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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by bash55o, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. bash55o

    bash55o New Member

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    Hi everyone. :joker

    I hope I'll be able to get into IT pretty soon. I intend on going for the CCNA then CCSP courses. Ultimately, Iwould like to specialise in IT security with emphasis on both Cisco and EC-Council courses. I was thinkin of travelling to the U.K to do the courses. I was searching for info on which training school to go to. Firebrand were awarded 3 times does that mean anything significant? The reason why I say this is because I read someposts that were not too complimentary the methods they use. Does any one here have advice on which training school gives the best value for money in terms of quality of training? Preferably in Bristol.

    Thank you for your help.
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: CCNA, CCNP
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    Don't know anything about training providers apart from I would never use one.

    How much experience in the real world (in a job) do you have as getting the CCNA without real on the job experience could harm your job prospects if or when you get the cert. This is because employers only regard the CCNA as useful if the employee has experience.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Bash, GBL is right. The CCNA will not be useful to help you get into IT. The CCNA has nothing to do with what an entry-level tech would be expected to do, and you can't get a higher-level job (which is relevant to the CCNA) without first getting experience. In fact, having the CCNA without experience will cause you to be overcertified, which is a red flag to many employers. Thus, it can actually hurt your chances somewhat in breaking into the IT career field.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
    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!
  6. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    My 2 cents is don't limit yourself to an IT specialism in the beginning, concentrate on getting into a general IT post first, then specialise.

    -Ken
     
    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
  8. sunn

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    Welcome to the forums.

    The advice given above is on the mark. In short what’s your IT background? If you’re about to start a career in IT, don’t look at the CCNA as an entry level cert (because it’s not). Instead, consider the A+ and then the N+ to start with. Of course if you have experience, please share :)
     

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