Guys fantastic videos, they are so informative & entertaining, honestly, all you need to do to go head to head with James Cameron's "AVATAR" is go 3D...lol.
Keep up the good workCheers Chris
PS. Please tell Shabih that you love him (at least once), feel sorry for the poor guy.
Hi, came across your podcasts on itunes after trying to find some real technical IT podcasts. Just like to say you guys rock and im really enjoying watching these videos. I'ts been about 9 years since i left college with my Advanced GNVQ IT and im currently studying towards my N+ and MCSE amongst the ITIL foundation and apple cert, so these videos really help to fill the void.
No podcasts for 2010? yet?
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Feel free to visist my blog i started a few months ago called " The Digital IT Blog" (Link Below)
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As a administrator of several sites heres my 2 cents.
“-Should we still be going for MCSE 2003 “
If you have A+ and the N+ as stated the logical route would be to go for the MCDST before a MCSA, then the MCSE.
To answer your question Yes! Server 2003 will be supported by Microsoft for a good few years yet, MCSE 2000 was only expired in march 2009, many companies still use server 2003 and will continue to do so. Also the MCSA/E cert stays with you unlike the MCITP/MCTS that have to be renewed.
“move directly to MCTS Server 2008?”
Once you have the MCSE you can fast track to newer certs.
“-Are CISCO exams a must have for IT Professionals? CCNA etc, what would you recommend for that path?”
Depends if your directly evolved with networking and CISCO products then yes, if not then no.
“-Any other recommended exams to boost your employability- Security, UNIX/LIUX, SQL, DB Admin ?”
Certification is to prove that you already know your stuff (ie 18 months experience beforehand).
Certification isn’t for learning but rather brushing up on your skills.
For example a MCSE without proper experience on paper is worthless!!!!
“-How would you go about Building a IT Professional CV ? any recommended web sites”
Pass, ask the HR people for advice their ones that look at them, or not.
“-how to find IT job's?”
Look on job sites 1st level support, helpdesk, trainee, entry level etc and apply. If stuck get a good customer service job on your CV then apply for helpdesk jobs. If your not in IT then a MCSA/E isn’t for you yet!
“-what are typical salaries for types of IT roles?”
Depends, entry level can be from minimal wage, 14-18k, 23-25k (w/ v good degree), its fair to say that there is a lot of completion these days.
Hi Guy's,I've been watching ITidiots over a year now and it's really helped me through many Microsoft exams and A+ / N+.your shows are always appreciated, informative, funny and totally free.
I'd like to request a show on IT Certification paths for current IT positions in tech companies, to include:
-Should we still be going for MCSE 2003 or move directly to MCTS Server 2008?-Are CISCO exams a must have for IT Professionals? CCNA etc, what would you recommend for that path?-Any other recommended exams to boost your employability- Security, UNIX/LIUX, SQL, DB Admin ?-How would you go about Building a IT Professional CV ? any recommended web sites-how to find IT job's?-what are typical salaries for types of IT roles?
For people wanting to break into the IT industry this would be a fantastic.
Keep up the good work guy's
@Matt D Trying using itunes, go to the itunes store -> podcasts search itidiots and subscribe/download from there. You have audio podcast for unwatchable and video podcasts for mac show & itidiots which are available in several formats
Little frustrated as I have just found the site, and looking to download a few that dont actually download Any thoughts?
Hey Nicky ur episodes are gr8 but i will really appricieate if u can make some more videos on 2007 exchange like backup and updating forwarding mails maintaning mailbox size and ip configuration for ad and exchange . and making windows 7 client to 2008 server. thank u keep up the good work
Great last episode, Nicky, although I did miss Nick's usual humor!
You guys do a great job here at IT Idiots. I do miss Nick however, after watching 65 episode or so. Anyway keep up the good work and kudos guys
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