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just joined need some advice!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by sawyer, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. sawyer

    sawyer New Member

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    hi everyone just joined and need some advice

    im a telecoms engineer working for a well known company and have been for the last 5 years. But i really want to get into the IT sector but dnt know where to start. Should i be applying for jobs or looking to do some qualifications or both. Was thinkin about doing the CCNA level 1 or should i start with CompTIA A+.The idea is to get a relevent job ASAP. Any advice would be much apreciated.
     
  2. dalsoth

    dalsoth Kilobyte Poster

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    Normally the advice would be to start studying for the A+ and then perhaps move on to N+ and then something like the MCDST afterwards. Not sure what your IT skill level is though. If you are new to IT then that is the way to go.

    I would apply for entry level support roles straight away as they sometimes require little or no experience. Your other work experience may stand you in good stead during interviews.
     
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  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    A telecoms engineer isn't IT? :) Or is it that you are a lineman and have had enough of the bad weather? :biggrin

    More seriously - if your company is who I suspect, then you should be able to move sideways into something you prefer. There should be a placement service available to you, and you would normally get preference over outsiders.

    I'd look into such a move *first* and use what you learn there to supplement your taking of things like A+.

    Harry.
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

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  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

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