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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by JohnHibs, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. JohnHibs

    JohnHibs New Member

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    Hi all!

    Just stumbled across this site - was looking at IT training course reviews and it led me here. Looking to break into the IT industry as a career change - I gather from some posts Ive read that N+ and A+ are the way to start? I'm looking for something that will look good on a CV and help me with my dreams of emigrating to canada in the future.

    I love tinkering with pc's and am hoping to get cracking asap - any help/guidance will greatly appreciated!

    ta!

    J
     
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    A full honours degree and 4+ years experience will probably be your best bet if you want to emigrate.

    Some countires also give extra points for study in their country, so if you do consider doing a full time degree, consider doing it in the country you wish to emigrate to.

    Best of luck ! :D
     
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  3. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Welcome to Cert Forums. MCSE and CCNA/CCNP are also looked favorably upon when going for the US/Canada and Australia
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -ken
     
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  5. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    MCSE counts as a 2 year diploma for Oz and you will need at least 6 years work experience to go with it.

    I'm not aware of the US or Canada giving credit for certs for immigration purposes, so I'd double check that.
     
    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH
  6. JohnHibs

    JohnHibs New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome guys!

    I should say that immigration is way off for me right now - I primarily want to get into IT over here!

    There is a course from Angus college for A+ that costs £250 - but ILA Scotland will pay the first £200. I was thinking of doing that.

    Does that seem like a good idea? Or am I better buying books from amazon or the like?
     
  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
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