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Greetings all =)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Studious Sal, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Studious Sal

    Studious Sal New Member

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    Hey all,

    Well a little about me - I'm currently temping in admin (London) after graduating last year with a useless degree. I've been doing some research into becoming an IT technician/network person of some sort. I've been viewing this forum for a couple of days now - i found it by trying to find reviews for a particular course i wanted to take.

    However the reviews have lead me to believe that i should maybe try different options. I was initially thinking either taking on a 'Joskos' or 'JustIt' course however my mind has been swayed by the wealth of information on this forum - which is a good thing.

    I'm not entirely sure what route i should be taking and what certs/experience i may need. So i maybe asking a few questions in the relavant sections when i exhaust the search function ofcourse!
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    If your looking to get into IT then the certs to start off with are compTIA A+, compTIA N+ and MIcrosofts MCDST.

    You can do all certs by self study and you will save yourself a hell of a lot of cash. Most of these places like Joskos will charge you loads of money then give you some books and then tell you to read them.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
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  4. Dullage

    Dullage Byte Poster

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    Hello and Welcome to CF, good luck with the studies :D
     
    Certifications: A+
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  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    I agree, when it comes to the higher professional IT certs wait until you have the experience.

    -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
  6. Studious Sal

    Studious Sal New Member

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome!

    I've been looking at the self study guide in the training and development section. I know the basics of XP and can build/repair PC's if need be. But obviously i guess its quite different when dealing with a client or customer or what have you...Could i possibly take on the MCDST without any other prior certs? or is that like running before walking?
     
  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Yes, that is a bad idea.. before you embark on IT as a career make sure you have a really solid understanding of the fundamentals. Also, the CompTIA stuff is vendor neutral and will cover a variety of topics across different platforms. Something you will find very useful in the real world.
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  8. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Good advice already provided above. 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!
  9. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome :D
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  10. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Greetings & Welcome to CF:sunny
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
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