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Hi! a newbie here!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Bobcat, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Bobcat

    Bobcat New Member

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    Hi, i'm new here, and already found the forums here really useful! For the record,I have the following qualifications, and at the mo, looking for work, to exand my experience, as I think I have the basics here! I would love to study either the CCNA course, or resit the N+ as i failed it 2 years ago, by 5 points :blink I think, however, i might have to retake the course again, as things have changed quite a lot! Anyhow, time to stop waffling and onto the qualififcations:
    ECDL, CLAIT, A+, MCP, MCDST, and loads of Learndirect courses, such as customer services, network foundations hardware foundations, software foundations, and at the mo, studying NVQ customer service. :eek: I used to be in print (25 years man and boy!!:biggrin ) but at 43, taking a career change, as i've always been facinated by computer hardware/ software for a while now!
    Anyhows, hope to post loads of new threads :eek:
     
    Certifications: A+ MCDST
    WIP: N+ CCNA NVQ customer support
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    For retaking the N+ I'd suggest getting the current books (Mike Meyers has a good one and also Groth - both mentioned frequently here) and doing a bit of self-study to plug the gaps. Much cheaper than doing a course!

    N+ hasn't changed *that* much since 2 years ago.

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    To be honest I wouldn't do the CCNA just yet, concentrate on the Network+. The CCNA has to be renewed every 3 years as it expires.

    Just to let you know the last time you'll be able to sit the older Network+ exam will be July 2009, otherwise you'll have to study and pass the new 2009 version/objectives.

    -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
  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF :D

    What they said ^^:biggrin

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  5. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Yes be careful about the time frame when looking at the Network+ cert, the Mike Meyers 4th edition book will be coming out in the near future and you will not be able to take the old Network+ exam after July 2009.
     
    Certifications: BSIT, AAIT, A+
    WIP: Network+
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    I agree with Ken - if you're switching careers, hold off on your CCNA. The CCNA is designed for people who are starting to work with Cisco devices in a real-world IT environment. I'd recommend pursuing the A+, Network+, and MCDST.
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hello and welcome to CF:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell

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