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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by postie227, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. postie227

    postie227 New Member

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    hello all
    im wanting to start to get a A+cert.
    I only know basic about pc's and im wondering what's the best way to start to learn from home without paying out thousands of pounds on a course.Im looking to do A+ and MCDST,and then go on to networking. any help pls.
     
  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, postie227. Welcome to CertForums. To try and answer your question (which has been asked before, believe it or not), you might try some of the resources in our forums.

    Start by reading through our A+ forums to see what other people have had to say:
    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=29

    In that forum, you'll find a Books and Resources link pinned at the top. That should help a great deal:
    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=3707

    There's another thread pinned there discussing the upcoming upgrade to the A+:
    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=10984

    Finally, I recently posted a news article about the A+ exam:
    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=13041

    That should be enough to get you started. By then, others will have had a chance to respond to your query with their own advice. Cheers. :)

    -Trip
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    The best way to start is to simply buy a book and start reading it.

    The recommended book around here is the Mike Meyers All in One.

    Whilst you are reading the book it helps to apply the skills that you are learning so pop onto ebay or look in you local paper for a couple of old PC's that you can take to bits and put back together.

    After doing both of these things you are well on your way.

    8)
     
  4. postie227

    postie227 New Member

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    yeah thanks. I was going to sign for computeach in a couple of days and part with lots of money. but i wanted to make sure it's somthing i can get on with without wasting to much money.
    I will buy the books and see how i get on. many thanks.:D
     
  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    so will you be going with CT or not?
     
  6. postie227

    postie227 New Member

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    hi cheekmaster
    no i dont think i will.to much cash, and it all sounds to good. im earning 20k now at the post office with o/t. so can't afford to drop down to a low salary and have to pay for that course.if they get me the job they promise.
     
  7. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    good for you and good luck - remember any probs - just shout! :biggrin
     
  8. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  9. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Postie,

    Who knows, an IT Job might arrise in the post office.

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  10. postie227

    postie227 New Member

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    thanks to all. no doubt you here from me soon.:eek:
     
  11. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi Postie, welcome to the forum. Now where's my parcel?:cussing
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forum mate!

    I believe it is possible to move from a postie into IT, what do you think Trip? 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  13. postie227

    postie227 New Member

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    hi all
    yeah i hope so, gonna stick to the post office for a bit though need the cash.
     

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