Coveted Exchange admin jobs are hard to get, but with the right training, skills and preparation, you could find yourself in a new role soon.
No matter your area of expertise, practicing for interviews is a must. With the proper guidance, you can prepare for anything prospective employers are likely to ask.
To move up in an IT organization, or establish your role in a new one, brush up on your Exchange skills and consider renewing older certifications.
1Master the interview-
Open the door to Exchange admin jobs
Landing a new Exchange admin job can be a difficult endeavor, and getting an interview is the first step. Make sure you don't blow it -- prepare yourself for the questions that lie ahead. Before meeting with a prospective employer, practice discussing your Exchange or related email administration experience, certifications and expertise.
Exchange admin jobs take people skills and wide-ranging technical expertise. Before heading to an interview, prepare for these questions about your background, certifications and IT experience. Continue Reading
The skills for Exchange admin success
Certain Exchange skills are more worthwhile to review than others when preparing for an interview. Study topics like PowerShell, how to set up and monitor security tools, load balancing and virtualization. With these skills, you're as good as hired.
Good hands-on security experience is hard to come by. So what's the best method to find vulnerabilities and learn how to abate business risks? Here are six ways admins can supplement their Exchange setup and improve their security skills. Continue Reading
If you're walking into a strange server infrastructure, avoid confusion. Follow this checklist to make sense of the configuration. Continue Reading
3Resources to help you grow-
Tools to move you up the ladder
Tactical books and Microsoft certifications will give you the tools to succeed in current and future Exchange admin jobs. It's never too late to become certified or branch out into new areas. These resources will start you on the right path.
What's the best way to understand confusing technology concepts? Chat about it. The Conversational Geeks explain how to migrate to Office 365. Continue Reading
Microsoft updated its certification program to address the increased interest in cloud technologies among corporate IT shops. See how the changes affect the Exchange admin job market. Continue Reading
4Cert's the word-
Language to get you hired
These certifications and accolades will give you a boost when applying for Exchange admin jobs. Each proves you're an expert in your field, so renew your old certs and add them to your resume.