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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Gediknight, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Gediknight

    Gediknight New Member

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    I'm an oldie but goldie living in Scotland and sick of my job, have decided to join the IT community and re train for a new career. Have a love of computers and helping people out, if anyone has any advice for me, let me know.


    Looking at MCDST at University, distant learing. ComptTIA A + at Pitman.

    What do you think, would like to get into the security side of computing or whilst studying might find my niche.


    Thanks for your help. :D
     
    WIP: MCDST or COMPTIA
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    You can do your certs by self study and you should do A+ and N+ before the MCDST as they will give you a good grounding before attempting the MCDST
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. Gediknight

    Gediknight New Member

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    Did you mean Comp TIA A + first ?
     
    WIP: MCDST or COMPTIA
  4. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Yup... plus you may consider doing Network+ before MCDST as well.

    Again, as GBL says, you can self-study Network+ too...

    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Another vote here for A+, N+ and MCDST in that order.

    CompTIA also have a Security+ cert.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I agree with what's already been said, above.

    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. Gediknight

    Gediknight New Member

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    Thanks so much everyone, really appreciate you help and advice.

    live long and prosper. :biggrin
     
    WIP: MCDST or COMPTIA
  8. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the certs!

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

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums...
    Here's another vote for self-studying.
     
  10. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Welcome to CF :)

    IMO, start off in "general" IT before delving into the security side - it'll open your eyes more :)

    -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
  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009

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