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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by wilbishardis, May 19, 2009.

  1. wilbishardis

    wilbishardis New Member

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    Hi everybody, here's my intro, thanks for reading!

    I have recently decided to study for the A+ and Network+ certifications to get myself an entry-level IT job.

    I've just got back from nearly a year's worth of travelling and was hoping to get a career started in publishing (I've got a degree in Media Comms). Unfortunately there's not much out there for people with no experience at the minute (I worked in a factory to save for the travelling!), and seeing as I have a big interest in IT and some basic knowledge from fixing mate's PCs while at school/6th Form, I thought it would be a good way to get my foot on a ladder (even though it's not degree-related).

    After doing some research and spending a while on these forums; it seems like it's a good idea to get Mike Meyer's A+ book as a starting point - it seems a lot of people think that self-study is better than distance learning (which is great because I'm skint). I'd like to think that I'm fairly intelligent (!) and could sort out a study program using the MM book for the material, saving myself £400 in distance learning fees. Do you reckon that's realistic?

    So, any pointers would be greatly appreciated, thank you very much in advance.
     
  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    I used the MM AIO book to self-study the A+ - so what you are proposing to do is achievable.

    Also, I'd recommend getting the PC Technician Street Smarts book by James Pyles and a cheap pc for you to tinker with.

    Anyway, good luck with the studies and if you get stuck you can ask for help/advice on here.

    Cheers

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  3. Mof

    Mof Megabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF

    The MM book is the most popular book on this site, so it would be a good book to invest in, and plenty of help on this site understanding its content. Good luck:biggrin
     
    WIP: C++ and A+
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -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
  5. wilbishardis

    wilbishardis New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome and the advice; I'll definitely invest in the Meyer's book, and have a look at some others that have been suggested.
     
  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your studies
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  7. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Hello & Welcome to the Forum.
     
    Certifications: ECDL, CiscoIT1 & A+
    WIP: Girlfriend & Network+

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