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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by MutatedMatt, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. MutatedMatt

    MutatedMatt New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    This is my first post on CertForums (or any forum for that matter!). I stumbled across your site whilst researching MCSA/MCSE courses, and I'm really glad I did! I've found some great advice already, especially about the potential pitfalls of using IT training companies (Yes, I've already had a couple of visits from salesmen, sorry "career advisors", who very nearly sold me very expensive :eek: & unsuitable :twisted: courses).

    I'm from Stoke-on-Trent, currently unemployed and unemployable after being made redundant, so I'm thinking about retraining and doing a compTIA A+ and N+ course as a way to get into the IT industry and get a new career going - but I'll probably take the self-learning route to start with!

    That's about it for now, but no doubt you'll be hearing from me again soon...

    Matt
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: CompTIA A+
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    As you have no doubt figured out all certs can be done by self study no need to waste the cash you don't really have on a course.

    Good luck with your studies.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    Glad you're doing the A+ & Network+ courses (self-study or class) & exams. They're great basic certs to start off with in the IT world, not to be mistaken for easy.

    -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
  4. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  5. redcard

    redcard Bit Poster

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    You seem to be in a similar position to me. Got redundancy in January. I'm gonna go with the A+
     
  6. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums... :sunny
    Good luck with the :study. With the right mind-set you'll be successful.
     
  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    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!
  8. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the studies.

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

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