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Any advice???

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by paulp2974, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. paulp2974

    paulp2974 New Member

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    Hello All,

    Can anyone help, I am completley new to IT, Iam one of those people that have just turned 30 and am looking for a change of career, after all my research I have pinned down networking as a potential goal. The help I need is where the hell do I start (obviously my research ain't that good), I can do a CCENT course then a CCNA, or is it best to start with a compTIA A+, can I study for a compTIA + course and then study another course along side it, is that achiveable.
    I am looking back at what i have just written, if anyone actually understands what I am trying to say then all constuctive advise is grately appreciated:)

    Thanks in advance

    Paul
     
    WIP: A+
  2. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    I would start with the CompTIA A+. It will give you an excellent skill base to start from, its also fairly easy going, ideal if you haven't done any studying for years. You will learn lots doing the A+, although I would focus on one exam course at a time. All you need now is this!
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCP, MCSA:M 2003, ITIL v3 Foundation
  3. paulp2974

    paulp2974 New Member

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    your probably right, I am just too eager to jump straight in.. I am taking your years of wisdom/knowledge and starting with the compTIA A+
     
    WIP: A+
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Another vote for the A+... hold off on the CCNA until you start working with Cisco routers... likely to be a while, if you're just starting out, considering that router administration is typically entrusted to people with a bunch of experience. :)

    Welcome to the forums!!
     
    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!
  5. paulp2974

    paulp2974 New Member

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    Thanks again for the advice, glad I found this forum, I think I will need it alot.
     
    WIP: A+
  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    I agree with what BM and Nightwalker:rock

    Hello and welcome to CF:sunny
     
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    WIP: Comptia N+
  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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