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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by no_one_here, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. no_one_here

    no_one_here Bit Poster

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    Just thought I would pop my head through the door and say hello. I've been lurking for some time, and had a lot of good advice (all meant for other people of course) when studying for my MCDST.

    Haven't had much luck on the jobs front lately, but have two possible contracts coming up (if the agencies' clients get round to signing them). I'm taking a break from the MCSA route to study for ITIL Foundation, because I think that would help show I' understand the business/management side of IT support as well as the tech side.

    Regards,

    Dale
     
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  2. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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  4. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF. :D

    I did ITIL Version 3 Foundation a couple of weeks ago - I am currently working in Change Management and Service Delivery - on a 3 day course in work. Geez... it was tough going (and boring), but I thought I would be OK, given the scores I got in the two mock exams I took as part of the course. To my horror the real exam was nothing like the mocks! :blink

    Still not got the result... but I won't be holding my breath... :ohmy

    All the best with your studies.
     
  5. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    G'day and welcome to CF 8)
     
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  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hello and welcome to CF. That's a good move with starting with the basics first and moving up from there.
     
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  7. Finkenstein

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    Welcome to the forums!

    I took an ITIL foundation course and I can say that it was sleep inducive. :) Hopefully it was just the instructor.
     
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  8. no_one_here

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    Re the ITIL foundation. I'm self-studying for it, like I did the MCDST, rather than going on a course; and will book the exam at the local Promectric centre when I feel ready. Is that a bad move?

    GiddyG: you said the exam was nothing like the mocks. Do you mean it was harder? :ohmy

    Finkelstein: No, I think the material is sleep-inducing, not the instructor. :blink

    All: Thanks for welcoming me.

    Regards
     
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  9. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    What I mean is that the way the questions in the real exam were written/built was nothing like the mocks. I expected some conformity in the way they were presented, but the way they were written was completely different.

    I and the people with me have been in the Service Management arena for several years, and most of us agreed that the questions were nothing like the mocks.

    That said, given 2.5 days to 'relearn' what you have been doing for years is not sufficient, especially when you're told that bits of the role you perform actually fall within another process!

    Mind you, if you haven't done Service Management before, and you just work from the ITIL version 3 books, then you should be fine.
     
  10. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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  11. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Hello! :biggrin
     
  12. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello & Welcome to CF :biggrin

    I agree with Giddy the ITIL courses are excellent for people having trouble sleeping:p:biggrin
     
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  13. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :D
     
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  15. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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