Have to get certified to keep my job - questions
Posted on 2011-10-06
I've stubbornly (or stupidly) dodged the IT certification "bullit" for years - having managed to stay gainfully employed over the past 20 years as well but those chickens have come home to roost as I now find myself in a position of being forced to get certified by my current employer in something related to my job (a Windows Systems Administrator). I realize the importance and the personal benefits so no admonishments please. I'm reaching out to the community because at my age (53) burning mid-night oil isn't as easy as it used to be. So I'd like to ask for advice pertaining to the best, reference materials (for near dummies) - and study/preparation methods if you have them for the Network+ and MCITP. By the way, I'm being asked to start on this at the same time I'm implementing a Dell KACE implementation, facing a coporate move in about six months, implementing a 1st time VOIP phone system and migrating our entire server infrastructure over to VM's. Not ashamed to admit I am no Einstein - just a very good generalist who knows enough about a lot to manage. I'll award points in as fair a manner as I can. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.