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Hello all!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by m877grey, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. m877grey

    m877grey New Member

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    Hello all.

    I am just starting to work towards an IT qualification or 2. I have no formal training thus far.

    I am fairly competent in the basics of buildings, maintaining and trouble shooting PCs and laptops but I know I have a LOT of holes in my knowledge before I can pass any tests.

    I am looking at training now as I am about to move to a new area and will be looking for a new career. (fed up with retail/sales)

    I am guessing that A+ then N+ is the preferable introductory route, where to go from there I don't know but am sure I will work it out. I plan to home learn for these two as (fingers crossed) the concepts in these will be fairly familiar to me.

    Thanks all.
     
  2. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    welcome and good luck!
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  3. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  5. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums m877grey,

    As you've already stated - start with the A+ and N+. I've been in IT for 3 years and I still feel the A+ was the best place to start.

    Yes you already know some/most of it, however there are small parts you don't know and filling in the foundations is a great place to begin. If you know the knowledge then you'll only going to pass the exam that much quicker 8)

    From there, use certifications that you're specialising or focusing in - be it Networking, Desktop Support, Server Support, Virtualization etc... My personal input there would be going for the desktop support as it is a nice learning curve.

    Anyways, enough rambling from me. Enjoy your stay and good luck with your new and upcoming career.
     
    Certifications: BSc Computer Game Technology, A+
    WIP: MOS 2010

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