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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by PCV, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. PCV

    PCV New Member

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    Hello

    Great information, but can someone tell me if at 43 i am too old

    to be thinking of finally moving into IT? :blink
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    No you wre not too old, there people on here 15 or so years your senior and havent been in IT that long. Emplyers don't care what age you are they care if you can do the job.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  3. PCV

    PCV New Member

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    Hi

    Thanks, i feel better all ready!!! :D

    Was thinking Advent but not sure?? Is there anyone who would know?

    Thanks
     
  4. greenbrucelee
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    Save your cash if your determined enough you could self study.

    What are you looking at studying and how much IT experience do you have?
     
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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello PCV and welcome to CF:biggrin

    As for being too old....nah your never to old to learn something New and they are lot's of people here who are older than you. I'm sure Harry (Hbroomhall)will tell you that when he wakes up from his afternoon nap:p:twisted:

    I have heard of Advent but never done any training with them.

    You could try this link:- advent training posted on CF

    or have a look under the training section on CF or just put Advent in the search command.

    Good luck with your studies:thumbleft
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
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  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    I'd agree with GBL - save your money and do it yourself.

    Harry. (carefully ignoring UCM's dig - which is far too close to the truth...)
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
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  7. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF, from another 'born again teenager'. 8)
     
  8. PCV

    PCV New Member

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    I'm looking at MCSE/MCSA

    Working my up form Comptia A+ , MCP and MCDST.

    Have used computers for more years than i care to remember :blink.

    Have some knowledge as to performance an error fixing, and also wireless LAN ect, but that's it!!!!

    I do drive my wife nuts with tinkering and fiddling with our home pc so she suggested i learn some new skills and maybe get a new job at the same time????? :cry:
     
  9. BosonMichael
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    Another vote for "not too old". Welcome to the forums!
     
    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!
  10. PCV

    PCV New Member

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    Thanks gang

    I think i will be cancelling the Advent course and saving myself some dosh.
     
  11. PCV

    PCV New Member

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    Comptia A+ and then work up to MCSA/MCSE?

    General performance/error fixing and some LAN installing knowledge.
     
  12. PCV

    PCV New Member

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    Had a look through some old posts and have come to the decision that i will go for the Comptia A+ , Network+ and MCDST.

    Gonna forget MCSA/MCSE for the time being :D .

    Once again, great information and help !!!!!
     
  13. greenbrucelee
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    Good idea, having the MCSE/MCSA without real world experience can do more damage to your employment prospects than good. A+, N+ and MCDST are a good choice.
     
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  14. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Good decision with the A+, N+ - They're a great start to any career in IT.

    Welcome to the forums :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  15. Notes_Bloke

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    Good decision, welcome to CF and good luck with the certs:D

    NB
     
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  16. asam.shan

    asam.shan Nibble Poster

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    Welcome to CF and good Luck.

    Self Study and no youre not too old.
     
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  17. mattstevenson

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    No way! My Boss got into the business at around about your age, and he now owns his own computer repair company. Go for it!

    I strongly recommend the Comptia certs as a good foundation.
     
    Certifications: Triple A+. Network+, CCENT
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  18. PCV

    PCV New Member

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    Done it!!

    Cancelled the Advent course and bought myself the Mike Meyers Certification Passport Comptia A+ book.

    Just started to read it and found it to be easy to digest :biggrin .
     

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