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Afternoon All!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ryanthelion84, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. ryanthelion84

    ryanthelion84 Nibble Poster

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    Newbie Here!

    Thought I should drop by and make myself known as chances are I may well become a regular! :)

    My names Ryan, I'm a 24 year old father and IT professional from warwickshire and I guess I'm in a bit of a unique situation.

    I have worked my entire IT career so far (5 yrs) in the Healthcare arena. My career progression has been pretty good until recently. The company for which I am currently employed are a huge IT organisation that take on a lot of accounts for IT managed services, the NHS being one them.

    Unfortunately the account has been subject to huge budget cuts and I am one of a number of unfortunate souls that have been moved off the account to satisfy these budget requirements. This doesnt mean I've lost my job however...Unamed employer uses a people management technique dubbed 'the bench'. - A pool of resources currently unassigned to a particular account or project.

    It is my job whilst on this bench to reskill and make myself available for other opportunities. It is only when the companywide bench number reaches a highpoint that they start offering redundancy packages...so in short for now I'm getting paid to train! :twisted:

    I am currently working on 70-290 (Microsoft Server 2003) with the intention of working towards an MCSA first, then possibly onto an MCSE later with some other bits in between such as SQL Server 2005.

    Looking forward to chatting with everyone!

    Ryan
     
    Certifications: 70-290, PRINCEII Practioner, ITIL V3F
    WIP: VMWare ESX VCP
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  3. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  4. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    Hi Ryan, welcome to CF :thumbleft

    I really admire your company's idea to create a subs-bench for staff. I think that really shows interest and commitment to their staff. I would also love to be getting paid to train!

    I hope the training works out well for you. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: 25 + 50 metre front crawl
    WIP: MCSA - Exam 70-270
  5. DevilsAdvocate

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    Welcome! :biggrin

    Rob.
     
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    WIP: CCNA, MCSE, Server+
  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!

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