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Back to Basics..

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by WeLdIT, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. WeLdIT

    WeLdIT New Member

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    Hello CertForums!
    Been about 8 yrs since i did the A+, but a sudden change in circumstance changed my path, and it was back to the Steel Industry. Now, after numerous hours at the CAD-station during workhours, building PC's, upgrading and setting up peoples peripherals in my freetime, i decided to go ahead and get some cert's. I'm aiming at ANS with Cisco CCNA, and I decided selfstudy is the way to go. With some workshops available around the community, and, hopefully, some support from here, I'm sure I'll be well on my way, and hopefully in the right direction haha!!

    Thx for havin me, your forums looks great! :D

    just had to add, that i'm a bit lost as to what path to choose, currently weeding through a lot of material, studyguides and the likes, trying to get a grip on the possibilities out there. one thing's for sure, i'm certainly not a helpdesk kinda guy, more of a hands on, hardware type. i'd really appreciate if anyone has any advice on different paths, maybe even share a little of their own story on how they got to where they are now? what i need now is a clear(er) vision of what is out there so i can see where my skills can be applied, same time not going down the wrong path.

    once again thx for the great forum, i'm already getting a better understanding of what i'd like to pursue :D
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  2. 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
  3. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums…

    Unless I mis-understood (wouldn't be the first time :ohmy) you're coming back to IT after a long hiatus. I’d suggest reviewing the A+, and work towards the N+. The Cisco certs are more for those that have a good understanding of Cisco gear.

    Best of luck on the career change.
     
  4. WeLdIT

    WeLdIT New Member

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    Thank you Notes_Bloke :)
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  5. WeLdIT

    WeLdIT New Member

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    Thank you

    Thank you

    Yes, I realise that first line is a bit cryptic, but yes I've been away for some years. I am going for the A+ revision, and then the N+ as you suggest. After that i hope to have shed some more light on what i'd like to specialise in, and at that stage assess what the demand is like out there. I was looking at various agencies, but soon realised i can get all the materials easy, and the exams are about £100 or under. A CCNA would cost about £6500 with an agency, and i must say that was a bit of a shock to me, as i see they offer little, if anything, that you can't get your hands on yourself. So off i go, hopefully to return with my A+ cert in a not so distant future! :D

    Thanks for the kind wishes :D
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+
  6. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    I thought the A+ was a lifetime achievement - but I've never looked into it :rolleyes:
    That's why I said review the A+ material but go for the N+ when you're ready.

    As for self-study, you'll find most of the regulars here will always push self-study. I agree. If you can do it (and £6500 is motivation within itself) you'll be better for it.
     
  7. WeLdIT

    WeLdIT New Member

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    Aye, that's what I'm going to do. Review, and and go for N+.

    And yes, £6.5K is a weighty incentive! :)
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+

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