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How has 2015 been for you in regards to IT?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Well we aren't at then end but we are pretty close.. did you do everything you wanted to do in terms of your IT career/certs?

    me:

    I got my first cert in June which was good, as I've been here so long and achieved very little, I then got my second this month (ITIL). I am very happy with the progress I've made this year tbh, as I am the type of person to sit and want something but never really go out and get it, its definitely boosted my overall confidence not just in IT but personally. I do have a job prospect working on a helpdesk which may even happen this year, but if it doesn't I am hoping by sometime next year I will land a helpdesk job which I'm feeling pretty positive about due to the interest I've received already, as I have another opportunity of work in the pipeline.

    One thing I will say though to people who are new and have no background in IT and think getting a cert means getting a job is there is no guarantees (this was my thinking when I originally joined), I've found showing that your interested and willing to learn to be the most important factor.. certs may just help you get the recruiters attention but after that its all about you personally.

    So my prospects are looking up generally and its all down to the people I met on CF more than anything else!
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Hi Juelz, good question. In terms of certs 2015 has been terrible for me, achieving zero certs. Job wise it's been perfect doing all on the job training. I'm all for on the job training of course but 2016 is going to be crammed with certs as I like to have both, just to be sure. If you start a "what certs do you have planned for next year" thread, I've got quite a list
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. dmarsh

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    Doing more C++ at work.
    Passed some Apache Spark courses.
    Did some R and stats courses.

    Not much to report really.
     
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  4. Jaron78

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    Hmm Study wise, a bit crap. 70-680 beat me a couple of times and really knocked me for six.

    Work wise, New job, better benefits and great salary increase.

    Swings and roundabouts I suppose.
     
  5. Sparky
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    Busy year but zero certs unfortunately.

    Doing lots of pre sales and consultancy work which is great but also keep in with the hands on with infrastructure upgrades.

    Had an interesting time buying IT kit from companies that had gone bust and selling it on for a profit. I was a bit of a Del boy for a time with my house being full of servers, laptops and a couple of VOIP phones systems as well. Sold the lot for a tidy sum (cash) and basically blew the lot on booze and at the casino.

    This time next year Rodney! :)
     
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  6. Juelz

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    Lol you do make me laugh, bet you're all professional at work but a complete nutter on a night out.
     
    Certifications: MTA Windows Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation, Apple Mac Integration 10.12
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  7. Jaron78

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    Fancy Vegas next year? We could be like Oceans 11!! ;)
     
  8. Sparky
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    LoL - lets do it! :)
     
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  9. jk2447

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    Last in Vegas in 2007 I think it was, went for the Hatton v Mayweather fight. Ate twice and slept twice and was basically off our face for the rest of it. Awesome time. See you boys in coyote ugly yo

    Sorry in five days that was. I think. Who cares. Got carried away drinking tonight so still up, still got it :)
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  10. Juelz

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    Didn't know you were into boxing. Hattons career went downhill after that fight. I hate Mayweather, I've sent him many requests on twitter for a boxing match but he never replies the wimp.
     
    Certifications: MTA Windows Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation, Apple Mac Integration 10.12
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  11. Jaron78

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    Lets go!!!
    Certforums Holiday to Vegas!!! Who else is in?

    @Juelz I think he is just scared mate.
     
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    • Took a job with extra £££ that helped pay the bills whilst Mrs Ce127 was on maternity leave, but ultimately has ended up being a step back/reduction in exposure. 2016 is all about changing job to get momentum going again.

    • Passed my 70-642, and aiming to get 70-646 by the end of the year to tick off my 2 intended certs for this year.

    • Didn't pounce fast enough to buy a HP Microserver when they were on special offer in the low £100's...now they're back at normal price, in the £300's?!
     
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  13. jk2447

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    Interest is waning in boxing lately tbh. Ricky went right off the rails but as both were undefeated at the time the atmosphere was unreal. Went to a Thai boxing competition Sunday just gone which was decent. Tbh I think Jarons right, think pretty boys heard you passed that ITIL and thought ah screw that man kids got mad skills
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
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  14. Apexes

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    Not a bad year, gained my mcse private cloud, and secured a job overseas!
     
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  15. Juelz

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    True, once I start talking about the service lifecycle he would probably be so puzzled causing his brain to explode deeming me the new boxing champ.
     
    Certifications: MTA Windows Fundamentals, ITIL Foundation, Apple Mac Integration 10.12
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  16. garycul

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    Passed my first Microsoft exam for 16 years (Configuring Windows 8.1 70-687). Hopefully will get 70-680 in December.
     
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  17. Kopite_21

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    Congrats on the pass!
     
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