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An Analysis Of MCSE Network Support Interactive Training Courses

By Jason Kendall

As you’ve arrived here then it’s likely that you’re about to make a move into the great world of IT and you’ve heard good things about MCSE’s, or you’re already in a networking related industry and you’re aware that you need the MCSE accreditation.

Be sure you check that your provider is educating you on the most up-to-date Microsoft version. A number of trainees get frustrated when they realise they’ve been learning from an outdated MCSE program which now needs updating.

Providers must be dedicated to establishing the best direction for their clients. Educational direction is as much concerned with helping people to work out where to go, as it is helping to help them get there.

How long has it been since you considered your job security? For most of us, this isn’t an issue until we experience a knock-back. But really, The cold truth is that our job security is a thing of the past, for most of us.

Where there are increasing skills shortages and escalating demand of course, we generally hit upon a fresh type of market-security; driven by the conditions of constant growth, employers find it hard to locate the staff required.

Investigating the computing industry, the 2006 e-Skills survey demonstrated an over 26 percent shortage in trained professionals. This shows that for each four job positions that are available in the computer industry, we’ve only got three properly trained pro’s to fill that need.

This one truth in itself highlights why the country urgently requires so many more new trainees to become part of the Information Technology market.

Actually, acquiring professional IT skills during the years to come is likely the safest career choice you could ever make.

Make sure you don’t get caught-up, as many people do, on the training process. Training for training’s sake is generally pointless; this is about gaining commercial employment. Focus on the end-goal.

It’s common, in many cases, to obtain tremendous satisfaction from a year of studying and then spend 20 miserable years in a career that does nothing for you, as a consequence of not performing some decent due-diligence when you should’ve – at the outset.

Be honest with yourself about the income level you aspire to and how ambitious you are. Often, this changes which accreditations will be required and what’ll be expected of you in your new role.

It’s good advice for all students to speak with a professional advisor before deciding on their learning program. This gives some measure of assurance that it has the required elements for the career that is sought.

A subtle way that colleges make a big mark-up is by adding exam fees upfront to the cost of a course and then including an ‘Exam Guarantee’. It looks like a good deal, until you think it through:

It’s become essential these days that we’re a little bit more aware of sales ploys – and the majority of us ought to know that for sure it is something we’re paying for – they’re not just being charitable and doling out freebies!

If it’s important to you to pass first time, you must fund each exam as you take it, prioritise it appropriately and apply yourself as required.

Doesn’t it make more sense to not pay up-front, but when you take the exam, not to pay any mark-up to the training course provider, and to do it in a local testing office – instead of the remote centre that’s convenient only to the trainer?

Huge profits are netted by a number of companies that get money for exam fees in advance. Many students don’t take them for one reason or another and so they pocket the rest. Astoundingly enough, there are providers that actually bank on it – as that’s very profitable for them.

It’s worth noting that exam re-takes with organisations who offer an ‘Exam Guarantee’ inevitably are heavily regulated. You’ll be required to sit pre-tests till you’ve proven conclusively that you can pass.

On average, exams cost 112 pounds or thereabouts twelve months or so ago when taken at Prometric or VUE centres around the United Kingdom. So don’t be talked into shelling out hundreds or thousands of pounds more to get ‘an Exam Guarantee’, when it’s obvious that what’s really needed is consistent and systematic learning, coupled with quality exam simulation software.

A lot of people presume that the tech college or university path is still the most effective. Why then are commercially accredited qualifications slowly and steadily replacing it?

Corporate based study (in industry terminology) is far more effective and specialised. The IT sector has become aware that specialisation is what’s needed to meet the requirements of a technologically complex world. Adobe, Microsoft, CISCO and CompTIA dominate in this arena.

They do this by concentrating on the actual skills required (along with a relevant amount of background knowledge,) instead of covering masses of the background detail and ‘fluff’ that degree courses often do – to fill a three or four year course.

In simple terms: Recognised IT certifications let employers know exactly what you’re capable of – everything they need to know is in the title: for example, I am a ‘Microsoft Certified Professional’ in ‘Planning and Maintaining a Windows 2003 Infrastructure’. Therefore employers can look at the particular needs they have and what certifications will be suitable to deal with those needs.

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