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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by G_uk, May 12, 2008.

  1. G_uk

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    Hi people.

    I have been considering a career in IT for some time now. For the past twelve years I have been caring for a family member who sadly died in January this year.

    During my time as a carer, computers and the internet have been the only things that I have maintained an active interest in.

    After recently looking to get my life back on track and realising that I have no current work skills after twelve years of caring, the opportunity has arisen to take the compTIA A+ course. This was referred through the Jobcentre.

    As I understand it the course is an intensive 13 week course. I have an interview towards the end of this week at a local training centre. My acceptance onto the course will be subject to an assessment from this interview, notably my current general knowledge of computers and software.

    I've been on-line since 1997 so I'm hoping my current knowledge will see me through. But I can't emphasize enough how important this opportunity is to me.

    Any pointers and advice is gladly welcome.

    Thanks
    G
     
  2. Sparky
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    Perhaps some background reading might give you a head start?

    Many of us have used this book to pass the A+.....

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Certificati...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210630792&sr=8-1


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  3. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi & welcome to CF :D

    Good luck for the interview.

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  4. G_uk

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    Thanks NB
     
  6. Sparky
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    Ahh, no probs.

    You can get a free pdf here that might help.
    http://www.cramsession.com/default.asp

    It’s geared towards the A+ but your test might be about knowing your way around a PC so you can then progress onto the A+.

    Best of luck for the test on Thursday. :biggrin
     
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  7. G_uk

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    Cheers for that.

    Yes I got the impression the assessment will be aimed more at my own computing and software set up *fingers crossed*

    :biggrin
     
  8. BosonMichael
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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  9. wagnerk
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    Hi & welcome to CF, glad you've joined :)

    -Ken
     
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    Hi Welcome :)
     
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    Hello & Welcome,

    Take the oportunity with both hands the A+ is a great start in the IT industry..

    Good luck, I hope you enjoy your studies.:biggrin
     
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  12. sunn

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  13. G_uk

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    Thank you all for your warm welcomes, help and encouragement.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forums!
     

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