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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Duckie, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. Duckie

    Duckie Nibble Poster

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    Hello

    I've (just) started down the self study path towards an A+ certification and have found this forum to be very useful (been lurking for a couple of days) and there seems to be such a great community spirit here.

    I'm currently a legal secretary in Newcastle (hello to the other geordies out there) although I'm hoping to work in Desktop Support eventually (no, not just as a stepping stone to anything greater but because I actually love troubleshooting end user problems).

    I have worked before in IT Support for about 2 years but my time was divided about 70/30 between IT and secretarial duties in a small firm (about 50 people). The IT dept consisted solely of a long-suffering sys admin who had been on numerous occasions refused the money to hire an assistant - enter me applying on spec for anything going and when they realised I was good with computers they took me on largely to help with the IT... something I will be forever grateful for :)

    That was a couple of years ago now and although I loved it at the time, it just didn't occur to me to seriously consider it as a career to pursue. It's only been this last six months or so, when I've been involved in a few IT projects at work, that I've realised how happy I am when I'm doing that and that it's hit me with a startling clarity that this is something I truly want job-wise and not just as a hobby, although I'm well aware it won't be easy.

    Computers have always been my passion; something I can thank my dad for. He used to be a programmer when I was growing up (in the days of the BBC Micro) and I would sit for hours on end as a five year old watching him work and learning bits myself.

    Well, that's me. I'm 22 and in true girlie style I'm completely chatty and seem to get easily carried away typing messages of essay proportions without even realising (now for instance? lol) I love reading so if I'm not glued to a computer, I've usually got my head in a book. Other interests include going to the theatre and socialising.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.

    ~Duckie
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MOS 2003
  2. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Hi duckie!!! :biggrin :biggrin

    Welcome to CF! Looks like you on the right path to where you want to go... just one thing you dont like beer do you? :rolleyes:
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF Duckie! :biggrin

    Bloomin' Geordies, they're everywhere! :p
     
  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Welcome to CF, duckie - sounds like you have plenty to offer as well as to gain here. Enjoy :)
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Duckie,

    Glad you found us, glad you like us :)
    Good luck with the A+, i am going to be starting my Question of the day back up soon in the A+ forum.
    Stay around :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi Duckie,

    Welcome to cert forums, sounds like your glad to be in the "IT Crowd" :biggrin

    The A+ is one of the best certs (and one of the more popular ones) to get, good choice.

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    G'day Duckie, glad you found us!

    That was an excellent introduction btw, looking forward to more of your chatty posts :biggrin
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  8. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums! :)
     
    Certifications: A+
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  9. Duckie

    Duckie Nibble Poster

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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys :)
     
    Certifications: MCDST, MOS 2003
  10. unemployedstudent

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    Hi Duckie,

    What did you do as a legal secretary? Typing I suppose, but what else and what did you type?

    Welcome to the flock. :D
     
    Certifications: BAISA(hons) Degree, ECDL.
    WIP: A+, CompTIA N+, CCNA
  11. Muhozya

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    Whatta bout Duckie, another duck 2 b slaughtered or????? :blink Hi Duckie :) welcome aboard dude, and feel the vibe. 8) 8) 8)
     
    Certifications: IT Diploma, w2k Professional, Server+
    WIP: MCSE
  12. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Hello Duckie! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), A+, Network+
    WIP: 70-270, MCSA

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