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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by JD_82, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. JD_82

    JD_82 New Member

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    Hi

    My name's Jonathan (24) and I'm from Warrington (Home of the mighty Wire!!) in the good old NW of England.

    I'm currently employed as an IT recruitment consultant / Account manager.

    I am completely bored with my current job in recruitment, and would really like to be out there with the guys I'm recruiting.

    I came out of college in 2000 with an Advanced GNVQ in Bus Studies, and and NVQ 2 in IT. I decided to take a year out from education but planned to head to Uni. However, I never quite got to the Uni part as the job I took on led to very fast progression, from Office Admin, to Office Manager / IT Support officer. Then I went into Sales and quickly developed from Resourcer to Account Manager (where I am today) in the space of 18 months.

    I have IT skills to what I would call basic to basic-intermediate level... I can build PCs, install upgrades (hard/w and soft/w, have done some basic Registry editing. I have set up wireless networks at home. I have used Windows since 3.11 onwards, and can use MS office to an operational level.

    I think I fancy a career in IT security, and wondered what my options are considering all of the above?
     
  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello and Welcome to CF:biggrin

    What's the reason behind you choosing the Network Security path?

    It's not money is it?
     
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  3. JD_82

    JD_82 New Member

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    No, not the money at all. I'm not really driven by money - which is why i wanna get out of sales.

    I am just intrigued by the subject. I don't have any technical understanding, but the role's I work with at the moment all seem interesting. That's my only reasoning at the moment.
     
  4. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    Hello, welcome...

    Not too clued-up in the area you want to get into, but you are in a good position already because of all the 'hands - on' experience you've got. Stick here and you'll find loads of advice on the right direction to take! :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST, ITIL v3, MBCS, others...
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
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  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  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. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Good to meet you.
     
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  9. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  10. Wassup

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    hi, I'm on a similar path at the moment, heading towards network security.
    I have my a+ 601/602 in a couple of days and then taking the network+.
    After those I'm aiming for MCSA and then Security+ I reckon, hopefully picking up a few more 70s exams on the way.
    Good luck, there's tons of material out there and I'm sure that there's plenty of people here willing, ready and able to help
    :)
     
  11. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF!8)
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF mate!

    You might want to consider CompTIA's A+, Net+ and then Security +

    They will give you a really solid foundation to build the rest of your studies on. They are vendor neutral and globally recognised too. From there you can decide which vendor's path suits you best, possibly Microsoft or Cisco as they seem to be the most popular.

    Pete
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  13. fairgame

    fairgame New Member

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    The best certifications for you would be:
    MCSA Security specialisation
    CEH
    Comptia Security+
    CCNa

    That's exam exams - nine months study, or 4-6 months with expert support
     
  14. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    You must be a fortune teller or something.:rolleyes:
     
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  15. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Or something. :blink
     
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