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Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Tab8715 posted:

What books did you guys use to become certified? I like labs as much as the next guy.

I read through one book (can't even remember the title now) but I found using training video CDs/DVDs to be much more effective. If there's a certification you want chances are that there's a video series that's been released for it.

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Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Tab8715 posted:

Does that sound right?

I haven't taken any of those but the general idea I've followed was to start with a couple of the most basic/broad certifications and after passing a few of those then go onto a couple that were specialized toward whatever you're doing on a daily basis.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



Opus125 posted:

So would it be worth it to get any Windows 7 Certs if the exams are going to be retired in a year?

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/e...tification.aspx

If you're working with that OS a lot in a job setting it wouldn't hurt. Otherwise, try to go with the latest certifications out there for the latest OS. I did a few XP certifications when Vista was out because that's what the vast majority of businesses were clinging to at the time.

Zogo
Jul 29, 2003



SPICE MUST FLOW posted:

Is there a general consensus on the quality of CBT Nuggets video training?

I've used them on a few XP certifications and found them helpful. I'd watch the video and then to reinforce what they presented (if it was something I hadn't done before) I'd repeat whatever they showed in the OS itself.

I don't remember any humor disseminated in them (maybe it was so bad I didn't realize they were trying to joke).

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