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Hello, I am the newbie here.......

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by eldaddio, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. eldaddio

    eldaddio New Member

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    I have joined the CF site, as I can see that there is a real mixture of people here, both qualified and looking to get qualified in IT (like myself).

    Any advice is really helpful to me.

    I am 39, and currently working in electronics. For various reasons, I have decided to leave my job, and have been harbouring thoughts of changing careers for a while.

    Based on this, I've decided now is the window of opportunity for me to have a go at getting into IT.

    I am planning on doing the fast track Comp TIA A+ in a couple of weeks time. Straight after that I will begin looking for jobs, and see if I can use some of my transferable skills to get a foot in the door. I think it's going to be tough, but I do live between Reading, Guildford and Basingstoke, so there should be plenty of opportunity.

    My background in IT is limited, e.g. building, installing, upgrading, fixing home PC's. I did a support job, but that was about 16 years ago, and was therefore before Windows as most people know it (don't laugh too much).

    Thanks for reading!
     
    WIP: Comp TIA A+
  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Good luck on the certs.

    NB
     
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    WIP: MCSA
  3. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    Good luck with the A+
     
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    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    I got into computing from electronics - for me it made it easier to understand how things work!

    Harry.
     
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    WIP: Server+
  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  6. Ropenfold

    Ropenfold Kilobyte Poster

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    Hello and welcome to the forums :D
     
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  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. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forum...
     
  9. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip

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