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Hi Newbie here!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Ruthi-B, May 12, 2008.

  1. Ruthi-B

    Ruthi-B New Member

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    Hi

    My name is Ruth and I've just decided I need to re-train for a new career. Ok I've not JUST decided I made the decision on Thursday!

    I love messing around on the computer - my husband often asks me what I've been doing and I can't actually give him an answer that sounds like I've been doing something important!!

    I work full time as a general administrator, basically this is answering the phone, filing and purchase ledger.

    I realise now that when I was at school I should've done something to get into computers but I found school was a bit on the easy side so I never put that much effort into it (regret it now!).

    I've joined this forum in order to get some advice from real people!!

    Bye for now
    Ruth
     
    Certifications: None IT related
    WIP: CompTIA A+ - Self Study
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    Have you thought about getting some certifications aimed at entry level IT jobs such as: compTIA A+, compTIA N+ and the MCDST.

    If your confident in messing around without any guidance you could self study so there is no need to splash out the cash on an expensive course.

    You could go for the A+ first and the best books for this are compTIA A+ all in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers and PC Technician Street Smarts by James Pyles.

    Good luck.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

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

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    Hi & welcome to CF, glad you joined :)

    Can't argue with what GBL said :)

    -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
  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF :D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    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. Ruthi-B

    Ruthi-B New Member

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    Hi Guys, thanx for the welcome. I shall go off and find out more about these courses, and I do like the sound of self study. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: None IT related
    WIP: CompTIA A+ - Self Study
  8. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  9. Rafek

    Rafek Kilobyte Poster

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    Hello & Welcome Ruth,

    I agree with GBL, all good advice to get your foot in the door so to speak.

    if you have any questions, please fire away

    Good luck:biggrin
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+
    WIP: IPT/IPCC stuff
  10. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome
     
    Certifications: MCP, MCDST
    WIP: Not a thing
  11. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome
     
  12. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :)
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5

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