FAQ: Career and Certification

FAQ EXPERT: Ed Tittel is a principal at LANWrights, Inc., a network-oriented writing, training, and consulting firm based in Austin, Texas. He is the creator of the Exam Cram series and has worked on over 50 certification-related books on Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, information security and Sun-related topics. From 1996 until 2001, Ed taught in the Certified Webmaster Program at Austin Community College. He is a member of the NetWorld+ Interop faculty, where he specializes in Windows-related courses on security and performance topics. Ed is also a contributing editor to Certification magazine, a columnist for CramSession.com, a writer for numerous TechTarget Web sites and Series Editor for Que Certification's Exam Cram and Training Guide books. If you have a Career and Certification question, check below first to see if Ed may already have answered it.

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Frequently Asked Questions: CAREER AND CERTIFICATION

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  1. How can I best prepare for MCSE 2003?
  2. Which certs will help me most in the networking field?
  3. MCP, MCS, SAP or Oracle: Which cert is right for me?
  4. Starting out toward MCSA: Which exams should I focus on?
  5. Entering the IT security field: Where do I start?
  6. How do I find a good training provider?
  7. How can I decide what kinds of training makes the most sense for my IT staffers?
  8. Can an MCSE help me get a job in the U.S.?
  9. How does scoring work on a Microsoft Windows server exam?
  10. When do Win2000 MCSA exams expire?
  11. What is the best way to go about asking for a raise in a competitive market?
  12. How can I improve my chances of landing a job after college?

This was first published in January 2006

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