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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Jud, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. Jud

    Jud New Member

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    Hi, you must be thinking what is Jud doing late saturday night posting his first thread. well at 32 years old I woke up thinking "I need a new career change" and guess what it has something to do with computers and i found this great site with many words of wisdom but WOW has it confused me even more. From the days of the commodore c64 to the present i've always had an intrest in computers and it's been staring me in the face all these years, a career in something i have a soft spot for. But anyway before I waffle on anymore. The problem i've got is I want to go into networking but don't no which route cisco or microsoft? distance learning? open university? . I'm leaning towards cisco but I had a lovely man from computeach visit me giving me his hard sell. I do like the sound of a microsoft networking professional, comptia A+ , MCP, MCSA, MCSE cert's but at £5,000 it's a bit steep .You now what I bet I should have posted most of this message in another thread . JUD
     
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  2. Bigsistermidnight

    Bigsistermidnight Bit Poster

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    Hiya welcome to the forum. Im a newbie as well - I have taken on the advice that I got from the fantastic people on here and started to self study the A+. Its the cheaper option and certainly less stressful.
     
    Certifications: SG Computing Studies(ha ha),ECDL
    WIP: A+
  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Hi Jud and welcome to the forum.

    Please take the time to read previous topics in our Training and development forum. A lot of useful info pertaining to people in your situation is there. Check out the pinned threads first because they contain very enlightening stuff that you will benefit from reading.

    Firstly consider the A+ via a self study route. Even if you don't progress from there, the information you learn will be of use. After doing that you can then move on to the N+. It is at this point in time that you should start thinking about direction and possible training providers. You will be in a far better position to make sensible career decisions.

    In a nutshell, do not believe what salesman say, they tend to paint every situation with a nice glossy coat of lacquer.

    Do not part with any money until you have done your own independent research beforehand. If you do, you may well end up as yet another very disgruntled, financially depleted individual.

    Good luck,

    Pete
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Feel like that every time I log on to the site ....:blink

    Welcome Jud - thanks for your kind words. And consider seriously that SALESmen may not be the answer to your IT goal. As Pete said, read around, and seriously consider self-study initially - do the sums, it makes sense :)
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  5. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums! :)
     
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  6. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Greetings :biggrin
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to the Mad House! :biggrin
     
  8. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF mate! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
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  9. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Jud. Welcome to CertForums. :)
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  10. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Hi Jud and welcome to the forums :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF. :)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  12. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  13. Jud

    Jud New Member

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    Thankyou all for the welcome and advice, just to let you know i'm going down the self study route, got my all in one A+ book by meyers and will progress from there
    Thanks
    Jud
     
    Certifications: none
    WIP: A+
  14. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Welcome aboard. Glad to hear you are going to give the A+ a go by yourself.
    With Mike Myers All in One, an old PC to break and fix (constantly :) ) the web, and this great forum you can do it.

    Best of luck :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  15. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Hi Jud. welcome.
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  16. MarkN

    MarkN Nibble Poster

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    Hay Jud

    Welcome to the forum -
     
    Certifications: MCSE NT4\W2K,CNE,CCEA,ASE
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  17. fyerman

    fyerman New Member

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    Morning Jud and welcome!!!
     
    Certifications: business computing course circa '96

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