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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by bagedntaged, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. bagedntaged

    bagedntaged Bit Poster

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    hi i've just joined and was wandering if any one can help with this.

    i have just been made redundant from my old job as a steel fabricator, and have decided to finally go into the career i shoulda done.

    i already have my a+ and i am looking to do my mcsa with pitman training scotland, they also provide the training for the n+ as part of the course. i have an interview/meeting with them a week tomorrow and was wondering if any one had any experiance with them, and also if going for my cert this way is the best way to do it as i currently have plenty of time on my hands.

    sorry should of said that the course is classroom based and online, and is flexable as to when i can make it to class (you book them)

    thanks for any help recieved

    lewis
     
    Certifications: hnd cans
    WIP: bsc computer/network support
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome

    How about self studying for the certs you want then you don't have to pay loads of dosh out and it show employers that your a committed person by self studying.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    I would also recommend the self-study route.

    In addition, you shouldn't pursue the MCSA until you have some real-world IT experience. Microsoft itself recommends that you have 6 to 12 months of experience administering client and network operating systems in mid-to-large-sized companies (not just 6 months of working in IT, but actually doing that specific job): link

    With the A+, you've already got what you need to get an entry-level IT job. Other than perhaps the Network+ and MCDST certifications, more certifications aren't going to help you get your foot in the door any faster.
     
    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!
  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to CF!

    I would also recommend the self study route and I definitely agree with BM and GBL.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  5. Rafek

    Rafek Kilobyte Poster

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    yep can't really add more......what he said!:tune
     
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  6. Spilly

    Spilly Kilobyte Poster

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    Yeah me to.......... but you know self study is not for everyone!

    If you can do it you will save a your self a fortune 8)
     
    Certifications: A+,N+,S+,MCP,MCDST,MCITP,MCTS,MCSA,CISMP,PCI-P,SSCP
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  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF, I agree with whats already been said :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -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
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    G'day and welcome to CF 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  10. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hiya :D
     
  11. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
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  12. bagedntaged

    bagedntaged Bit Poster

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    thanks everyone for youre advice! think i'm going to go with the self study route for my network+ and see how i get on while doing the old job hunt routine, so be prepared for the odd stupid question :wink: .

    and what a wealth of information is held by the people on these pages very impressed.
     
    Certifications: hnd cans
    WIP: bsc computer/network support
  13. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Im also self studying for the Network+ at the moment, so your not alone!

    Hope all goes well and if you have any questions, dont hesitate to ask! :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  14. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Welcome to CF, lewis :)
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  15. tripwire45
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    Greetings and welcome. :)
     
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