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Posted on 2011-09-12
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Hello experts

For 15 years or so, I managed to survive in IT without any kind of certifications.  But, I've always had desktop support or Junior LAN Admin positions.  Never been considered for anything more, which I suspect has to do with my lack of formal training / education.

So, now it looks like I need to get some certifications to further myself in this field.  Trouble is, there are a LOT of them and I have no idea where to start.  Currently, I hold a desktop deployment position, but would love to get back into being a LAN Admin for MS Server 2008 or Exchange 2010.  What is a good starting point?  And if possible, could I get some suggestions as for a certification "path" to take?

Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks much.
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why don't you try to do some Microsoft certification in the same area in which your interested. please take a look here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/en/us/certification/cert-exchange-server.aspx
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Microsoft and CompTIA seem to be the most common certifications found for what you are looking for. Other certifications commonly used have to do with specific database technology
(Oracle) or networking systems (Cisco), which may or may not apply to you.

CompTIA:
http://certification.comptia.org/getCertified/certifications.aspx

Oracle:
http://www.oracle.com/us/education/selectcountry-new-079003.html

Cisco:
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/learning_career_certifications_and_learning_paths_home.html
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You could start with MCITP : System Admin , and then MCITP: Exchange 2010
There is a lot of learning material available in internet, for example - TrainSignal, CBT Nuggets,
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