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Greetings one and all!!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ITJim, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. ITJim

    ITJim New Member

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    Hi

    Like most newbies here i thought it was time to stop playing around with half empty computer cases and get off my back side and get a proper qualification in the subject. Again like many others I have got increasingly fed up with explaining to people I work with how to use their computers and fixing things when they go wrong.

    Having been contacted by advent about a month ago (we talked on the phone about MCSE) and thinking "Hhhhmmmm sounds like the course for me" I stumbled across this little gem of a website. Going throught the posts about training companies I have decided to do the self study thing (save the pennies). Start out with A+, N+ then see where I go from there, eventually working towards MSCE.

    Just ordered the A+ and N+ Mike Meyers books so I should be ready to start in a few days.

    Any more advice will always be welcome and appreciated.
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    Do you work in IT?

    Don't go for the MCSE unless you have a least a good amount of real world experience in the subject.

    You made the right choice to self study :)

    Good luck
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  3. ITJim

    ITJim New Member

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    Heck you guys are fast at replying

    Yeah part of my work at the moment is in IT, however I do plan to change jobs and concentrate fully on IT. I hope that this experience should help while I do the A+ and N+ and then as I work my way through the MCSE will be more appropriate.
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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  5. greenbrucelee
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    another book I would recommend for the A+ is PC Technician street smarts by James Pyles (tripwire45 on this forum) its sort of a lab book which you can use the examples in it to practice your skills with.

    Where about in the lake district are you?

    I live in Kirkoswald near penrith/Carlisle.
     
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  6. ITJim

    ITJim New Member

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    I live in Bowness-on-windermere, about 3 mins from the lake. However my partner and I are hoping to move to help get better jobs and all. I've ventured up to penrith a few times but not as far as carlisle...
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    Yeah the jobs for IT especially in Cumbria as a whole are pretty scarce I may also be moving but not for about 6th months atleast.
     
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  8. onoski

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    Welcome to CF:biggrin and glad you choose the A+ self study route. Good choice.
     
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  9. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    Welcome, Jim!
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  11. tripwire45
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    Greetings and welcome to CertForums. :)

    -Trip
     
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