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Episode IV: A New Hope

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Feellex, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. Feellex

    Feellex Bit Poster

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    Hello Everybody,

    I'm Feellex and I am pleased to meet you all. I'd like to tell you a bit about myself if I may...

    I'm 33 years old and worked as an IT support "professional" since 1998. I'm totally self-taught and have no formal qualifications.

    I spent most of my IT career at PricewaterhouseCoopers which then got outsourced to Cap Gemini. I got unhappy, felt in a rut and left to work for a really small company. Unfortunately it didn't work out and I have just realised that the money I was earning at Cap Gemini was very reasonable compared to the market place as a job seeker. I am now working for a lot less money and am desperate to boostmy earning potential. So I decided to start looking at certification forums. That's when I found you guys. I'm relatively new year but the advice and sense of community is just what I need right now.

    Initially I was going to study towards MCSE or MCP but having tried some practice tests for A+ (which I found on this site) I have now decided to do CompTIA A+ as there are some fundamental gaps in my knowledge.

    Any advice you can offer to help me out like the best way to do this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
     
    Certifications: None....yet!
    WIP: Still planning
  2. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome :biggrin

    Kat
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    IMHO your self-honesty as to what level you are at will be your best guide.

    Many people rush out to get the higher level certs, and fail horribly because they don't have the foundation knowledge.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  4. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    WIP: Rennovating my house
  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF, good luck with your studying! :D
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  6. Challan

    Challan New Member

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    Welcome to CF i have no doubt that u will find the help u need to help u in your study's.
     
    Certifications: A+ N+ MCSE 2000 MCSE 2003
    WIP: C++
  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome! :biggrin
     
  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Welcome to CF, glad to have you onboard.

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  9. Kraven

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    Welcome dude!

    Kraven
     
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  10. mondos

    mondos Kilobyte Poster

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    Greetings :biggrin .
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: N+, MCDST and finding a job!
  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello & Welcome to CF:biggrin

    Cap Gemini? That's where Mr Cheeks works, maybe you could give him some tips:biggrin
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    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!
  13. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  14. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    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
  15. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to the forums :D
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  16. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF Fellex and feel free to fire away at any questions or inquiries you might have. You picked a good choice of a cert to start with as well the A+:D
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell

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