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Hellllloooooo!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Karl Goddard, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Karl Goddard

    Karl Goddard New Member

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    Hi

    I've just joined the forum and I thought I'd introduce myself.

    I work in IT support at a local school. It's a smallish network - less than 100 units, single NT4 server etc. - running a mix of 98 XP Pro.

    I've started to consider getting my certs, at the ripe old age of 32! I think I'll be aiming for an MCP and go from there. I've also started looking at A+ / Network+ but I'm a little unsure if they'd be of any great use - so I'll probably be pestering you guys with loads of Q's.

    That's about it really!

    Cheers
    karl
     
  2. nugget
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    Hi Karl and welcome to the forums. There seems to be a few of you guys here working in the education area. The others will be along shortly so look around and make yourself at home. If you can make it chat's are on thursday nights and are mostly a free for all madhouse. Anyway once again welcome. :lol:
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Welcome to Certforums, Karl. Glad you made it. Given your experience, you may consider just skipping and A+ and Net+. You sound like you're already experienced as a hardware and network technician. Since you manage an NT 4.0 network, the MCP might be a good starting point for you. I imagine by now you've visited Microsoft's cert site or some other resource and scoped out the requirements for an MCSA/MCSE. If you'd like to hone your Active Directory skills, I write a QOTD for the 70-294 exam in the MS forum. Feel free to participate.

    Since you are experienced with NT, you might be able to answer a query I posted in the General MS forum about upgrading from NT to Windows Server 2003. I came across some errors I don't understand when I tried it (I run a virtual network lab in VMWare so it's quite versatile).

    Hope you enjoy the place. Feel free to ask any question you'd like. We'll all pitch in and help if we can.
     
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  4. AJ

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    Hi thereKarl and welcome to the forum.

    As Nugget said there are a few of us who work in education, myself (public school) Si (forum admin), Greebo plus others. If yoyu need any help, please post away.

    Cheers
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Hi there, and welcome from me too, Karl :D

    Ripe old age of 32 ? I'm afraid not, young man :wink: Granted, your neither the oldest or youngest on here, but whatever - age counts for very little on these Boards !

    Your more than welcome to ask (and answer) any questions you may have - it's what we all do best.

    Enjoy :D
     
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  6. Greebo

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    Ripe old age of 32!!!!!!!!!! Blimey, I remember when I was 32 :lol:

    Welcome Karl. I started my career in computers when I was older than you mate and I've just completed my HND in computing :D

    Hope you brought some biscuits :roll: I'll put the kettle on ;)

    Nugget, what do you mean by free for all madhouse :rolleyes: :lol:
     
  7. tripwire45
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    Hah! With all the slaps, whips, sharks, and dogs in the chat, what would you call it??? :lol:
     
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  8. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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  9. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Need, Nugg
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    BTW Gav, I'm still waiting for that PM from you, explaining that bizarre transaction that took place during the chat which included the above-referenced statement. :eek: :wink:
     
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  11. Greebo

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    You forgot the Knights that say "ni" :lol:
    It was a good night, cheers peeps :D
     
  12. Jakamoko
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    Explanation now sent, Trip :wink:
     
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  13. SimonV

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    A big CertForums welcome Karl, I work for a secondary school and have done for around 18 months now so if you need to ask anything feel free to post in the boards. Take your time have a look around and make yourself at home.

    Speak soon. :D
     
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  14. nugget
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    @ Jak Ice cold VB *toss*

    :lol:
     
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  15. Jakamoko
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    *catch* Da Man 8)

    :lol:
     
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  16. nugget
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    @ Greebo, what do you mean by what do I mean?

    You should know, you instigated most of it :!:

    :lol: :lol: :eek: :lol: :lol:
     
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  17. Greebo

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    Me :eek: Little old me :roll:
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  18. tripwire45
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    sorry to hijack your thread, Karl. Attention spans being what they are around here, sometimes a thread can take wierd directions. Especially when Gav and Nugg start tossing VBs around. :wink: :lol:
     
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  19. AJ

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    *Catch* Da Man :D
     
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  20. tripwire45
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    Yeah, Greebo. Whatta shock, huh? :D :wink:
     
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