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Hello! Really good site!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Eman, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Eman

    Eman New Member

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    :eek: Ive been searching for a long time for a set of Forums like this one.

    Im a 25 year old bloke from Canberra Australia who has been working in computer retail as a repair technician for 8 years.

    I currently have NO certifications, so my career opportunites are very limited at the moment. I am keen to finally get my butt into gear and become certified and this looks like a great site to come for help and advice, as I am still a little unclear of a lot of things.

    I have recently applied for a Diploma of Network Engineering with Spherion, but was unable to start because of finacial reasons (didnt have the 15 grand to throw around).

    Now, I am looking at other (cheaper) options. I am interested more in a support role as it is what I have been doing since I was 17.
     
  2. sas

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    Hi Eman [​IMG]Welcome to the forums..just found them my self about a week ago...very helpful people in here. I am just starting a MCSE course and was glad to find this site as i was unaware of anyone else doing it and a bit wary of the company i went with but after being here for about ten minutes my mind was at peace with the matter so i feel its very good to be here. Sorry for rambling heehee [​IMG]
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    Welcome mate, glad you found us

    what sort of support path are you looking to traverse?

    Networking? Operating Systems? Servers and NOC support?

    what have you gained your experiance in?

    Hope we can help you get where you want to go :)
     
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  4. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

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    g'day Eman.

    Welcome:!:

    Ask away. :D
     
  5. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to our humble *cyber* abode Eman...glad you could find us...if there's anything you want to ask dont be afraid..we're not here to bite...(unless of course its Rosy or Jak!!! chat room anybody :blink ) but dont be afraid mate....just to repeat Phoenix's questions what path are you looking to go for and what sort experience do you have? I know you mentioned repair technician but whats your main aim?
     
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  6. Phil
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    Welcome to Certforums Eman. You probably already know this but there are various different paths down the road to certification some much more expensive than others. If you need any advice there's no shortage of people round here who are prepared to provide it, ask away :)
     
    Certifications: MCSE:M & S MCSA:M CCNA CNA
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  7. Jakamoko
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    [​IMG] Can't possibly think what you mean ?!?!?


    Yup - welcome from me too Eman. Glad you like our site.

    btw, we have a certain fondness for Aussies too - Nugg, attend to our new Member, mate ......[​IMG]
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  8. nugget
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    Hi Eman, and welcome to the best forum in the Universe (well of course not the whole Universe, just the known Universe).

    Pull up a keyboard and make yourself at home, AJ will put the kettle on and Greebo has chocolate biscuits stashed away somewhere.

    BTW Ice cold VB comin' at ya *toss*
     
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  9. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    A big welcome to you Eman, take your time and have a good look around. If your not sure of anything or the armadillo gets too friendly just let me know.

    Speak soon. Si
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    I dont do "friendly", Buster :x
     
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  11. AJ

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    Hi there Eman and welcome


    Don't want the kettle on Nugget just a fridge full of cold ones :alc
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  12. Eman

    Eman New Member

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    Hey, thanks to all who replied!:D

    Most of my experience has been with repairing/troubleshooting and building white box computers as well as a medium amount of small office networking.
    I have no knowlege or interest in Linux.

    Im still a bit unsure of what I want to do in the long term, but I figured for now I will just start with the A+ Hardware/OS and A+ Networking. Then maybe re-access my situation when I have those certifications.

    For the A+, I am thinking about buying the A+ All-in-one exam guide by Michael Meyers. as it seems to be the main one people talk about when studying for the A+ exams. (its also reasonably priced).

    I recently contacted Self-Cert (www.selfcert.com.au). They are offering a complete online "self paced" training course for the MCSE for $4700au (1800 pounds). But I have no idea if it is worth it or even if they are a reputable company. If anyone here has used Self-Cert, what are they like?

    A big problem is being bombarded by all the various training companies offering "The best career solution for you! GUARENTEED!" :rolleyes:
     
  13. Greebo

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    Oops..............:oops: You mean they we're all for me :eek:

    Hi Eman :D I'm just popping to the shop.......... back soon :biggrin
     

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