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Another Newbie :-)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by adbru, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. adbru

    adbru New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    Another newbie in the ranks....

    Had a good read through a number of threads over the last couple of weeks and thought I'd join properly 8)

    I've been a field engineer since the late 80's, been happily working for a defence contractor for the last 4 years but in Oct got hit by the UK Defence review :(
    The project I work for got the chop and I am likely to be made redundant early next year :cry:

    But I'm a big boy and I'll survive lol.

    Work history...
    Did 19 years with Digital Equip/Compaq/HP, mainly hardware but experience on VMS/Unix/MS etc.
    I previously qualified as MCSE on NT4.0 but then didnt really use it so didnt purse the 2003 update path.
    Then moved to this role which was quite specific to the bespoke environment but also started my Bsc with the open uni.
    Hoping to sit the CCNA in Jan before I lose my job.

    Looking to try and get some certs under my belt fairly quickly to better my job prospects, fully accept that I may have to take a 'lower' position in order to start on the syadmin/netadmin tree. (Hardware service jobs scarce ! )

    In the fortunate position that I can look at it as a chance to try something else in IT, not yet sure if it will be in system or network role. Really enjoy the Cisco stuff, will look further at the security side of it.
    Also enjoy the server/network side of MS.

    So lots of reading and studying ahead this year !!

    Adbru
     
    Certifications: mcse nt4 (remember that?), mcitp-sa
    WIP: CCNA
  2. TheITCrowd

    TheITCrowd Kilobyte Poster

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    Welcome :biggrin
     
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  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF 8)
     
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  6. JSH333

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    Welcome!

    -James
     
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  7. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    WIP: Just about everything!
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    Welcome
     
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    Welcome to zee forums!
     
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  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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