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Greetings!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by TheJ0ker, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. TheJ0ker

    TheJ0ker New Member

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    Good evening all, my name's Nick and I live and work in London.

    I just joined today and wanted to say Hi to everyone out there.

    As a side note, my other half recently gave birth by C-Section to twin girls and they will be 12 weeks old this coming Sunday!

    Anyway, I look forward to getting to know as many of you as possible :)

    I should have taken at least 3 of the MCSE 2003 exams by now but procrastination wins again :cry: anyway I have started properly now and have a schedule which I'm going to try and stick to! Looking to take the 70-270 fairly soon - end of March 2008 - and then 1 every 3 months thereafter.

    Nick
     
    Certifications: MCSE (NT), CNE (6.0)
    WIP: MCSE 2003
  2. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Hi Nick, and welcome to the forums!

    Congratulations on the twins - don't worry about the procrastination - it happens to all of us!

    What kind of work do you do at the moment? Security? Sysadmin? Tea maker? :p
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF, glad you joined :)

    -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
  4. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    :onthePC:cracking

    P.s. welcome to the forums Nick
     
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  5. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF :joker Nick... and congrats to you and your other half on the birth of your daughters. :baby :baby

    I bet you're not getting much kip at the moment... :sleeping
     
  6. TheJ0ker

    TheJ0ker New Member

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    Hi Arroryn!

    I work for a private company on a contract at a Central Government location approx 4 mins walk from St James's tube. Basically in the middle of Victoria street.

    My role is like an all-rounder if you know what I mean. We are near the end of migrating systems - from a Novell-based environment to Microsoft! I rather liked the NDS or eDirectory and all but more and more companies are moving away from Novell it would seem. My MCSE is well out of date now and never got around to doing the MCSE 2000 Track. I believe most of those exams are being retired at the end of March this year. I understand some of these 2003 exams are real tough cookies, am I right in thinking? We also have MIMESweeper and Webwasher systems in place which I work with. So right now we are using 2 systems for email - GroupWise (old system) and Outlook (new system).

    What kind of work do you do? Where are you based?

    Anyway, nice to hear from you and look forward to catching up soon.

    Nick
     
    Certifications: MCSE (NT), CNE (6.0)
    WIP: MCSE 2003
  7. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums, and congratulations on the twins!
     
  8. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  9. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    You must like it, you keep encouraging me... in... such nice ways :rolleyes: :dry :twisted:

    Hey Nick

    Sounds like a whole bundle of work on your hands, as well as the new arrivals! Good luck to you - it's not so much as procrastinating on the MCSE, as being unable to cram it all in the day!

    I work as a first line supervisor for a national law firm, but I tend to tread on the toes of second line doing various AD work and data room construction, etc. We also use MIMESweeper - seems to be quite effective, though I have no experience with managing it - just not letting users have their interesting spam!

    I'm not personally sure on the difficulty of the MCSE exams - I'm on the CCNA myself at the moment, and will probably look to certify on the MCTS track after that, and maybe dabble in project management. Have a mooch around our Microsoft area on the boards - you should be able to find bucketloads of info!
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, 70-410, 70-411
    WIP: Modern Languages BA
  10. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Nick. Welcome to CertForums.

    I have twins as well, though they're boys and now 21 years old. I know everything that's about to happen to you and the best advice I ever got when the boys were born was that if I lived through the first year, I'd be ok. Turns out to be true. :wink:
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  11. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    I don't want to encourage you in the same way as everybody else. I've already told you what I thought of it :D

    :lilangel
     
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, CompTIA Network+
  12. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi there, welcome to CF and congratulations on the twins:D

    NB:D
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
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  13. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums.

    I used to be a mime, but I've never been swept.
     
    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!
  14. Rafek

    Rafek Kilobyte Poster

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    Hello & Welcome,

    Good luck with your studies and exams and congrats on the nippers.:p

    n.b. all this congratulating you on the "twins" makes it sounds like you've had surgury:tune:oops:
    Welcome
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: IPT/IPCC stuff
  15. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) Congrats with the twins, you must be on cloud 9 :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  16. joel

    joel New Member

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    hi,,congratulation and weicome
     
  17. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello Nick, Congratulations on getting twins :clapand good luck with your studies:biggrin
     
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  18. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF Nick:) and congratulations on the arrival of your twin daughters.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  19. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  20. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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