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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by The One Free Man, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. The One Free Man

    The One Free Man New Member

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    Hi,

    Looking for as much help in getting a proper start in IT.

    Needs as much advice as possible.

    I got a Degree In Business Information technology, just a ordinary one no honours (did not do the project) but was heading for the old 2:2.

    This was in 2003, it is 2007 i left my old job in customer services once my uni debts were paid off. I have been applying for IT related jobs for months now but nothing at all.

    I know that the qualification I have means nothing without experience in the industry. So I am in the position or trap that many people are qualifications without experience, all theory no practical.

    I realised that degree qualifications mean less in IT then ever before. I want industry recognised qualiifcations with the chance of getting a proper job in IT. I saw cerco training on here and the comments so i am avoiding that.

    I am willing to take advice about this
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons.)
    WIP: A+ Certifcation
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Proper start: get your A+ certification through self-study while searching for an entry-level job. :thumbleft

    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!
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  4. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome

    What area of IT are you looking at?
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  5. The One Free Man

    The One Free Man New Member

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    I am looking to go into hardware support, technical and stuff like that, with a view with networking
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons.)
    WIP: A+ Certifcation
  6. purplejade

    purplejade Nibble Poster

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    Hi,Welcome
    Join the club..browse through and you will get lots of info here.
     
    Certifications: CCNA N+
    WIP: A+
  7. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    The go for the A+ first, N+ second, MCDST third and when you have enough experience do higher certs but try to get a job now.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  8. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  9. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to CF

    That doesn't matter, I have an ordinary degree and it suits me fine :)

    Like GBL said, get some entry level professional certs, while they do not guarantee you a job (nothing can) they do increase your chances alot.

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  10. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF and yep! I'd say and advise you go for the A+ cert through self home study at your own pace:biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell

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