Haha! Just spent the past year in FAS (from Sept 05 - Nov 06) doing CIW
Foundations v.5, and 2 MCPs - XP and Server 2003. Teachers were useless -
had never used XP or Server 2003, we got to install nothing and our only
practical in a whole year was to make a crossover cable! Am learning more
now I have actually installed Server 2003 & Exchange myself. I would like
to do some Linux Certs but it seems everyone wants the dreaded Microsoft
exams (which are easier than I had expected!). Doing my next one hopefully
in Cork next month (Exchange).
Have had 1 interview in Shannon so far but no word back! The girl said
there were no problems with my qualifications (the fact that I had Microsoft
exams done) but putting it into practice in a real environment is another
story altogether. Have installed Linux as a server lots of times (print
server mostly & gateway) - Mandrake & Ubuntu but recently had to give it up
and install XP on it (they needed another PC for a training course).
That's enough about me tho.
>From: Pádraig Brady <P at draigBrady.com>
>To: David Enright <davidenright at hotmail.com>
>CC: midlands at linux.ie>Subject: Re: [Midlands] Meeting Venue
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 16:37:46 +0000
>>David Enright wrote:
> > Hiya Mark,
> > Just to say that I can make it whenever - just have to check out the
> > buses to Longford (and not miss the last bus to Athlone like last time
> > ;-) Am feeling like crap now - flu and also Exchange Server 2003 is
> > doing my head in. Had to install it 3 times before the piece of crap
> > took! Going for my 3rd MCP and then want to get a 4th and get the
> > MCSA.
>>Are you sure you have the right list :)
>> > Any ideas about what other certifications I should be looking at
> > getting? No luck on the job front yet.
>>In my experience, releasing software (new, bug fixes, documentation),
>so that employers who will google you can see you can do stuff
>(and are interested in doing stuff), is the best approach.
>Personally I have no certifications in any company specific
>soon to be obsolete technologies (and that includes linux certs).
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