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Hello everyone, from an old newbie!! :)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Lucky Luxy, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Lucky Luxy

    Lucky Luxy New Member

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    Hi everyone on Cert Forums!
    My name is Spencer and I'm a 36 year old family man. I'm an engineer by trade, but have always been interested in computers.
    I've decided to do a computer course, as I would find it very interesting. On my online travels, I found this forum and decided to join!
    Anyway, just thought I would introduce myself to you all, I hope you are all well and I look forward to being part of this community and getting to know you all.
    Cheers,
    Spencer
     
  2. 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
  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hello and welcome to CF!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  4. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Hi welcome to CF!
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
    WIP: A+
  5. reddevil12

    reddevil12 Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :D
     
    Certifications: a+
    WIP: 70-270 / 70-680
  6. 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!
  7. Lucky Luxy

    Lucky Luxy New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
     
  8. HangoverSpecialist

    HangoverSpecialist Bit Poster

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    Hello and Welcome to CertForums!

    Which computer course are you taking/studying?

    HS.
     
    Certifications: AS Computing
    WIP: A+, N+
  9. Lucky Luxy

    Lucky Luxy New Member

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    I want to do a Networking course, as it is hands on and it pays very well. I'm a Mechanical Engineer by trade, so the hands on aspect suits me.
    The reason I joined these forums is because I'm trying to get advise about what course provider I should go for.
    I've spoken to Computeach and the National IT Learning Centre, but don't know what one is best.
    All i know is that the NITLC is about £1000 more expensive the Computeach, but the reviews I read online from about 5 years ago, are saying that NITLC is better. Computeach got some good reviews but also some bad ones. Though these reviews were from quite a few years ago now, so it might be all different now!?
    I really want to do this and am willing to pay the money, so I want to choose the best option!
    Any advise would be really grateful!
     
  10. chuckles

    chuckles Kilobyte Poster

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    Howdy and welcome to CF! My background is MS in ChE and I also have loved computers. Good luck on your studies. You should be able to get basic certifications (A+ and N+) without any trouble with self-study (and its a lot less expensive)
     
    Certifications: '07/'09 A+, N+, S+
    WIP: maybe something Apple
  11. Lucky Luxy

    Lucky Luxy New Member

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    Thanks for the advice, what is the best way to go about self study? Why do I go for exams, books etc? Cheers!
     
  12. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    If your doing A+ and/or Network+ then self study is the way to go. I would do the A+ first and get either/both the Mike Myers book and Sybex A+ book as they are regarded as the best. Also get yourself a PC to mess around with or a home lab setup if your planning on taking your studies further and it will cost you a lot less then spending it on a training provider.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP | MCDST | MCTS: Hyper-V | MCTS: AD | MCTS: Exchange 2007 | MCTS: Windows 7 | MCSA: 2003 | ITIL Foundation v3 | CCA: Xenapp 5.0 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator on Windows 7 | MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician on Windows 7
    WIP: Online SAN Overview, VCP in December 2011
  13. trebor_88

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    Welcome :)
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, MCSA, MCITP:EDST, MCTS:7
    WIP: VMware VCP 5, MCSE and CCNA

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