This page analyzes the relationship among various existing IT certifications along with links to study materials associated to each specific area of knowledge.
IT certifications are organized into several dimensions:
Provide code "2NDFRE" when you register for your initial exam and receive a second shot in the event that you fail before August 31, 2005.
Get Certified And Get Ahead by Martinez, Anne (New York: McGraw-Hill Professional, 1999) 007134781X
MCP & MCSAYou become a MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) after passing any one of Microsoft's exams. In 2002, Microsoft introduced the MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) for worker bees (not Engineers who design systems). It consists of these 4 exams:
Windows 2000 Server exam 70-215 Objectives
70-216/70-276 Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 (or .NET) Network Infrastructure
70-217/70-277 Implementing and Administering a Microsoft Windows 2000 (or .NET) Directory Services Infrastructure
MCSETo become an MCSE, pass 7 exams: the 4 above, a Core Design exam, plus two elective exams. The 4 core design exams:
Resources specific to Microsoft certification examsGoogle group alt.certification.mcse
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine: This online magazine provides a wealth of certification information for Microsoft engineers, including salary info and certification stats.
MCSEguide offers sample tests and answers to frequently asked questions about certification.
Mastering Windows 2000 Server
Cisco Routing & Switching general certifications
Recertification is every 3 years for Associate and Professionals and and every 2 years for Experts.
ICND: Internetworking Concepts Overview
ICND: Assembling and Cabling Cisco Devices
ICND: Operating and Configuring Cisco IOS Devices
ICND: Managing Your Network Devices
ICND: Catalyst Switch Operations
ICND: Extending Switched Networks with Virtual LANs
ICND: Interconnecting Networks with TCP/IP
ICND: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices: Determining IP Routes
ICND: Basic IP Traffic Management with Access Lists
ICND: Configuring Novell IPX
ICND: Point-to-Point and BRI
ICND: Establishing a Frame Relay PVC Connection
BSCN: Building Scalable Cisco Networks Curriculum
CIWCIW Exam 1D0-460 CIW Internetworking Professional