed my A+ then my MCDST. I am now studying for my MCSA working towards my
    MCSE. I have no experience other than that I have gained during my studies
    and helping friends ect. I cant seem to get myself a foot in the door as all
    the positions I apply for seem to want some experience. Now there is Vista
    Certs to contend with, am I on the right track and any tips on finding my
    way into the industry would be welcomed.

    Thanyou in advance.
     
    BARRY ANDERSON, Jan 23, 2007
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  2. Hey Barry. I have a couple of questions for you:

    1.) What positions are you currently applying for?
    2.) What is your ideal position in the IT field? Meaning what would you
    want to be doing if given the opportunity?
    3.) Do you have any experience in the IT field professionally?

    Answer those for me and I can better advise you.

    --
    Michael D. Alligood
    MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    CIW Certified Instructor

    http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/theclassroom



    "BARRY ANDERSON" <> wrote in message
    news::

    > Hi again just after a bit of support. I wanted to get into IT so I took and
    > passed my A+ then my MCDST. I am now studying for my MCSA working towards my
    > MCSE. I have no experience other than that I have gained during my studies
    > and helping friends ect. I cant seem to get myself a foot in the door as all
    > the positions I apply for seem to want some experience. Now there is Vista
    > Certs to contend with, am I on the right track and any tips on finding my
    > way into the industry would be welcomed.
    >
    > Thanyou in advance.
     
    Michael D. Alligood, Jan 23, 2007
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  3. BARRY ANDERSON

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hey Barry,

    Firstly welcome to the fold. Unfortunately it is not an easy career to get
    started in because you cannot get a job until you have both education
    (certs) and experience. Nobody will let you get experience until you have
    credentials, and nobody will pay someone with credentials until they have
    experience.

    My advice to you is try to find a company that will let you do a sort of
    stage or internship with them. That will show them your worth while you
    gain experience. If they do not hire you at the end of the internship then
    ask them for a letter of recommendation... you may not have a job but you
    will have experience.

    Good luck!

    M

    --
    Montreal MCT
    MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCTS, MCP
    President Emeritus, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at:
    http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "BARRY ANDERSON" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi again just after a bit of support. I wanted to get into IT so I took
    > and passed my A+ then my MCDST. I am now studying for my MCSA working
    > towards my MCSE. I have no experience other than that I have gained during
    > my studies and helping friends ect. I cant seem to get myself a foot in
    > the door as all the positions I apply for seem to want some experience.
    > Now there is Vista Certs to contend with, am I on the right track and any
    > tips on finding my way into the industry would be welcomed.
    >
    > Thanyou in advance.
    >
     
    Montreal MCT, Jan 24, 2007
    #3
  4. I am currently applying for anything basically, mostly 1st line support
    positions. As for my ideal position in the IT field. I cant answer that as I
    have not tried anything yet. I am working as a Bus Driver at the moment and
    it is mind numbing. Thats why I decided to get into IT so I could use my
    brain for a change. As for proffesional experience in the IT field I have 0%
    I wish this was not the case but I am trying to change it.

    Thanks Guys.
    "Michael D. Alligood" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hey Barry. I have a couple of questions for you:
    >
    > 1.) What positions are you currently applying for?
    > 2.) What is your ideal position in the IT field? Meaning what would you
    > want to be doing if given the opportunity?
    > 3.) Do you have any experience in the IT field professionally?
    >
    > Answer those for me and I can better advise you.
    >
    > --
    > Michael D. Alligood
    > MCSA, MCDST, MCP, A+,
    > Network+, i-Net+, CIW Assoc.,
    > CIW Certified Instructor
    >
    > http://www.yetanotherblog.typepad.com/theclassroom
    >
    >
    >
    > "BARRY ANDERSON" <> wrote in message
    > news::
    >
    >> Hi again just after a bit of support. I wanted to get into IT so I took
    >> and
    >> passed my A+ then my MCDST. I am now studying for my MCSA working towards
    >> my
    >> MCSE. I have no experience other than that I have gained during my
    >> studies
    >> and helping friends ect. I cant seem to get myself a foot in the door as
    >> all
    >> the positions I apply for seem to want some experience. Now there is
    >> Vista
    >> Certs to contend with, am I on the right track and any tips on finding my
    >> way into the industry would be welcomed.
    >>
    >> Thanyou in advance.

    >
     
    BARRY ANDERSON, Jan 24, 2007
    #4
  5. I applied to where I'm working 3 years ago as a bank teller, just to get out
    of a factory I was working in. The bank turned me down but 3 months later
    they called me out of the blue for an interview and made my position. They
    were expanding and growing and needed help. Look at working for an expanding
    bank maybe?

    "Montreal MCT" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hey Barry,
    >
    > Firstly welcome to the fold. Unfortunately it is not an easy career to
    > get started in because you cannot get a job until you have both education
    > (certs) and experience. Nobody will let you get experience until you have
    > credentials, and nobody will pay someone with credentials until they have
    > experience.
    >
    > My advice to you is try to find a company that will let you do a sort of
    > stage or internship with them. That will show them your worth while you
    > gain experience. If they do not hire you at the end of the internship
    > then ask them for a letter of recommendation... you may not have a job but
    > you will have experience.
    >
    > Good luck!
    >
    > M
    >
    > --
    > Montreal MCT
    > MCT, MCSA, MCDST, MCTS, MCP
    > President Emeritus, Montreal IT Professionals Community (www.mitpro.ca)
    > Microsoft MVP: Windows Server - Customer Experience
    > Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at:
    > http://dnn.mitpro.ca/mitpro/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >
    >
    > "BARRY ANDERSON" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Hi again just after a bit of support. I wanted to get into IT so I took
    >> and passed my A+ then my MCDST. I am now studying for my MCSA working
    >> towards my MCSE. I have no experience other than that I have gained
    >> during my studies and helping friends ect. I cant seem to get myself a
    >> foot in the door as all the positions I apply for seem to want some
    >> experience. Now there is Vista Certs to contend with, am I on the right
    >> track and any tips on finding my way into the industry would be welcomed.
    >>
    >> Thanyou in advance.
    >>

    >
     
    Keith Chilton, Jan 24, 2007
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