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Age you passed you got your first certification

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Rob1234, May 23, 2013.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Just wondered how old everyone was when they got there first cert?

    I must have been around 22/23.

    once we get a few answers will add them up and see what the average age was.
     
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  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Didn't start in IT until I was 31, then stayed at the same place for 12 years where the employer didn't have any interest whatsoever in certification of employees. (Did mange to get my MBCS whilst I was there, but nothing else...)

    Started mine in 2010 at the ripe old age of 43...
     
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  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I was 21 when I got my first certification, good old A+! 8)
     
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  4. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Going off thread here but did you find getting the MBCS worthwhile? Apart from joining BCS do you need to do anything else?

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    Yes also forgot to say mine was A+ be good if people said what the cert was as well.
     
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  5. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I was 28 when I got my first certification (SCJP), got computing degree and first IT job at 21.
     
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  6. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Knowing what I do now, I wouldn't bother with the MBCS. As I said, working where I was and having no Certs, it was an 'alternative'.
    It's not quite as easy as 'just' joining as you do have to prove a certain level of knowledge & achievement to become a full member. It also costs - just over £100 a year now. It's just one of those situations where you're loathed to let something lapse that you worked for and achieved. But vendor Certs are much more worth your time and money IMHO.

    EDIT:- Mine was 271/272 on the same day, so from nothing to MCP & MCDST.
     
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  7. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I was 24 when I finished Uni, didn't even know about certifications until I went for a job interview at about 27, did my first one in when I was 28.
     
  8. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Oops. Just checked...

    This should read "2011" and "44". :oops:
     
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  9. jk2447

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    I was 29. I'd worked in IT for 9 years at that point.
     
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  10. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    I attained my first cert 2 months ago at age 25.
     
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  11. Adegilio

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    I recently obtained my A+, 20!
     
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  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I was 18 when I got my first certification, A+, I got another certification 3 months later which was the 70-270.
     
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  13. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I passed 70-210 W2K Pro, in 2002, I was 47 at the time 8)
     
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  14. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    Ccent. 24.
     
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  15. Modey

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    Early 30's if I recall correctly and that would have been the A+. I was an IT Tech at the time and wanted to do them to enhance my knowledge and employability a little. Had already been in IT a couple of years at that point.
     
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  16. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    I was 18.
     
  17. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    30 and was the A+ (220-701/2), I've been too busy to focus on another cert since last year.
     
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  18. Gav

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    I passed the CompTIA A+ at 15.
     
  19. wagnerk
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    I think I was about 25 or 26 - it was the Comptia A+
     
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  20. Beerbaron

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    27 when i passed the N+
     
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    WIP: CISSP

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