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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by jimbo0282, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. jimbo0282

    jimbo0282 Bit Poster

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    Hi everyone, its nice to see there are so many people here that could be a great help to me. Im seriously thinking of taking up I.T. as a career. Have been looking at firebrand cramming courses and home learning. After reading a lot of comments about the cramming course i am edging towards the home learning area. Comptia seem to do a I.T. starter kit which includes the A+ N+ MCSA and CCNA. Is this too much to start with should i just do the A+/ N+ to begin with. Any info from you guys would be a massive help to get me into an I.T. career.
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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  3. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:)
     
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    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  5. sunn

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    Welcome to the forums... :)

    Sounds like you're new to the IT world, at least as a career choice. I strongly suggest you take it slowly and start with the A+ and go from there. The starter kit (with A+ N+ MCSA and CCNA) sounds like too much especially without experience. :eek:
     
  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF 8)
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I agree with sunn 100%, calling it a "starter kit" with MCSA and CCNA is just ridiculous.

    Go for the A+ and then Net+ and see how you get on, you'll have a much better idea about what you want to do when you've done them :)

    Welcome to CF by the way :) !
     
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Another vote for doing the A+ and Network+, and holding off on the MCSA and CCNA.

    Welcome!
     
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  9. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)

    I agree that self-study for the A+ and N+ is the best way to start.
     
  10. jimbo0282

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    Cheers guys youve helped me make my decision, Im gonna start with the A+/N+ home study and go from there. Just gotta find the cash now!! Thanks again ..
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    what cash?

    You could self study by that I mean get the books an old pc to mess with read the books, mess with the pc then do the exams.

    Its a hell of a lot cheaper, you can do it at your own pace and you can't rip your self of by supplying yourself the wrong or inadeqaute material
     
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  12. JohnBradbury

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    HELLO DR NICK ....

    Welcome to CF
     
  13. jimbo0282

    jimbo0282 Bit Poster

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    OK book studying sounds good! which books are the best for A+ and N+. Thanks.
     
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  14. Lev Arris

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    I used the Mike Meyers books. They're really well written and nice to read with plenty of little analogies to keep you entertained while learning!!!

    There also not very expensive. As brucelee said get an old PC so you can take it apart and have some hands-on while you're reading.

    Almost forgot welcome to CF
     
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  15. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi and welcome to CF!:D
     
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