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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ussoneill, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. ussoneill

    ussoneill New Member

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    Hi, I am new to these forums obviously. I am recent graduate in Computer Studies and looking for my first job. I am taking a N+ course that is supposed to followed by the MCSA which is obviously no used unless I have a job. I think I have made a big mistake. :cry: But as I am three months into the course I suppose I have no choice but to continue.

    Rich aka ussoneill
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Welcome ussoneill, Dont get to down about the MCSA mate, you may find it ends up getting you a job, or sealing you a few more interviews, good luck with the N+, did you do any networking modules with your degree? should make the process a little easier :)

    hope we can help, someone should come along with the biscuits soon! :)
     
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  3. ussoneill

    ussoneill New Member

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    I am happy about doing the MCSA (even thought the brochure I have about the course is Win 2000) when I get to it. I did do three networking modules with my degree and HND. The problem is I am doing a joint course with Schiedegger, which I admit I have had no problems with until I looked into the N+ exam on the CompTIA website and found out they are updating the exam for next year.

    When I am ready for the exam sometime early in the new year some of the material I am studying does not include new technologies and therefore is out of date. I have emailed scheidegger about this but I am still waiting for a reply.
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    your not named after the former US destroyer are you?
    lol
     
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  5. ussoneill

    ussoneill New Member

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    No I am involved with a Star Trek based RPG. I use that name on the forums as I am also a fan of Stargate SG-1 and there was an alien ship called the oneill
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    a Star Trek and Stargate, good stuff :)
    maybe i should become the HMSTielk!
    haha
     
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  7. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Welcome to CertForums, good to see you here.
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  8. ussoneill

    ussoneill New Member

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    Thanks good to be here
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Welcome, ussoneill. Glad you found the forum. I think you'll find a lot of support here in your quest for employment and certification. Ironically, experience is really key to getting a job but of course, it's hard to get experience without working.

    Take heart, tho. It is possible. Five years ago, I lost my previous job and couldn't find another one that paid anything in that career track. I started on a quest to re-educate myself in IT while taking slave jobs to support my family and put myself through school.

    Long story short is that I have been earning 100% of my income in IT for over a year now. Last June, I got my first full-time, permanent job in IT as a technical writer...and icing on the cake, my first book will be published in February 2005.

    There is life after school...you just need to work hard and be patient. There's no guarentee of course, but you have to hang in there. You will probably work a non-IT job (I assume you already are) while taking contract work on the side. Great way to get experience and pump up your resume.

    Feel free to make use of the facilities here. Welcome.
     
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  10. Peter

    Peter Byte Poster

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    :D Welcome.:D ussoneill:D
     
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  11. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    A late welcome from me,too :D
     
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  12. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    and an even later welcome from me :biggrin
     
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  13. Firthy2002

    Firthy2002 Byte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
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  14. Loopy

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    Hi welcome to the forum, I am doing the MCSA in Windows Server 2003 too!!. Dredding the exams though, try and get some hands on with the software if you can too, even if you just install the demo software its worth it!!.
     
    Certifications: MCP 70-270
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  15. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    welcome aboard..:D
     
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  16. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I guess I am really late with the welcome.:D
     
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