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Old 05-11-2011, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
I can't see the A+ being much use. It's almost common sense stuff for someone in the IT field. If you don't know A+, you sure as hell don't know anything about networking or OS. Maybe Network+ would be a bit more valuable.

I think the Cisco stuff is geared a bit too much towards router and other hardware setup and configuration for my liking. Microsoft certs are a bit more broad and encompass everything in a typical network environment. Which is more what I would need in the career I want.
At the end of the day none of the entry levels certs are much use other then taking up a line on your resume. The MS certs have to do only with Microsoft setups, the Comptia ones are generally more overall focused. Not on some specific software.

My problem with the MS certs is back a few years ago there were schools that would literally just pump out people with them. The people knew next to nothing about what they were actually doing so the certs got a bad rap.

I still suggest going with A+, Network+, Security+ before you work on the MS certs. Unless you specifically need the MS certs for a job.

Currently I am working on my Linux+ and Security+ simply because I "need" them for my job. Part of the requirements for the contract I am on says the Admins must have them. After that I plan on going for my CCNA and RH certs.
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Seeing as I've already taken two college courses focusing on Network+, I will probably get that cert anyway. I will still get MCSA I think, since it's more what I would use in my job, and I already know enough to pretty much pass all 4 exams. CCNA will also be eventual, I've been studying on it for a few months now, but it's so much more in depth, and the second half of the cert is far too in depth for someone as green as me. I would take the first half of the cert now, and once I had some experience in the field, the second half. I don't think it's possible to have too many certifications, so I'll just start getting them, and add new ones where needed. But really, like it's been said, certifications just get your foot in the door. What really matters is experience and hard work in the field.
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Dear god sorting out this brake issue with my RX7 is like a ******* puzzle. The non SE FB's have a shitty 110x4 lug pattern, so no wheel options. I have a set of 114.3x4 wheels to use. Some of the FC RX7's have a 4 lug at 114.3x4, and the spindles between the 84-85 FB and the FC is supposed to be the same. So I can make the hub fit, but then I am stuck with calipers that won't fit. So I need to get a caliper bracket for a TII 4 pot caliper, a 5 lug TII rotor, and an ReSpeed big brake swap kit, which is intended to put TII 5 lug brakes on an FB with the 84-85 spindle. BUT, using 5 lug TII parts on a 4 lug hub requires a spacer between the hub and rotors as well as drilling the 4 lug holes ont othe 5 lug rotor face, which is no big deal, just an extra step. So now by using the ReSpeed swap kit, an FC 4 lug hub, a hub spacer, 5 lug TII rotors and the big 4 pot TII calipers, I SHOULD be able to use my wheels, while upgrading from sliding single piston calipers to big, bad ***, fixed 4 piston calipers.



Still not 100% sure of this. So many steps to go through. Not sure ,but I may be the only person to ever do this *** backwards swap. It's one thing to do a 4 lug to 5 lug swap on an FC, and it's another thing to do a TII brake swap into an FB, but it's a completely other animal to swap TII parts onto an FB, while using 4 lug rotors and doing a 5 lug to 4 lug downgrade conversion. Not so straight forward.
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:27 PM
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I give it a week after you get your raft running for something else to break.
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by NA6C-Guy View Post
Seeing as I've already taken two college courses focusing on Network+, I will probably get that cert anyway. I will still get MCSA I think, since it's more what I would use in my job, and I already know enough to pretty much pass all 4 exams. CCNA will also be eventual, I've been studying on it for a few months now, but it's so much more in depth, and the second half of the cert is far too in depth for someone as green as me. I would take the first half of the cert now, and once I had some experience in the field, the second half. I don't think it's possible to have too many certifications, so I'll just start getting them, and add new ones where needed. But really, like it's been said, certifications just get your foot in the door. What really matters is experience and hard work in the field.
I have hired systems engineers all day long for years. I look for experience, judiciousness (a cowboy in the datacenter or on a server is a bad thing), a willingness to both admit ignorance and attempt to eliminate it, and someone with a decent personality. Someone who will follow process and procedure is also very important. Knowledge is great but I'll hire an somewhat ignorant but cautious engineer over a highly schooled overconfident engineer any day.
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Currently I am working on my Linux+ and Security+ simply because I "need" them for my job. Part of the requirements for the contract I am on says the Admins must have them. After that I plan on going for my CCNA and RH certs.
In general, *nix systems engineers as a group are way more hireable than MS admins. They're better at solving problems, not breaking ****, and rely less on vendors to do their jobs for them. More *nix guys are also real propellerhead weenies. Windows guys are more average joe blow types. For technical work, I trust the propellerheads more. If a Windows guy can follow process though, he's fine.
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:08 PM
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(Bunch of **** that Bond feels nostalgic about from the standpoint of an adult looking back at their childhood, which Joe reads, doesn't recognize any of, and figures that it must have happened while he was in college or later, thus realizing that people young enough to be his kid are waxing nostalgic about their own childhood.)
Thanks for making feel old. Much appreciated.

No, really. Don't trouble yourself, I'll just sit down over here in the corner and wait to die. If you could maybe just slide my prune juice and a copy of Reader's Digest over this way when you get a chance, that'd just be swell.
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Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
I have hired systems engineers all day long for years. I look for experience, judiciousness (a cowboy in the datacenter or on a server is a bad thing), a willingness to both admit ignorance and attempt to eliminate it, and someone with a decent personality. Someone who will follow process and procedure is also very important. Knowledge is great but I'll hire an somewhat ignorant but cautious engineer over a highly schooled overconfident engineer any day.
Good to know, I know I'm ignorant in a lot of ways and am willing to learn and be molded into a position. Also judicious.
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Hey I figure this is an inappropriate place to ask.

I'm thinking about going to McKinsey & Company. Should I?
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Pull up a rocking chair, Joe. We'll watch the squirrels play in the yard awhile and sip some whiskey.

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Pull up a rocking chair, Joe. We'll watch the squirrels play in the yard awhile and sip some whiskey.

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God I hate hood naggers. So I was watching the news and this came on...

http://www.cbsatlanta.com/local-vide...deo_id=4691916


Seriously. This is a great impression of Atlanta. Want to visit the city? Well, there is your "native wild life". Ugh..I want to slug her in the face with a crowbar and drag her behind her SUV. Since she is local, there is a chance I might see that cuntbitch taping herself...don't think I won't get someone to video tape me pounding one in her face and dipping. ******* chickenheads....send them back on a boat to where they belong.
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