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hello from up north!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by PaperThin, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. PaperThin

    PaperThin New Member

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    Hi all - I'm Chris, currently working at a IT Helpdesk, with a contract ending tomorrow of all days! Nothing lined up at the moment, just waiting to hear back from employers......:S

    I Had an NITLC rep come over to my place and we discussed the N+/MCSE/SQL/CCNA Technical and Systems Engineer course which I think I will definately pursue once I can get a career dev loan!(Would I be able to get a CDL even with no job?) I think I might just study for the N+ N10-003 myself, and possibly even the MCP XP Pro exam, then go for the NITLC course. What do you guys think?
     
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  2. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    Hi PaperThin, welcome to CF. It sounds like you have a fair bit of experience, so self study might be the way to go. With your contract coming to an end, and nothing in site at the moment, you could probably get started on the N+ quickly, and have the time to study. Although that might change when you get a new job.


    I am a big fan of self study, but it can be very difficult to buckle down and get things done. It really depends on wether you can motivate yourself to learn, and find the time.

    Good luck, and stick around no matter what you decide. There are lot's of members around who are willing to answer any questions you might have. :D
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, PaperThin. Welcome to CertForums. Glad you found the place. Sorry to hear about your job ending. Hope another opportunity comes along soon. I agree with Punkboy. Perhaps self study would be the better route for someone with experience such as yourself.

    We are here to help if you need it. Cheers.
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to the forum :biggrin
     
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  5. PaperThin

    PaperThin New Member

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    Thanks for the advice guys.

    One thing i forgot to mention was the fact I only have a few weeks experience at the helpdesk, I was originally taken on as a rollout engineer/it assistant and for the remainder of my contract they put me in the helpdesk.

    I think i will definately go self study for the N+ and XP pro, but possibly go the NITLC route for the server exams, but that is probably a good few months down the line. I have 2 networked computers (plus my flatmates) one with an eval copy of server 03 on it would that be enough to self study for the server exams?
     
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  6. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.:D
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi and welcome from me as well, PaperThin - I always like to see the Scots' numbers rising (just like Parliament around here !! :wink:)

    Good luck however you choose to progress :)
     
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  8. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :)
     
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  9. PaperThin

    PaperThin New Member

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    A bit of news on the old job front - I have an interview for a general 1st & 2nd line support/helpdesk position at a large oil company today at 3pm! what exactly should i expect at the interview? I don't have too much helpdesk experience, will they ask me to carry out any tests or anything?
     
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  10. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Try looking at tc27 thread about his inverview experiences. Of course all interviews are different as employers require a wide range of differing skills from their employees.
     
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  11. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    Just out of interest PaperThon, what oil company? I actually start a job with ExxoMobile today. :D

    EDIT: PS GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  12. PaperThin

    PaperThin New Member

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    Noble drilling, in Aberdeen, a fairly large company I believe.

    Good luck with the job punkboy!
     
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  13. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Good luck PT . :)
     
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  14. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF. :)
     
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