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Greetings!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by tallbloke, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. tallbloke

    tallbloke New Member

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    Hello there!

    Been reading these forums for about a week or so now, and thought it was time to register :oops:

    I've decided to take the plunge and try to get into the I.T. industry. Been into PC's for a few years now (built my own gaming rig and a couplle for friends, so not a total n00b :oops: ) but haven't done any courses on the subject, until now.

    I'm starting with the A+ and I've just recieved my copies of the Mike Mayers and James Pyles books. I was going to use a TP but after reading these forums I've decided to self study :)

    I know it's going to be a hard slog, but I'm very motivated and with the help of the books and these forums I can't see any reason why I cant do it! 8)

    The one thing that I am wondering about is am I too old to get into the industry? I'm almost 36 and have set myself a target of having the A+ done and being onto the N+ by the end of the year. With no experince am I too old? I do hope not!

    Well I wont bang on anymore here, no doubt I will be posting in the A+ forums quite alot in the coming months!

    Thanks for reading :D

    o//
     
    WIP: A+
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    Are you too old at 36? No way, man! I've known people to get into IT with no experience in their 50s!
     
    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!
  3. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    *nods* You're never too old :)
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Agreed, welcome to CF :)
     
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    WIP: MCSA 2012
  5. Metalstar

    Metalstar Kilobyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF!

    The gent who worked here before me was in his 40's when he started, so you definitely aren't too old.
     
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: Network+
  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    ^ I agree.

    Welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  7. Trogdor

    Trogdor Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome. I echo the comments above. I too am on the wrong side of 35, and am a relative newcomer. I have not had any problems yet. There is a lot to be said for life experience... Good luck with the studies.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, PDI+, MCDST, HP APS Server, HP APS Desktop / Laptop
    WIP: ITIL, CCNA, MCSA, and BSc
  8. tallbloke

    tallbloke New Member

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    Thanks people, I now feel like a spring chicken! :cheers
     
    WIP: A+

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