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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by jafri_86, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. jafri_86

    jafri_86 New Member

    Hey guys just wanted to introduce myself, I am Jafri I am a sports student looking for a break through in I.T. Sound weird but after the BTEC National Diploma the only jobs people can get is working in asda these days since most of the people in my class got no work experience :blink so instead of just mess about with computers I thought why not put my brain into good use :) Ohhh I also manage to get a ICT Level 2 Key skills by the end of my Sport science course :twisted: Anyways nice to meet you all guys alot of you not knowingly 8) helped me with this choice which I made a year ago but I thought lets just finish what I started any how.
    Thanks guys
    Certifications: BTEC Sports Science
  2. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

    Thats good to hear. Welcome to the forums and good luck with your studies.
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
  3. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

    Welcome to CF!:)
    Certifications: A+, MCP, MCDST, AutoCAD
    WIP: Rennovating my house
  4. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    Hi Jafri and welcome to CF. I'd advice you start with the A+ cert first so that you can have a solid grounding in computer hardware and software. Best wishes:biggrin
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Hi there and welcome 8)
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  6. jafri_86

    jafri_86 New Member

    Thanks guys, onoski I was planning to do a course with JBC training they do offer 7 weeks course and in the end I will have a diploma. Well I already have one but thats in Sports Science. What I done in 2 years of my study I can teach you all in 7 weeks really so you can imagine what we use to do in class! All the clicking and munipulation, injury and all took me a day to learn 8) I can get £70 for massage and munipulation for 45mins but hey you have to get insurance :ohmy risk of being sued and most of all people don't tell you of any illnesses they have when you treat them and then things happen. I recently treated a lady who signed a PAR-Q and a consultation form with me saying she never had any hip problem or injury and guess what she had a operation last year! lol I treated her for Sacro Illiac Joint Dysfunction using High Velocity Thrust and God I don't know why I chose it because the other method (Steve's techneque) would have damaged her new hip! The book is full of stories from my friends who done the same now most of them are going for I.T specially networking :rolleyes: lol well sorry for the boring lesson but this does tell a bit about me 8) I.T is safe although very complicated and technical there are chancing of moving up quicker if you put your mind to it and most of all people who are higher than you normally tend to help you out alot which is excellent for a newbie.

    I want to train with JBC training get a job and once I have job security work on compTIA certification then MCSA. What do you think guys? Any helpers for a newbie :)

    P.S I am not doing this because of money. I have always thought of this as my last resort so that if I do mess up atleast I can fall back onto something that I am good at.
    Certifications: BTEC Sports Science
  7. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF
    Certifications: CCNA
  8. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    A diploma in what though? You need to make sure you will get a qualification that potential employers will recognise when you apply for a job. The short courses look better as you will get a MCP or a Comptia cert.

    IT can be 'safe' in comparison to what you have posted *but* it can be stressful. Especially when you support other peoples networks and you need to resolve problems in pre-defined time limits. In some cases if issues dont get resolved on time there can be a financial penalty, not good!

    As for certs, start with the A+ and take it from there.

    Best of luck! :thumbleft
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
    Honorary Member

    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

    Good advice there from sparky:rocks

    looks like all that drinking of coffee and tea finally paid off - eh sparky:p :biggrin :wink:

    Greetings & welcome to CF:onthePC :sunny
    Certifications: Comptia A+
    WIP: Comptia N+
  10. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Welcome to CF, glad you joined.

    Oh btw "Ohhh I also manage to get a ICT Level 2 Key skills by the end of my Sport science course"

    You will find that the ICT level 2 key skill is from a user's point of view, IT or ICT support is a little different - more interesting, glad you want to do it :)

    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
  11. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    LOL, IT staff live on coffee. They should put a question about that in the A+ IMO :biggrin
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  12. jafri_86

    jafri_86 New Member

    lol wagnerk you are right man but ICT key skills is a piece of paper thats going to help me access a course. I know how to deal with computers other than hitting them really hard :blink I have done a lot of experiments with my old computer because I wanted to make it better but now its resting in piece :twisted: I can say I can do alot of things not only as a user but as a technician. I don't know about I.T but as a health care professsional :dry I need papers. I just realised you need papers when you go to the loo or go to the employer etc. They should make a Mr. Bean movie with a bit in there where he gets the papers other way around lol. Oh well thanks for making me feel welcome you guys and I am taking your advices seriously! This forum is great and has been a very big help to me and my friends!
    Certifications: BTEC Sports Science
  13. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    G'day and welcome to CF jafri 8)
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  14. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Greetings and welcome to CertForums. :)
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  15. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    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!

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