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Introducing myself

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Conrad101, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Conrad101

    Conrad101 New Member

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    Hi All

    I'm in my mid-thirties living in England, I have just been made redundant from a rather boring office job and am interested in changing direction and working in Computing as it's a subject that really interests me. I passed my final Comptia A+ exam last Thursday and got a really good score and was wondering what to do next.

    I was thinking about taking a Network + exam as it seems like a logical progression but I'm not sure that getting paper qualifications without relevant work experience will mean much to prospective employers.

    Is the best hope trying to apply for tech support desk posts while studying for a Network + or other qualification? Any thoughts would be appreciated!
     
    Certifications: Comptia Network+ Comptia A+
  2. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!
     
  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    The A+ and Network+ certifications are solid entry-level certifications, as is the MCDST. All of them are quite appropriate for you to be taking at this point.

    That said, don't wait until you get all those certifications before looking for your first IT job - start looking now! :)

    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+
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Welcome, IT ROCKS!
     
    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
  5. Big_nath

    Big_nath Kilobyte Poster

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    What BM said!

    Welcome! :D
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Congrats on the pass, and welcome to the A+ club:thumbleft

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    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
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  7. xavipr

    xavipr Bit Poster

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    Congratulations & welcome to the forums! :thumbleft
     
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  8. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)

    Qs
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  9. Conrad101

    Conrad101 New Member

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    Thanks all for your kind words and advice :D
     
    Certifications: Comptia Network+ Comptia A+
  10. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to cf :)
     
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, CompTIA Network+

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