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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Jonny Dangerous, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Jonny Dangerous

    Jonny Dangerous New Member

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    Hi

    Stumbled onto this site this afternoon while doing some research into a possible career change. I learned more by browsing the forums for a few minutes than from a whole host of websites for various training providers. So congratulations and thanks very much!

    My name is Jonny, I'm in my mid thirties, from Wiltshire and currently work in Finance. I have a young family to support, so simply jumping ship and changing careers at this stage is daunting and not to be taken lightly. That said, I think that a career in IT would give me far more job satisfaction and better prospects than I currently have, so expect to see me around asking a lot of questions... :D

    For the moment, I am probably looking at attempting A+ through self study and seeing how I get on with that. However, I have made tentative enquiries with Computeach and National IT Learning Centre to find out what they have to offer. I'm not sure I want to commit to such long (and expensive) courses at this stage, so self study it is for now.

    Thanks for reading - any advice gratefully received.

    All the best Jonny
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Self-study is a great option - I wholeheartedly recommend it.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the studies!

    NB
     
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  4. reddevil12

    reddevil12 Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :D
     
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  5. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Welcome to CF!
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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    WIP: PGDip
  7. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
  8. chuckles

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    Howdy and welcome to CF! Good luck with the self studies. It certainly can be done if you stick with it.
     
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