I have a diploma in computer and telecom engineering from CMS Institute, after SSC, and have been working for the...
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last five years, four of which have been working on Novell NetWare. For the past year, I have been working as a network admin on Win2k server and Windows 98 nodes. I want to go for some certifications, but I am unable to afford the fees for courses. Can you please offer me some feedback on what I should do and how? The traditional approach to certification for those who don't feel up to instructor-led training is self-study. For Microsoft topics, a budget of $275 per exam (or $1,100 for MCSA and an additional $825 for the MCSE afterwards, assuming you don't need to retake any exams) is typical.
- $125 for an MCP exam
- $50 for a study guide (book) on the exam topic
- $30 for an Exam Cram 2 (or similar exam-focused book, flash cards or other exam-focused prep tools) on the exam topic
- $70 for a set of practice exams on the topic
Good luck with your upcoming certs!
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