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AndrewNZ
01-08-2010, 12:28 AM
Hi

I want to get into an Network Admin job. I have A+ so far. Any advise on which are the best qualifications to get and any advise on any of the following places I am considering

Computer Power
Excom -Express IT
Quality Education - distance / online
Seraph - online
Auldhouse
ACE
Seek learning

I am considering doing a 70-270 and 70-290 course at excom

Thank you

pctek
01-08-2010, 08:45 AM
Cisco stuff.
But just going out and getting more quals won't help - you need experience.
If you get a position with a large enough company they often train you up anyway - saving you the cost.

PCT Joe
01-08-2010, 01:57 PM
http://ames.ac.nz/courses/course-detail.aspx?certificate_in_network_device_administ ration_and_support_level_6_pc9815

This course will set you back $7000 but I believe this is want you want.

They also offer a diploma consisting of CCNP(Cisco Certified Network Professional), MCITP:Enterprise Server(Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional) and MCTS(Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) along with the CompTIA Security+ Certification. This will cost $16,500-$17,500 and will take 38 weeks. the class schedules are 4 hours per day + 3 hours home study. This course can only be taken in Auckland/Wellington however.

AndrewNZ
01-08-2010, 08:32 PM
Yes I have looked at Ames , not sure how I would go with working from 8:30-5 and studying every night from 6pm tom 10pm though
anyone studied at excom?

SolMiester
02-08-2010, 12:04 PM
http://ames.ac.nz/courses/course-detail.aspx?certificate_in_network_device_administ ration_and_support_level_6_pc9815

This course will set you back $7000 but I believe this is want you want.

They also offer a diploma consisting of CCNP(Cisco Certified Network Professional), MCITP:Enterprise Server(Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional) and MCTS(Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) along with the CompTIA Security+ Certification. This will cost $16,500-$17,500 and will take 38 weeks. the class schedules are 4 hours per day + 3 hours home study. This course can only be taken in Auckland/Wellington however.

Youre paying 7k to learn how to cook the books?

Nomad
02-08-2010, 02:37 PM
Youre paying 7k to learn how to cook the books?

In this case it's 12 weeks. A focussed accelerated learning. You should see what people charge for A+ alone or Network+ - Auldhouse charges like $4-6k alone.

Alternatively you can just book your IT external exams at a Prometric centre and study yourself at home and buy your own books and stuff ..

Usually $7k is a full year of tuition fees as a full time student. They should be issued with a NZQA IT Diploma external certification IT exams may be extra but they provide all your internal and external study books. The Diploma includes not only the external tests but also a range of internal topics, like touch typing, intro to computer, MS Office, perhaps a bit of dreamweaver and linux, as well as things like COMPTIA Project Mgmt ...

PCT Joe
02-08-2010, 03:20 PM
Youre paying 7k to learn how to cook the books?

I don't understand what you mean.

SolMiester
02-08-2010, 04:23 PM
I don't understand what you mean.
When configuring cisco routers, its called 'cooking the books'

PCT Joe
03-08-2010, 10:03 PM
When configuring cisco routers, its called 'cooking the books'

In reference to this?

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527228

cause im still having a hard time understanding how that saying came about?!?

Nomad
03-08-2010, 10:43 PM
In reference to this?

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596527228

cause im still having a hard time understanding how that saying came about?!?

Or maybe he means that with a lot of IT roles like Cisco, you can save a lot of money by studying at home by yourself and then make an appt at a Prometric examination centre and sit the exam. Those IT courses which have a external test, tend to be studied with a huge textbook.

Thou some places do have 12 weeks as above which they provide instructors, and some other places are a full time student for a year which they also provide you other stuff like intro to computers ... but they give you a diploma - useful for those coming out of high school and overall the most affordable package, you pay this amount but you get this much stuff in return.

PCT Joe
03-08-2010, 10:56 PM
Ok, I think I get it now.

And yeah. At AMES they have 12 people per 1 teacher(per class, there's three per day in some locations) and we have access to there equipment and also ciscos.

I think this will be slightly easier for if I come upon hiccups