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(Almost) New Member Here!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Baba O'Riley, May 22, 2006.

  1. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi everyone,

    Been getting a bit sentimental about my first year at CF and I realised I never posted a hello here so here it is. Sorry for it's lateness [​IMG] .

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Darren,

    I've always had an interest in IT. I went to uni and studied Computer Engineering but it didn't last long (how is knowing about Charles Babbage going to help in a modern career in IT? Interesting, yes, helpful, no).

    Anyway, I bummed about for a bit and then went travelling for a few years. I've come back to the UK with nothing to do so I'm thinking about an IT certification. I'm thinking about signing up to do a MCSE with a CCNA, A+ and Network+ and have come here to ask your advice.

    Thanks.

    Fast Forward a year...

    I am now on that course. I passed my A+ a few weeks back, and will hopefully be ready to take the N+ within a month (not without the help of the wise and cool folks here). I managed to settle back into a life in the UK (IE. having every penny you earn taken off you by the taxman) and got my first IT job before I'd even passed my A+ (which amazed me after hearing how difficult it would be). Oh, and I've got my first baby on the way and I've got engaged. A pretty busy year really.

    So, thanks a million to anyone who's ever helped me out and here's to another year (and maybe a few more) hanging around this crazy place!
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    <Raises a glass and toasts a great guy!>

    I joined after you - but I'll still say "a belated welcome"! :biggrin

    Harry.
     
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  3. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Well Hi Baba aka Darren.

    It's great you have joined us. I hope you get all the info out of the forum.

    Now get the beers in :alc
     
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    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  4. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    beer??? now thats something we havent done in a while all got together for a beer!

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Welcome to the forum, even if it is a little late.:oops:
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
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  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    About time, what kept you? Welcome to CF :)
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Thanks for the kind words, Darren - I guess you can stay :biggrin
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Aw shucks, you guys :oops:(sniff).
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nice to see you here Baba! :wink:
     
  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    hi mate - We officially welcome you to CF...
     
  11. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Glad you joined us Darren. Good luck for the future :thumbleft
     
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  12. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF .. 8)
     
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  13. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello and Welcome to CF

    Just wanted to say Big Congrats to being a father soon!

    :berrr

    Ahh well back to the studying.....


    ZZZzzzzzz................... :study
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
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  14. phoenix510

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    Belated greeting
     
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  15. Weemez

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    Welcome aboard, they're so nice here you'll think you've been here for months! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: HNC Computing A+ N+ ICND1
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  16. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks, scariest thing I've ever done.
     
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