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New development....

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Theprof, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    As the title states, there has been some new developments in my IT career. I recently interviewed for a position of a Technical Consultant and found out today that I got the job!

    Basically this job is the step I've been needing to take to get to where I ultimately want to be, which is in Architecture of Storage, Vmware, and messaging. The job in itself is pretty much like a pre-sales technical consultant where I meet clients and introduce them a solution that would fit their needs. I would also be supporting other clients as well when it comes to Networking and System admin stuff...

    This is a great opportunity for me as it will give me the training and skills I need to get to where I want to be.

    Looks like I'll be starting with Cisco (CCNA) first as they've asked me to pursue it. Most of their infrastructure and clients infrastructure is CCNA so I better get on that.

    On another note, the certifications that I have definitely played a big part in me getting the job, because its an IT consulting firm, a lot of the partners and clients are looking for certified individuals. I guess I'll be getting a few certs soon!
     
    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
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats mate, sounds like a great job!
     
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  3. Phoenix
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    Welcome to the dark side :)
    we are a powerful force!
    and if you do it right (rather than the 90% of planks that do it wrong) you will be well loved by your clients!
     
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  4. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Thanks guys!

    Honestly, I am really happy about this. I pictured myself doing this kind of work, but down the line and not now... So when I saw the opportunity I went for it. I was very honest on the interview told them my strengths and weakness and they seem to see a lot of potential in me I guess. I would start working on VMware and storage technologies soon as I am new this, but I will definitely learn this stuff fast, I am really interested in it.
     
    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. Shinigami

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    Good going :)
     
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  6. craigie

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    Congrats mate, don't know if you know or not but this I'm a Pre Sales Technical Consultant.

    Love it, poops all over support :D
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats!

    Sounds like a good break through! 8)
     
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Yeah I remember you mentioning that...

    Should be an interesting experience for me, I start in a little over 2 weeks!
     
    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
  9. wizard

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    Congratulations :)
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    How very dare you 8)

    Well done Prof but you forgot to mention how fabulously important the advice Certforums given you has been :twisted:
     
    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
  11. greenbrucelee
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    Well done Prof you deserve it. :D
     
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  12. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    You know, you're absolutely right! CF has been a great support system, I've learned a lot and I still learn something every day. One thing I realized, is that there is no set path on how to get to where you want to be, you make the path. What works for one person, might not work for another.
     
    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
  13. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Tell me about it I think in the last few years I've had a few jobs and only now I've settled in Wintel do I feel happy...... for now! ha ha

    I've learned a lot here myself. I might fancy pre sales one day, just so I can kick Craigie's butt and rob all his clients, man hope he doesn't read this.....
     
    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
  14. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Scouser and robbing, calm down!

    If you love IT, love designing solutions, love writing project plans and handover documents then pre sales is the way forward.

    Plus it seems to pay the most money 8)
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5
  15. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    You sure you work in pre SALES mate cos you've just talked me out of that ha ha Tons of documentation??? :S Saying that I suppose if you don't like getting your hands dirty........:twisted:

    Oh I'm not so sure about the dosh there Craigdizzle...... I know one or two on a pretty penny fixing the mess you leave behind er I mean implement 8)
     
    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
  16. Bluerinse
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    Congrats on the new job mate 8)
     
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  17. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Haha!

    Can't wait to hear Craigie's response... Although I think Craigie is the few that does the job right ;) JK, you know you want to join the pre sales team :twisted:
     
    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
  18. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Guys thanks again! I will definitely keep you updated and write up the CF standard 3 day report. I start in two weeks!
     
    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
  19. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha he know's I'm only jesting, Pre Sales is an awsome role and like you say, I reckon our Craigie is gonna be kick a$$ at it but don't tell him I said that or he might get lazy/lazier :twisted:

    So Pre Sales, I know in a nut shell what it is, you go to a customer, they tell you what they would like, you tell them what can do the things their asking for, or think they are asking for. Who sets that up? Is that part of the bid process? I mean if you already have the contract additional business I'd imagine comes to you but are pre sales integral to the bid team trying to win the contracts?
     
    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
  20. craigie

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    Mate, its all about the wallop factor.

    You listen to what the clients business needs are, discuss RTO and RPO with them for mission critical applications and then design a solution based on there budget.

    The best bit, is presenting back to the client, I love the sound of my own voice LOL
     
    Certifications: CCA | CCENT | CCNA | CCNA:S | HP APC | HP ASE | ITILv3 | MCP | MCDST | MCITP: EA | MCTS:Vista | MCTS:Exch '07 | MCSA 2003 | MCSA:M 2003 | MCSA 2008 | MCSE | VCP5-DT | VCP4-DCV | VCP5-DCV | VCAP5-DCA | VCAP5-DCD | VMTSP | VTSP 4 | VTSP 5

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