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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by nickit, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. nickit

    nickit New Member

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    Hi everyone, my name is Nick and yesterday I decided what I want to do with my life! Im getting made redundant in 2 weeks and have been unsure for ages what I wanted to do - all I knew was I wanted a change. I love playing around with my PC and whilst I have no training, I have always changed my own bits and pieces of hardware as required. I also get asked by friends to fix their PC's when something goes wrong and usually I can suss it out although would love to learn more about the workings of everything.
    So I checked out basic qualifications for I.T. jobs and found this forum which has been key in my decision. I have ordered Mike Meyers book on A+ (as per numerous peoples advice on here) and am going to self study. Im really excited (sad I know) cos for years I havent known what I would do after my current job in a call centre and know its clear. I know it wont be easy but at least I can start working towards something. I looked at using Skillstrain but have decided against it after reading peoples thoughts on here - wish me luck ;-)

    Looking forward to getting everyones help lol

    Nick
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin

    Good luck on your new adventure! :biggrin
     
  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
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  4. mondos

    mondos Kilobyte Poster

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    Welcome and good luck :biggrin .
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Nick,

    Sorry to hear about your redundancy.

    You will be pleased to hear there are lots of people on the forum who have changed career (including myself).

    Changing career is not going to be easy, whichever job you are aiming for, but with determination, the will to work hard and firing off letters to everyone who might be able to offer you work - you can do it.

    Good luck, enjoy the forum.

    Si
     
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  7. Modey

    Modey Terabyte Poster

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    I hope it works out for you nickit. Sounds like a good decision to start off by self studying, as it will save you a hell of a lot of money. Good for self discipline as well. :) Welcome to CF!
     
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  8. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  9. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    Hi Nick, welcome and all the best with your new career path :thumbleft
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
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  11. nickit

    nickit New Member

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    appreciate the welcome everyone :)
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Welcome to CF, glad you signed up :)

    -Ken
     
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  13. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Welcome to CF, and good luck with your studies :thumbleft
     
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  14. zimbo
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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin
     
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  15. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Howdy
     
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  16. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Welcome to CF :D
     
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  17. nickit

    nickit New Member

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    Hello again, I got my All in One A+ book last week and have been studying away - Im going to follow the advice on this forum and read it through once then start again taking study notes. Im on chapter 6 and have to say there's an awful lot to take in :ohmy but im still up for the challenge. Been doing alright in the end of chapter reviews (all been about 8 out of 10 apart from the CPU one where I got 4 out of 10 lol - extra study required on that one I feel!). The book suggests memorizing all the different CPU specs - I take it thats good advice?

    Nick
     
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  18. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Yeah, definately good advice, i got a few about CPU's:)
     
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  19. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF Nick 8)
     
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  20. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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