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hellooooooooooooooo all

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by G1BB0, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. G1BB0

    G1BB0 Nibble Poster

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    lo all just a quick hello

    currently looking into retraining and was given a link to this site by a m8 (STU_C)

    not sure which route to go but hopefully the threads on the site will help me make my choice :)

    laters

    Gibbo
     
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  2. tripwire45
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    Greetings, Gibbo. Welcome to certforums. Tell us a bit more about what decision you are trying to make. We'd love to help out. Cheers.
     
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  3. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Welcome to the site Gibbo, good to have you here. Yeah as Trip says spill more of the beans and maybe we can help you out with your decision making.
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Yeah, g'day from me too, G1bbo - welcome to our place :D


    The Guys here will cetainly answer more than a few questions and hopefully we'll help you decide which direction is best for you...enjoy !
     
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  5. Phoenix
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    Greetz Gibbo, you stumbled into the right place it seems :)
    what sort of direction are you looking to go? do you have any current experience? let us know as much as you can and we will do what we can to help :)
     
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  6. G1BB0

    G1BB0 Nibble Poster

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    right

    am currently a chef who spends 90% of spare time on pc, have a hnd in business and accounting and did 1 year of a software systems development degree at UNI but due to kids etc I had to withdraw.

    have worked for an IT firm mainly part identification, basic testing and database work.

    build pc's for self, family and friends.

    troubleshoot for friends and family either at home or via phone with a pretty decent success rate (which aint easy due to their normally sod all knowledge :) )

    am deliberating with going for MCSE or web design altho I do feel hardware/os' is my best strength and what I have most experience/knowledge in.

    will continue to work to fund this and my 3 kids lol so has to be not too exhaustive with good potential for employment at the end.

    and I have shedloads of books on software systems design, access, dreamweaver etc etc
     
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  7. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Hi from me to Gibbo :biggrin
     
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  8. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    And a welcome from me!
     
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  9. nugget
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    Welcome to the forum mate.:D
     
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  10. Stu_C

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    welcome gibbo, took your time getting here ;)
     
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  11. G1BB0

    G1BB0 Nibble Poster

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    well I have decided to do a MCSE Networking - MS server 2003

    start in a few weeks, its with computeach who I know have had some bad press off a few peeps but as long as I have the material I dont care as you get out what you put in regardless of who its with


    so hopefully soon .... :D
     
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  12. Stu_C

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    Glad to hear you finally made your mind up. And wish you luck on your chosen path.

    Stu
     
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  13. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hope you serve meals quicker than you reply to posts, Gibbo :blink


    JOKING !!!! Mate - seriously good luck with your studies, we're all here to help where we can :thumbleft

    Any chance of a steak ??? :oops:
     
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  14. tripwire45
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    Rock on, Gibbo. Just do it! :D
     
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  15. G1BB0

    G1BB0 Nibble Poster

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    ok, the exams i will be doing are thus - 70-270, 70-290, 70-291, 70-299, 70-293, 70-294 & 70-298

    aint gonna list what they are as my post would be huge

    before i commence what do you recommend to make life easier and study less stressfull (if thats possible)

    would rather have all the necessary extras (apart from what they supply of course) I need b4 i commence :)
     
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  16. tripwire45
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    I imagine that you'll be buying your books through your training provider and that your provider will be giving you access to computers and servers running the appropriate operating systems. It doesn't hurt to be able to have a small home lab but sometimes that's impractical for financial or other reasons.

    You can get an evaluation copy of Windows Server 2003 from Microsoft (it's free) at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/evaluation/trial/default.mspx

    It's only good for 180 days and then stops working, but it will give you a chance to play with it outside of the classroom environment.

    What will make it easier depends on how you learn. Some people are maniacs and bury their nose in a book or work at a terminal for endless hours. Other people need to take frequent breaks and alternate activities or they go bonkers.

    I need it to be relatively quiet to study (which my family has a hard time understanding sometimes) but you could be the sort that could study in a war zone and not have it affect you.

    You are the best expert there is on what you need in order to learn and what your style of learning is like. I recommend getting as much hands-on time on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 as possible, tho. Practice, practice, practice. If you read about it in a book, see if you can do it on the computer and then keep doing it until you are familiar with whatever process you are learning. If something goes wrong, try to figure out what it is. Do your research both with your texts and on the web.

    Part of CertForum's "mission" is to be part of your support but you'll find that you'll have to seek out multiple sources to get the answer to certain problems. Just about anyone can use a search engine but sometimes you have to play around with the search string before the right answer presents itself (hopefully).

    I hope something in all of the above is useful to you. Good luck.
     
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  17. G1BB0

    G1BB0 Nibble Poster

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    hmmmm must have read my thoughts

    just gave a bloody pc away last week that was sat in the cupboard (athlon 1100, 512 ra etc etc) would have been perfect

    suppose I will have to hijack my daughters pc, will be a lot of discontent but hey hopefully it will be worth it :)

    as for literature, yeah they provide all material, I guess I will buy a cram guide or 2, we also get transcender

    have to say am excited at doing this but at the same time slightly nervous :eek:

    aslong as I can get a career at the end of it and throw away my chef's whites i dont care what it takes hehe
     
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  18. tripwire45
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    I'd never even put my hands inside a PC before I started my program. I was afraid I'd break something and not be able to fix it. After getting started, I was hooked. It's a blast. :)
     
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