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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by m01rm, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. m01rm

    m01rm New Member

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    Hi folks,

    I'm starting off working towards my MCSE under my own steam and admired the support network on this site.

    I'm 32 and currently in a small IT dept for a medium to large international company. Being small the bounaries of 1st/2nd line become a grey area, something I'm sure is common place!

    With regards to my experience, I use to watch my Dad program for the Commodore 64 and BBC computers (blimey that was a few years ago:eek:). I had an active interest in PC's but qualified and worked in electro-mechanical engineering for 7 years.

    I left that to work for my Father as IT support for local schools and home users, realising that this didn't even scratch the surface and wanting more of a challenge - I find myself in my current role.

    Currently supporting circa 30 servers (windows / Linux), 250 UK users with the same again across Europe. Worldwide - I have no idea.
    A few projects were domain name migration, Lotus Notes to Exchange migration and we're currently in the middle of an IP address change (thanks to the new owners)

    Typical DST work (AD, PC hardware, software, RF etc) along with installing and configuring new servers, MFG support (basic unix) and exchange support.

    I consider myself very lucky to be in the role I'm in, as a MCSE guy was passed over in favour of me and I've not stopped learning from day 1!

    I'm in the current position of being very happy in my work, but having no IT qualifications at all and wanting to emigrate - this is a big problem!
    Hence the need for a MCSE in the next 4. I know this is going to be a lot of hard work, but I'm up for it!

    Thanks for looking

    Malc:biggrin
     
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

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  3. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Hello & Welcome to CF.:D
     
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  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

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  5. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Howdy and welcome to CF!
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    In the next 4 what?

    Hi and welcome to the forum 8)
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
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  8. m01rm

    m01rm New Member

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    Yes, apologies for that Bluerinse, I really should read through what I put with greater care!

    It's the next 4 years. Otherwise I start loosing migration points.
     
  9. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    hi and welcome aboard.

    that experience will be very useful with your future certifications.

    best of luck.
     
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  10. Metalstar

    Metalstar Kilobyte Poster

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    Blimey. Looks like you have the experience to back up the certs! :ohmy

    Welcome to CF!
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Oh thank goodness, i thought you might have meant, the next 4 months :)
     
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  12. StormTHX

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    Welcome aboard! You should be able to knock out the MCSE in a year. 4 years is a bit too long IMHO.

    Good luck!
     
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