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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Lenki, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Lenki

    Lenki New Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    looking to get into IT after years of (not particularly liking) working in finance, any pointers or advice gratefully received.

    Had the NITLC fella round today, had a good sales patter but then I read the thread on doing it by yourself... seems the sensible option...?

    Cheers,

    ...yeah i'm a bit of an insomniac.
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums! :)

    Sounds like you've already made a good first decision in your IT career plans!! I am a firm believer that self-study is the way to go.
     
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  3. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi there, i am doing a course with NITLC, for the money you pay just to get some books and IT help from their tutors then its not worth it!

    self study looks like the way to go and with NITLC, most of the time you will be doing that anyway. I wont be giving money away in the future thats for sure! seld study all the way from now on.

    Oh and HI :D
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome :)

    Self study is the way, if you need help then there is this place and its free :)
     
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  5. Mr Machfisto

    Mr Machfisto Nibble Poster

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    Hi there

    Me again...........

    I am with NITLC and doing their networking course. I think going with a TP has helped me get where I am today. The choice is yours though.

    MrM
     
  6. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF!

    I recently moved out of finance into IT. I must say that the pace of life is much more orientated to the work life balance.

    I think your making a great move.

    I would recommend updating your CV to make it more IT based and state on it that you are currently studying towards XXX certification and just start applying for lots of jobs.

    I used this method in May 08 and recieved a job offer in the middle of May 08.

    Good luck in your new career.
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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  8. onoski

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    Hello and welcome to CF:) good choice on the self study as you'd learn at your own pace as well as save lots of money. Please, feel free to ask further questions as you see fit.
     
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  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Like he said:p

    Hello & Welcome to CF:biggrin
     
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  10. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  11. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :)
     
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  12. nugget
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
     
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  13. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  14. sunn

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    Welcome...
     

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