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How did you find CertForums?

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by nugget, Mar 31, 2005.

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How did you find CertForums?

Poll closed Apr 30, 2005.
  1. Google/Search engine

    10 vote(s)
    62.5%
  2. Word of mouth (friends, workmates etc)

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  3. Training provider

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. A link from another website

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    With the number of members on the increase (up to 15 per day) I was just wondering how people found the forum.

    I found CF through a roundabout way. I bought a magazine (now called Windows IT Pro), jumped on their website, found a link to another certification site, and then a friend posted a link to here, and now they can't get rid of me.:blink
     
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  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    I'll be one of the first to reply to this then.

    I voted Training Provider but I wasn't recommended by them.

    I did my Certs with NITLC and they have a Message Forum where a certain person (SimonV) who posted about a new chat forum. After viewing said forum and seeing that others from NITLC were also joining (Gavin, Sandy and others) I joined.

    So I may not have been here officially from day 1, but I certainly was having a good old nose around. :biggrin
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    As above, I met SimonV whilst with Nitlc, and felt a certain idea he had at the time might just have some potential......8)
     
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  4. Phil
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    Phil Gigabyte Poster

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    I was lurking on another US based Cert site when somebody posted a link. The UK spin to the site made a refreshing change so I stuck around :)
     
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  5. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    I'm pretty much the same as Phil on this one, was lurkin on another site, and heard about a UK site. Couldn't resist. :D
     
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  6. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    I seem to remember a certain NITLC tutor telling my XP workshop class about Sandy and Co starting an unofficial IT Cert type forum!

    After that I visited a link posted by Gav in the NITLC forums about cetforums...but it was all in it's embryonic stage back then...

    and then I completly forgot about it untill a google search on certification brought the site up! After a while I put 2 and 2 together and realised it was the same forum run by Gav etc...

    And that was that!

    Sacha
     
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  7. strangeupquark

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    I had contacted NITLC to enquire about the MCDST certification, when they phoned me back the sales rep/instructor told me about the forum. I spent some time nosing around as a guest, before joining. Thanks to the info in the various threads, and the replies from other members I'll be starting the A+ certification next month. So the forum has already helped to get my arse in gear. :biggrin 8)
     
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  8. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    i was boring. i just found it by searching around on the net until i stumbled across it!

    Fergal

    (bet they wish i hadnt now, lol)
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Person on another forum mentioned it and suggested I stop by. That's right when Si first created the thing. I started posting and was hooked. :biggrin
     
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  10. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I was googling around for some decent cert forums last jan after i was made redundant and had decided to up my skills, this one popped up, and its the only one i ever visit now, the others all paled in comparison :/

    im with you ferg, bet they wish i hadnt ;)
     
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  11. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Well I was bored one evening and wondered what the heck can I do with the free web space, SQL database and php support that came with my ISP connection. I'll build a forum I thought....the rest as they say is history.
     
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  12. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    This probably hasn't been said enough, but thank you Si. While I like to think of CertForums as a team effort, without your vision, it wouldn't even exist. Kudos. :)
     
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  13. Laura

    Laura New Member

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    I am hoping to do a course with NITLC and searched the web to see if anyone had a site that actually said anything about them as a training provider. I will be handing over a lot of money to them and I wanted to check them out first so to speak. Saw this site, looked good so I saved it to my favourites and signed up.

    Hopefully I will be able to start my MCSE course soon. :)
     
  14. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi Laura and thanks for dropping by. When you get a moment drop by the new members forum and tell us a bit about yourself.:D
     
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  15. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    I would also like to thank SimonV for starting this great site! 8) :respct

    CertForums has a wealth of information for those interested
    in IT and hoping to find an IT job(like me). :)
     
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  16. Jonathan

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    I was searching for a CCNA boot camp and came across this kewl forum :p
     
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  17. The_Geek

    The_Geek Megabyte Poster

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    I was threatened with bodily harm by two current members if I didn't join. LOL
     
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  18. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Liar. You were threatened with having your nose duct taped to your toes if you didn't join.

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  19. The_Geek

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    Which is bodily harm. Now, who do we know who has a duct tape fetish?

    Hmmmmm........
     
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  20. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    It's only bodily harm when you try to take the tape off. Extra points if you've got a lot of body hair. :twisted:
     
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