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Hi all!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Basilios, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Basilios

    Basilios New Member

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    Hey there guys!

    Just introducing myself. Glad to have found these forums, so far they've helped me a lot especially with regards to finding the right direction in terms of which certifications to get (two weeks ago I was so lost!).

    I'm a 23 year old chap living in Ipswich in the UK at the moment. I have an honours degree in Philosophy that I got 2 years ago. After that I spent 14 months in a monastery. Since April of this year I've been back home looking for work, with varying degrees of success!

    After getting to a really low point (like most grads who find themselves unable to get a job) I decided I'd put my skills to use in a career that I enjoy and that suits my interests. IT it is for me! I took some Computer Science in University and I've always been into gaming and technology; my dad owned and ran a computer shop (it was a mixed bag, we were an Internet cafe, retailer and repair shop) so I have a little bit of experience through that (though it was 8 years ago now that we sold it, so I was still quite young and technology has changed a lot). Anyway, I've always been a bit computer savvy, though I guess it's quite easy to think that because Google is just a click away for any problems, and growing up with technology at this age means I've naturally become a bit intuitive.

    Anyway, I'm trying my hardest now to break into the IT industry, which is proving difficult. I'm currently self-studying for the CompTIA+ which I hope to finish by February next year. I realize I'll be starting at the bottom of the pile if I get some work, and that's cool. It's difficult finding the opportunities - most employers expect more business experience and certifications for entry level roles, but I need the entry-level roles to gain the experience! So I am hoping that the CompTIA+ will show my commitment.

    I've done a bit of voluntary work experience with some Computer techs/1st line support which has been fantastic and I hope to do more (while balancing studies, temporary work and looking for jobs!).

    I'm hoping to learn alot here even if I don't post too often; though I am sure that closer to my test time I will be!

    So overall, nice to be here is the "tl;dr" version of this introduction :biggrin
     
    Certifications: ICDL
    WIP: A+, N+, S+
  2. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    Really? can you elaborate further - I'm thinking Shaolin monks.
     
  3. Basilios

    Basilios New Member

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    Nothing like that I'm afraid. No kung-fu. We were prayer warriors!

    I was in a traditionalist Catholic monastery.
     
    Certifications: ICDL
    WIP: A+, N+, S+
  4. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Welcome to CF!
     
    Certifications: National Diploma IT Advanced ECDL
    WIP: A+
  5. Basilios

    Basilios New Member

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    Thank you very much :-)
     
    Certifications: ICDL
    WIP: A+, N+, S+
  6. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    If you want any help or advice give me a shout, I live in Colchester and am always willing to help out \ advise where possible.
     
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  7. Basilios

    Basilios New Member

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    Hi Simon, thanks very much! I'll PM you if that's okay.
     
    Certifications: ICDL
    WIP: A+, N+, S+
  8. shirleyrader

    shirleyrader New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    i am newbie to this forum and happy to join the forum...
     

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