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Hey All!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ScottRM, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. ScottRM

    ScottRM New Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I've been stalking the site over the last few weeks looking for advice on training courses only to find one right under my nose!

    I'm pretty good with computers but have no qualifications and wanted to get into the industry and maybe build computers for fun - just signed up at my local college to do COMPTIA A+; it was only £400!

    Much better than the £3000 other companies were quoting me!

    I look forward to pestering you all for advice and help! :rolleyes:

    Scott
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    Major congrats on finding a less-expensive training course! That's a much better option than paying thousands of dollars for an entry-level certification course.

    That said, most of us here have you beat... paying a few bucks for a book and going the self-study route. ;)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. ScottRM

    ScottRM New Member

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    I thought about doing that - but I'm just not disciplined enough!

    I think going to college a couple of nights a week will motivate me to do the theory stuff - I'm really looking forward to it.

    Hoping to start having a go at building my first comp this week (first from scratch, I've tinkered with many).
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    Eventually, you'll have to learn to be disciplined enough. In IT, you have to constantly study to stay on top of new technologies... and unfortunately, most companies aren't going to pay for you to attend expensive training courses, nor are they going to give you time off work to attend them.

    That said, I do understand why you would want to take a training course since it's your first time through these waters. :)

    There's nothing like a self-built computer. I'm sitting right next to mine... a self-built Core 2 Duo box, built about a year ago. :)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hi and welcome to CF.

    I do have to agree with BM, I am starting to see what he means now my self. It is important to be able to know how to teach yourself, because there will be times where thats all you got.
     
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  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF and good luck with the A+ :)
     
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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