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Hiya from a newbie

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Darren Wright, May 3, 2007.

  1. Darren Wright

    Darren Wright Bit Poster

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    Greeting Dudes :D

    Well what can i say....Been in IT since the late 80's, trainee mainframe op back then.
    I work shift as a Senior Operator, covering AS400,Sunservers ,RS6000, Mainframes & any other network that the company seem fit to pass to the shift ops.
    I am responsible for running all mainframe systems,fixing prog errors, schedule running etc & also answering calls from our untrained:twisted: staff on all kinds of network & mainframe issues, we either fix the problem or escalate to the appropite dept. We log calls using CA Advanced help desk.
    Been on variuos courses over the years, JCL,OS390 MVS,SQL, Assembler, networks,Apple Mac Administrator etc.

    The thing is i have heard rumours that redundances will be with us before the end of the year & it is us on shift who will be bearing the brunt of it:x .So it looks like i will have to get a few tickets under my belt for me to look for another job. So looking at doing the MCDST Course & maybe the CompTIA A+ & Network+ courses.
    Is this the best way to go ?.
    cheers
    Daz
     
  2. Tinus1959

    Tinus1959 Gigabyte Poster

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    A+ and Network+ are two 'general knowledge' certifications and a very good start. With your knowledge you will not have big problems with the two.
    MCDST is a MS cert for helpdesk workers. It is basically windows XP.
    Sounds good to me.
    BTW, welcome to CF.
     
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  3. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

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    Welcome and good luck in your efforts!
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :)

    Route sounds good to me :D
     
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  5. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    RS6000 eh? I haven't seen one of those for quite a few years! :biggrin

    Harry.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
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  7. zimbo
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    Welcome to CF!:biggrin
     
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  8. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome.
     
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  9. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    G'day mate, seems like a cunning plan to me too 8)
     
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  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hi and welcome to the forums. It looks like you got a great start there.
     
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  13. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF and I'd advice you start with the A+ and then N+ as to be honest your experience and skillset would give you that advantage when looking for another role.

    Remember it is all about planning, the choice is yours as the ball is in your court:biggrin
     
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  14. Darren Wright

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    cheers lads for the replies.
    I will start with the A+, just need to get another PC at home so I can have my own little lab setup for playtime.

    cheers
    Daz
     
  15. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF, glad you joined. :)

    -Ken

    wow the AS400, now that's a system I haven't heard of, or seen, in 10 years :)
     
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  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Greetings :sunny
     
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  17. Darren Wright

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    belive me lads we still have the AS400 & RS6000 trundling along where i work
     
  18. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Really - where do you work?

    In a museum?

    Are they connected by SCSI?
     
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