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Got my first job in IT!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by rocdamike, May 2, 2013.

  1. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    I am pleased to say that I got offered my first IT role working as a Data Centre Technician :D
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security
  2. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    That's cool. You will learn loads there!
     
  3. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

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    Congratulations! I know what the feeling of finally getting your first break feels like. Was you looking for long?
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, CCENT
    WIP: ICND2 200-101
  4. mackie

    mackie Nibble Poster

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    Very well done!
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Great! Congrats mate!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
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  6. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    I'm sure you'll be right and I can't wait :D

    Thanks. It still hasn't quite sunk in yet. I started actively looking in March this year while at the same time beginning to self-study MTAs (OS, Networking, HTML5); so relatively not long at all.

    My advice to anyone looking for their first role in IT is to be hopeful and persevere. I don't hold a university degree, nor have I done an apprenticeship. I left school with just 3 AS levels and then worked in retail as a sales assistant for 8 years (I'm 25 now).

    I have to give a lot of thanks to CertForums for all the advice, content and support. It gave me the necessary inspiration I needed to strive for better and realise what career I wanted. I wouldn't have known about the MTA certification without CF, and without the MTA in Networking Fundamentals, I wouldn't have been able to answer a lot of the questions in the interview, so thanks!

    Thank you to everyone for your support :D
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security
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  7. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Congrats mate all the very best in your new job.
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
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  8. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Congratulations and well done, keep up posted on how things go. :)
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  9. Dazzo

    Dazzo Byte Poster

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    Congrats! How did you go about studying for the MTA?
     
    Certifications: A+, MOS: Master 2010, Network +
  10. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Thanks. I will definitely keep you posted.

    I used the MOAC (Microsoft Official Academic Course) books and essentially just made notes, making sure I understood everything as I went along, and then went on to the questions at the end of each chapter. My only gripe about the books is that they don't document the answers; I'm thinking of contacting Wiley, the publisher about this. Despite this, one thing that I found extremely helpful about the books is that they all contain a free voucher code which allows you to do practice questions for the exam online with 'Gmetrix.net'.
     
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    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security
  11. Dazzo

    Dazzo Byte Poster

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    Thanks I will check them out when I return to blighty! Think I might do the OS and Networking too.
     
    Certifications: A+, MOS: Master 2010, Network +
  12. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

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    I can relate to you rocdamike, i am also 25 and was working in retail jobs for 7/8 years and then decided to study some IT certifications and got my first break into IT last June. Congrats & Good Luck!
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, CCENT
    WIP: ICND2 200-101
  13. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Wow, that's awesome. I'm sure I'll be requiring some of your advice in the near future then :D
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security
  14. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

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    Lets do a comparison my fellow retail worker lol, mine were Homebase, Wickes and then Dulux Decorator Centres......
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, CCENT
    WIP: ICND2 200-101
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  15. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Mine were Sports Soccer and then Jessops!
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security

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