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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Alx, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Alx

    Alx New Member

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    Hi everyone I'm Alex, I am currently working as an electrician but am wanting to change career. I've had a look at a couple of training providers and National IT learning centre seems to be a decent one. I'm thinking about doing an intermediate level technical and systems engineer course. The qualifications would be A+, Network+, CompTIA and MCITP. I have read a few posts on here about self study but not really sure about that.

    Would appreciate any advice or guidance on just about anything! lol

    Thanks Alex
     
  2. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    Well it really depends how you prefer to learn and only you can answer that. If you have the money for training providers and you prefer to classroom learning then go for it.

    If you are happy to go hands-on and learn as you go via a book (Mike Myers All-in-One) and online videos (http://www.professormesser.com/) then you save money but it can take longer.

    One thing to comment on your thread, CompTIA is the organization - A+ and N+ are the exams. So you will be doing 3 qualifications.
     
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  3. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    Oh, and welcome to Cert Forums :)
     
    Certifications: BSc Computer Game Technology, A+
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  4. BosonJosh

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    You'll find most people on here recommending self study. It's much cheaper and you can move at your own pace. Furthermore, there are so many dodgy training providers, it's hard to ensure you're getting good training for your money.

    Welcome!
     
  5. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Welcome to CF! :D
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
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  6. dblight

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    Hi Alex,

    Welcome to CF also. I have only recently decided to go and crack on with my certifications again after working a number of years in IT already.

    I for one defiantly recommend self study. The obvious benefits are you do it at your pace and only shell out for the resources you need. If you do get stuck then this place is awesome. I recently purchased a Kindle and would highly recommend it for self study. I take it everywhere now and even if i just get 5 mins thats another page out of the book read!

    Anyway, welcome again!
     
    Certifications: 70-620:Configuring Windows Vista Client
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  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Another recommendation for self study. Welcome to the forums!
     
    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!
  9. karan1337

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    Self Study ROCKS!
     
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