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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by trigent_killer, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. trigent_killer

    trigent_killer New Member

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    I don't normally bother with introductions on forum sites, but if that is the way of things here, then I will say a big HI, to everyone.

    My sig says it all. I am seriously looking into a career in IT, and Cert Forums have already saved me shelling out five big ones for IT training.

    I am now going to undertake the Comp TIA A+ off my own back and will probably pop in here for some help along the way.

    If you don't see me posting, then it's probably because I am lurking and reading much of the good advice that has already been posted.

    I am the wrong side of 30, I live in beautiful north Wales and I am currently a health professional. I am a very experienced home user of computers and I have an obscene number of computers actually up and running although only a few can be said to be anything like current technology.

    I am going nowhere in my current job which is set to become more academic and that is why I am considering a change (although not for the first time) to a career in IT.

    I am looking forward to interacting with you all and perhaps when I have got a little further, then maybe I can offer some advice to others.
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Ah, so you're 29 or younger. Well, we won't hold that against you. 8)

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -ken
     
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  4. onoski

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    Welcome to CF:)
     
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  5. trigent_killer

    trigent_killer New Member

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    Perhaps things are different on the CF, but to me the wrong side as you put it was a long time ago. Put it this way, as far as I am concerned, I am just the right side of 40 :)

    So I should just about have enough time left to make my fortune and retire at 55. :dry
     
  6. BosonMichael
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    I know what you meant... :) ...but I must say, I enjoy my 30s more than I did my 20s. The end of my time on earth might be getting closer... but life's getting better, not worse.
     
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  7. no_one_here

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    Welcome O Killer of Three Men.

    (tri...gent...killer -- oh forget it.)
     
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  8. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome to CF 8)
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF 8)

    It's not how old you are in years, it's how young at heart you are that matters.
     
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  10. trigent_killer

    trigent_killer New Member

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    Thanks for the warm welcome.

    I made a start today, ordering three Comp TIA A+ books. Two of them were recommended on the self study sticky thread and I got the For Dummies book, because it wasn't that expensive and I find them easy going when you want a quick reference.

    I won't perpetuate this greeting thread with more questions, so I'll leave this thread now and I'll move on to the regular forums if there is anything else I need to know.

    See you there.
     
  11. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Greetings & Welcome to CF:biggrin
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    Inexpensive or not, that A+ For Dummies book will be more of a boat anchor than a flotation device. Had a co-worker use it to study, and failed... twice. I turned her on to they All-in-One by Meyers, and she passed EASILY. She said that it made all the difference in the world, and that the Dummies book was worthless.
     
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  13. trigent_killer

    trigent_killer New Member

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    I have ordered the All-in-One and the Street Smarts, but I like the "For Dummies" series and have several. I wouldn't expect that one book alone to help me to pass my exam, but I can have a lot of time on standby in my present job where trying to get into a technical book without being near to a PC would probably be a waste of time.

    I see the "For Dummies" series as a handy introduction, a quick reference and in this case, an easy read when I might only have 10 minutes to spare.

    Don't worry, I will not be relying on it.
     
  14. tripwire45
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    Thanks for buying the A+ Street Smarts book. I can use the royalties. :biggrin
     
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