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Great News! - I Got a Promotion

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by rocdamike, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. rocdamike

    rocdamike Byte Poster Gold Member

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    Hey guys,

    I was in two minds whether or not to post this now or wait until I actually start my new role, but in the end I could not resist.

    Next month, I will be moving from my First Line Helpdesk role to a Network Security Administrator position within the same company. I will be configuring new Client-to-Site and Site-to-Site VPNs, troubleshooting Cisco ASA firewalls, F5 / Brocade Load Balancers, Imperva WAFs and other general networking stuff.

    Just thinking back only two years ago, I was working in a retail job as a Sales Assistant making a pittance in salary! I am so elated and would like to thank you all for giving me the motivation to study.

    :elmo:

    Cheers,

    Michael
     
    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. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations Michael!

    Just goes to show what hard work and determination can achieve. :clap: Remember to post back after the first few days to let us know how you're getting on!
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
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  3. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Great news and great to see, well done and congrats. :)
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  4. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Great news mike! Couldnt be more happier for you, let us know how you get on in your new position!
     
    WIP: bit of this bit of that
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  5. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Excellent work Sir. Congratulations and well done.
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    Congrats mate, just shows how much dedication, determination and studying pays off :)
     
    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
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  7. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Well done sir! great news :)
     
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
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  8. mojorisin

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    Congrats !
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Good stuff mate :)
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
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  10. Pseudonym

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    Congratulations mate!
     
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  11. thehappyone

    thehappyone New Member

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    I'm a retail assistant making a pittance in salary, you are my role model!
     
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  12. Rob1234

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    Congrats! Do you think your certs helped with the promotion?
     
    Certifications: A few.
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  13. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Superb mate and remember, this is just the beginning, get some more certs under your belt as you progress and keep aiming high. Network or Security Architect await. Well done
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
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  14. rocdamike

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    Oh yeah, most definitely. CCNA: R&S was actually prerequisite to apply and I think they liked the fact that I did F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals.

    Hey, if I can do it anyone can. Just be persistent, persevere and show determination.

    Many thanks guys! :)
     
    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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  15. Juelz

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    isnt the F5 cert basically the same as MTA Network Fundamentals?
     
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  16. rocdamike

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    No, although it touches on some network fundamental principles, it's more focused on the F5 product line (e.g. BIG IP LTM, GTM, ASM etc) and predominantly on how load balancers work on the application layer.
     
    Certifications: CCNA R&S, CCENT, F5 101 Application Delivery Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation (2011), CompTIA (A+, Network+), MTA (Windows OS, Networking, HTML5)
    WIP: CCNA Security
  17. Stuzzle

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    Holy hell, that's a great leap between roles.
    Congratulations
     
    Certifications: A+, MCSA: Windows 7, 70-640, 70-642
    WIP: 70-646
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