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Just to introduce myself

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ASamin, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. ASamin

    ASamin New Member

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    Hello every body !

    I have recently passed Cisco CCNP & CCNA but I have no commercial experience. Getting my first job is proving a nightmare.

    I am willing to work up to three months unpaid in order to gain experience.

    Any advice anyone ?

    Regards,
    Altaf
     
    Certifications: CCNP, CCNA, MS Windows 2000 Pro & Server
  2. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Altaf. Welcome to CertForums. You might try volunteering at a non-profit organization or a school...especially if you can study under someone. I know you've earned your certifications but working in a production environment is a bit different than a study lab.
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  3. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Altaf, and welcome to CF from me too. Have you tried (or been asked) to volunteer your services even just around friends, family, workmates, etc to fix/ upgrade/ clean up any PCs they may have ? The more you get your hands on the kit, the more confident you will become (and the more you will learn). Hope that helps :)


    EDIT: Sorry, just re-read, and remembered you have just done CCNA. I was giving a standard answer for an "A+" type introduction. My bad. :oops:
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  4. arisen

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  5. JonnyMX

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    Hi Mate.

    Getting unpaid work can be harder than you think because of insurance etc.

    Low paid work is everywhere if you look!
    Have you tried schools, libraries and the local council?
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi and welcome to CF. You seem to have gained a lot of certs off your own back, well done :thumbleft

    I would register your CV with all the agencies, buy your local job papers and keep your ears to the ground.

    Best of luck
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  7. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Perhaps apply for helpdesk\desktop support type jobs to start with. It might not be geared exactly to what certs you have but it will give you good experience in regard to how IT works in the real world.

    Best of luck! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  8. law123

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    Hi ASamin and welcome to CF. Were did you learn your certs was it with a training provider. If so what was there name how did you find them with help and so on. If it was self study can I have some of that commitment please LOL. As I cannot find it.
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    Welcome to the forum Altaf, glad you found us.

    I agree that you now need to get some hands on to go with your certs. That is always the conundrum, how do you get experience when employers are always looking for experience. The answer is perseverance. You just have to keep applying for everything under the sun, don't set you targets too high at first and hope for the best. There are a lot of people around that are looking for their first job in IT.

    I agree that any work, volunteering to help out at local schools etc is a way in. It's often not what you know but who you know and getting that foot in the door, will expose you to other people in the industry that may open other doors. It's all about networking but nothing to do with IP packets :biggrin
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  10. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi and welcome to the forum.:D
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  11. wizard

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    Hi there Altaf and welcome to CF. :)
     
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  12. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Hello :)
     
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