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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Nandu, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Nandu

    Nandu New Member

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    :D Going to visit Apprenta today in Birmingham. I have read all you guys had to say about them. I got Friday off, from work so I thought I'd go anyway and see it for myself.

    I have done the first stage of CCNA which I thought was a lot of reading but simple to understand. The course was available free to the voluntary sector, so I did it because I needed to netork 5 PC's at work. Turns out the course did not teach any thing about configuring the MS software for networking. So my boss pulled me out before the second stage.

    Any how, I want to enter the IT field permanently as I really enjoy this. I learned MS Access in 18 hours by buying the college course material and learning it at home. I built a database for a hospital and they were impressed since I have built several smaller databases. Though I do not know any VBA or SQL. I can upgrade hardware in my PC but I dont really do that alot. I am more interested in software and application development.

    I am applying to £15K jobs as junior/1st line IT support not entirely sure if I am qualified but very willing to learn. Can you guys suggest the most appropriate path into the industry where at the end I can be software/application developing.

    :)
     
  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin

    I'm not going to say anthing, as a big part of being in IT is being able to find out the answers you need, so take a look around the Forums and I'm sure that you will find them! :biggrin
     
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome!

    Harry.
     
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  4. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin
     
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  5. Nandu

    Nandu New Member

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    I got back from Apprenta today. It was quite interesting and very tempting. Yes its expensive but they also have the longest classroom hours (6 months). I have been to Cerco Training, Computeach, Student Campus (James Thornton Group), Advent and now Apprenta.

    Their is something fundementally wrong intaking large sums of money off people looking to make an honest living. Thats my conclusion.

    I already have a degree, from the days of 100% maintenance grants. So I am not used to paying for an education straight out of my pocket.

    My commitment should be strong enough so I will train myself and get any old job to pay the bills.

    I hope I am as lucky as some of you in getting a break into IT.

    Thanks. :D
     
  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Welcome and good luck, Nandu :)
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    Greetings, Nandu. Welcome to CertForums. :)
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    G'day Nandu and good luck with your goals 8)
     
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  9. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Greetings :biggrin
     
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  10. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :)
     
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  11. markthedoc

    markthedoc Bit Poster

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    How much is Apprenta out of interest?
     
  12. Malnomates

    Malnomates Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF.. 8)
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    hi mate - welcome to CF...
     
  14. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello and Welcome to CF!

    Mmmm..I think I will take a leaf out of simongrahamuk(wiseman) and say have a look at a thread posted by arisen. It is tempting to voice my opinion on people who look at the money side of things in IT, but I won't!

    Please see arisen thread on "How I got into IT"
    He explains how he got into IT and has serveral references to IT job Sites, under thread10232 or Click Here

    Monkey :biggrin
     
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  15. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Nandu,

    Welcome aboard. I think everyone has there own story on how they *broke* in to IT. Persistancy is the key. You already have experience and valuble projects to add to your CV. Maximise on this and keep at it. May the force of CF be with you! :thumbleft
     
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  16. d-Faktor
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    d-Faktor R.I.P - gone but never forgotten.

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    why is everybody welcoming someone who joined months ago, and who has not posted ever since?
     
  17. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Fair point D, but some members read more than they post. I replied because it was highlighted as a *new* thread (even though the original wasn't)


    Regards
    Simon
     
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  18. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Mal started it off, and as we all like playing follow the leader
     
  19. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Oh! I thought you were the leader Cheek :cheeseyg

    Monkey :duel
     
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  20. brom_star

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    15k job compared to 18-25k promised by training companies - it's a big jump. I would invest in the training companies if they delivered or guaranteed me the waje jump.
    How much does each one charge please?
     

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