[plug] [OT] IT Certifications
bret at busby.net
Thu Apr 30 11:54:54 WST 2009
On Thu, 30 Apr 2009, Tim wrote:
> Ok, so this is slightly On Topic, but probably more Off Topic. Being a
> newly married geek, 5 years out of school, and having worked many
> different jobs in my working life, I'm ready to get some
> qualifications to assist in getting a job. Can anyone suggest which
> certificates would be most useful in the IT world (Cisco, Linux,
> Microsoft C..P etc etc), and the best way to get them in Perth. Tafe?
> Night School? Online courses. For those that don't know me, I'm a very
> bright guy, and have lots of programming and network knowledge and
> experience, just no formal qualifications in it. I'm more geared to
> Networking and Web applications but have good knowledge of the
> backends too. My current project I am working on is a Hotspot complete
> package, utilisting a custom Ubuntu install, captive portal and custom
> written administration software. (totally automated system, put CD in,
> it installs automatically, login to admin console, start adding users,
> start selling internet access!). I have managed small Domains (Samba)
> using a Linux server, and mostly windows clients, with the occasional
> Linux client. If you want to know more about my skills and projects,
> contact me offlist for my resume. Otherwise, hopefully someone on list
> can guide me to starting to get my qualifications so companys are more
> likely to hire me.
> Oh, and I would rather not go to uni, due to the fact it's really not
> my style and I don't enjoy it, but would consider it if required.
But what exactly do you want to do?
Man a Help Desk call centre? Develop in .NET? Be a Linux sysadmin? Be a
You have to ask the appropriate question, before an answer can have any
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
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Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992
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