Careers after MCSE certification

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Hi all, i m mcse certified and having good knowledge but not getting any job because every company require too much like third party products whereas no any institute teaches those. so, please help you out coz i m really in dilemma what should i do or to change my line to programming. thankx in advance

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My advice would be to try and pick up some knowledge of other technologies such as Citrix or VMware. The other alternative is to dive into SQL Server or Exchange

The only way out of this is to widen your knowledge

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  • KFaganJr
    School and certifications aren't what make great IT staff, experience and the ability to adapt stands out as the most important aspects of who to hire. If, in your case, you don't have the experience highlight the ability to adapt and learn. When in an interview, if asked about experience with application X that you don't have, let them know that you have experience with a similar application Y and that you know the concepts will carry over and you adapt well in situations such as this. If you have no experience with this type of application then know before you go into the interview if you feel confident that you can learn it and if you do, let them know that. I've gone from IT in consulting to manufacturing then non profit. There is a HUGE difference in the 3rd party applications used and I'm often in a situation where I was the front lines, had no support, and the issue (on an system I had never worked with and wasn't really sure what it did) was mission critical. I took the experience from what I did know and made it work. If you are able to do this let them know with confidence, if you are not then you may want to look into something like programming that is a little more cut and dry, which may just get me hated by some for saying. What applications are they requesting you know? Maybe someone reading this can point out some similar applications you may have experience with and/or give you resources that will help.
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  • Yogender
    @ RichS thanks for your suggestion and i want to tell you that i have understanding (ebook knowledge) VMware but its not feasible to grow on this from home. and another point is that i have thorugh knowledge of MCSE parts if that cant provide me job then how they both. @KFaganJr your point of x and y is good but tried this one. And they are asking have you ever made RAID, worked on third party backup software, isa server, firewall, case scenario questions, global catalog server, rack storage etc. Henceforth, please look into the matter and suggest best to me. if any employer is reading this then please always give a chance to employee for written test coz may be your are avoiding something best.
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  • Mortimer1
    It depends on which MCSE you currently hold, as MCSE has been phased out by Microsoft for several years now. And while having an MCSE does have to differentiate yourself from other candidates you also need work experience. In general work experience counts alot more to employers then any certifications. Certifications re-enforces to the employer that a employment candidate in conjunction with the experience they already have has a certain level of knowledge. Based upon what you have posted as well as your answer to some other questions I'm curious how much work experience you have. In the current economy employers are in the driver's seat and thus they are looking for work experience and certifications are just another item that differentiates final candidates for a position and having certifications without work experience is not an entry point to being a candidate for a position. As for learning VMWare from home you can do so, there are a number of cloud providers that you can use to spin up virtual machines. Or you can download and configure if you have sufficient computers are home VMWare products to trial.
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  • Yogender
    @ Mortimer1 actually i have two year of experience which was almost on desktop and LAN. and i have one machine at home so can i do vmware on that. please forward me link for vmware if do you know. Thanks keep posting me
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  • KFaganJr
    What position level are you seeking? If you haven't seen any of these technologies before it may be an idea to look for an entry level position in a department has room to advanced. There are entry level positions where you will be working with servers & storage opposed to desktops which is a great stepping stone. You'll hear them called "rack and stack" where you'll be racking servers, building RAID volumes, OS's based on a pre-made plan. Mortimer1's suggestion about using vmware is a great way to learn. You can download appliances making a network of your own or at least get familiar with the interfaces a bit. Do you have friends/family in the field than can give you a lesson on their work/personal equipment? Maybe donate a little time at an organization that could do this for you. I know my lab environment isn't where I'd like it to be due to time restraints, asking around you may be able to find someone.
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  • Yogender
    @ KFaganJr I m seeking same entry level position. and i saw rack server and raid but didn't worked out on those. i will search out for vmware trial and will work on it. i would also like to share one more point that i cleared all rounds of one job someday back but didn't get as i m not MCITP. Thx again
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  • KFaganJr
    Petri.co.il has a great list of MCSE system administrator interview questions, many of which I have been asked before. I linked to their search of the questions. I'd check them out, find answers to them doing research which will help you learn a lot more. http://www.petri.co.il/searchform?q=interview+questions&x=0&y=0
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