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Hello from US Georgia

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by iansane, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. iansane

    iansane Bit Poster

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    Hi everyone,

    My name is Ian. I live in Georgia, US.

    I have an Associate Degree in Computer Information Systems with concentration in Windows Server 2003.

    I'm currently enrolled in a Bachelor Degree program at a 4 year university, and working on A+ cert.

    I'll also be working on MSCE and CCNA but as far as the CCNA and everything Cisco, I am a complete clueless newb so I was glad to find this forum.

    I hope to learn a lot here and be able to return the favor later by helping others. I'm a big fan of community forums.
     
  2. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    WOW thats a lot of study!

    Welcome. :D
     
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  3. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)

    The best of luck with your studies!

    Qs
     
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  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

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  5. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Welcome from the long, skinny state to your immediate northwest.

    You don't mention whether you have any real-world IT experience, so I'll unpack my standard warnings and lay them at your feet...

    It's good that you're learning a bunch of stuff... but know that getting a bunch of certifications before you've got the appropriate amount of real-world experience really isn't a good idea. In fact, being overcertified can make it MORE difficult, not LESS difficult, for you to get your first IT job. Companies with MCSE-level or CCNA-level jobs won't hire you because you don't have real-world IT experience, and companies with entry-level jobs won't hire you because you 1) look too expensive, or 2) look like you're not going to stay there very long (whereby they'd have to find/hire/train someone all over again).

    What I would recommend is that you work while you're going to school to build up the real-world experience that employers desire - even if it takes you longer to finish school. Sure, certifications and degrees are great... but nothing beats experience, and nothing can take the place of experience - not certifications, and not degrees.

    Start looking for an entry-level IT job now. Certifications that you could pursue that are relevant to entry-level jobs are the A+, Network+, and MCDST certifications. I'd suggest you build some experience before moving past those.

    By the way... what is the MSCE? Check your acronyms... ;)

    Again, welcome!
     
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  7. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    A Microsoft Sertified Cystems Engineer - stoopid! :p
     
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  8. BosonJosh

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    My mistake - I thought it was this. 8)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  10. wagnerk
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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    I can only echo what BosonMichael already said.

    -ken
     
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  11. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome :D
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Good luck and welcome to CF 8)
     
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  13. The Zig

    The Zig Kilobyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to the forum! :biggrin
    There's some good advice from BosonMichael there.

    Good luck with the study.
     
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    WIP: CCNA; Server 2012; LPIC; JNCIA?

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