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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Clive Parker, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Clive Parker

    Clive Parker New Member

    Hi, I'm Clive, I'm having the same problem as Mr Murphy with Skillstrain rep. Only they want to charge £3000+ for a set of courses, which obviously they assure me leads to employment at £30,000+ a year.....It seems to be a minefield out there. Glad to find a site where you can get straight info from people who are in same situation or been there and done it. Ex pub licensee, swim pool engineer, bad back changed my direction in life. Unemployed 49 and desperate to get retrained in computer world. Done the ECDL and Clait but now need direction, always been practically minded but been put off PC repair and told to go CISCO due to telephone revolution. Anyone any ideas please. Clive. I know the A+ is the start apparently but where from there? HELP.
  2. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Hi Clive - thanks for the intro. A good nose around the Training & Dev forum will prob yield a lot more info for you than a simple answer on this thread, so I'll just say welcome, and hope we can help you out :)
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  3. Clive Parker

    Clive Parker New Member

    :D Hi Jakamoko. Thanks for reply I'm having a good look around now.
  4. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Greetings, Clive. Welcome to CertForums. I agree with Gav as far as suggesting you have a look around the Training forum. After the A+, I'd suggest the Network+, especially if you are leaning towards Cisco certifications. The Network+ will give you the foundation you'll most likely need to be able to more easily learn Cisco.

    Let us know how you're getting on and how we can help. :)
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  5. KeithNN

    KeithNN Byte Poster

    Hiya. Welcome aboard and good luck with your studies whoever/however you decide to go! You're right thinking about A+, it's a great start. As you've just done ECDL and Clait can I assume you've not had too much PC experience? If that's the case self-study might not be the route (although you've showed you've got apptitude for learning!) so all I can recommend is looking at training providers or, preferably, a college course if any of yours locally do the A+?

    My sympathies with the bad back situation! Mine goes every six months or so - not too badly but enough for me not to envy anyone with a serious bout :ohmy
    Certifications: MCSA/MCSE, MCDST, MOS Mstr, Sec+,Net+,A+
    WIP: 70-284
  6. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    Hi Clive and welcome to our place :biggrin
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  7. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

    Greetings clive :biggrin
    Certifications: A+,70-270
    WIP: 70-290
  8. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Hi and welcome to the forum.:D
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685

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