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Help Me!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Franka, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Franka

    Franka New Member

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    Hi guys and gals im a real newbie when it comes to using forums so I hope I'm doing ok. I found the site simply by chance whilst browsing for certification courses. What a mine field!! All I want to do is learn and get a good job in IT.

    Am I asking too much???
     
    Certifications: BSc
    WIP: Cisco
  2. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF.

    First things first,lets hear a little about yourself so's you can get the right advice.

    Getting qualified and employed in IT are two very different animals and need to be handled respectively.Are you new to IT or have you experience?Actually,you already have experience,since you're using a PC to write your post!

    8)
     
    Certifications: A+ Network+
  3. Franka

    Franka New Member

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    Hi Mal..

    I have been interested in computers for about 15 years and have self taught myself quite alot.. I easily know my way around a computer and most popular apps. As a job I currently sell computer systems for a very large chain of computer superstores (owned by the dixons group!). I am stuck on the wrong side of IT! :cry:
     
    Certifications: BSc
    WIP: Cisco
  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Franka, welcome to CF :)

    Seems to me you're selling yourself a little short here. You work with PCs (OK, retailing, but I assume some product knowledge is expected of you ?) and also you list ECDL in your certifications in your profile. Many people come to this site with little or none of the above, or anything similar, yet go on to make their goals.

    I guess from what you say, A+ is going to be the best place to start. We have a board dedicated to this entry-level cert, so why not have a mosy around there and see what you think ?

    Good luck :)
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  5. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Then let's get started!!

    Have you looked at any certs you are interested in?
     
    Certifications: A+ Network+
  6. Franka

    Franka New Member

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    Thanks Gav I will have a look in at th A+ and see what I come up with.... Do employers look for A+?
     
    Certifications: BSc
    WIP: Cisco
  7. Franka

    Franka New Member

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    I Have looked at the main MS certs but i really dont know what an employer would be looking for these days? The last thing I would want to do is spend my time studying for something that is not rated as worth having
     
    Certifications: BSc
    WIP: Cisco
  8. Franka

    Franka New Member

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    I think I have made up my mind... from reading other posts the A+ as a self study option seems like a good sound foundation to start.

    Thanks guys!! :D
     
    Certifications: BSc
    WIP: Cisco
  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin
     
  10. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Hi Franka - Welcome to CF...
     
  11. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there Franka and welcome to CF :)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009

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