I'm studying for an MCSE at a well known Microsoft certified teaching center. I'm struggling a bit with this course because I'm a novice with little knowledge of computers, nor have I ever worked in IT. This is my attempt at 44 years-old to change my career direction! Sadly, I think I've bitten off more than I can chew -- or maybe I've been sold on something a bit beyond my grasp.
My question is, given my novice status, and Microsoft's official requirements for the MCSE course (12 months working in the networking dept of a company, administering W2K, etc.), can this course be completed in 6-9 months by someone who barely knows what a mouse is?
This was first published in March 2004