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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by imjustalex, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. imjustalex

    imjustalex New Member

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    Hi, my names Alex, im 16 from Edinburgh, Scotland. Im leaving school this year and im going on to study a HNC in computing. THEN afterwards I was looking into the possibility of studying for a MCSA (then MCSE) with NITLC. I was forwarded to this forum by a student at NITLC and I thought I would sign up and try and get peoples opinions on what would be the best for me.

    Im very interested in computers and I wanted to study for the MCSA this year but the cost (£3750) was quite steep for me at the moment. So I have decided to study a HNC and build up some money then go on to study for a MCSA, does that seem like a good plan? Looking forward to meeting and hearing from people on the forum

    Thanks for feedback.
    Alex
     
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  3. zimbo
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    Welcome to CF! Good choice with the HNC... Infact look at HND and even higher.. I near went to Paisley to do Computer Networks and they have CISCO and Microsoft Certs in their degree program so once you finished considered them as i heard alot of people say good things about their degree...

    I think doing a degree would be good cause you will get a work placement year and that will be priceless in the future.. Oh and if you dont like the idea then you CAN study MCSA and MCSE self-study wise.. you buy the books and setup a few PC's at home to practice on it will save you thousands and you will do more hands on!

    Good luck and shout for help if you need!
     
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  4. imjustalex

    imjustalex New Member

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    thanks for the info mate, sounds good to me. If any probs crop up i'll give you a shout
     
  5. zimbo
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    i just realised you not far from paisley either!
     
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  6. imjustalex

    imjustalex New Member

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    heh, yah, good ole edinburgh
     
  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin
     
  8. Ben Wood

    Ben Wood New Member

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    Hi,

    My names Ben Wood, I'm 25 years old from Greater London.

    For the past 3 years i have been working in sales and now I find it seriously boring. When i was 17 I worled for a Networking Company called Atomwide UK based in Orpington in Kent and it was the best and most envolved job i ever had so now i am just trying to get back into Network Engineering.

    Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.

    Ben :-)
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Alex. Welcome to CertForums. :)
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi Alex - welcome to CF. You should find plenty of help and good advice here :)

    @ zimbo - you nearly went to Paisley ? OMG, that's where I went years ago - it's only 25 miles away from me. Can you imagine the fun we would have got up to ?? :ohmy:blink:D
     
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  11. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    G'day Alex and welcome to the flock 8)

    @Ben, mate you've got your own welcome thread already, so people will refrain from going off topic, hence no replies to your question in this one. If you want further advice, please start a new thread in the relevant forum.

    :offtopic
     
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  12. zimbo
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    you joking! :( err i want to change uni's!! :cry:

    im going to be all by myself in london......... :p
     
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  13. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi Alex! :thumbleft
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Hi Ben and Alex - Welcome to CF
     
  15. jodsclass

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    Agreed. You have youth on your side Alex. Having this kind of direction and focus at your age will put you in great stead for the future. Do your stuff at college and get a Job in IT to fund your future certification endevours. And i agree witht he comment about self study. Get a few old machines and just play with them in your own time. Its a great way to learn and the troubleshooting skills (and finding solutions) you pick up will be invaluable.

    Good luck and all the best

    Jodsclass
     
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  16. imjustalex

    imjustalex New Member

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    Thansk for the welcome and support everyone! :D
     
  17. krizzy

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    hi alex,

    i'm kristine from the philippines. you might want to consider to get your microsoft certification here in my country. its quite cheap because we're a third world country.

    try to visit our website **************

    hope to hear from you soon.

    krizzy

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  18. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    krizzy - your link to your site has been removed. Please read our Rules & Guidelines where we clearly state we do not allow advertising on our Forum. Thanks :)
     
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  19. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello and Welcome 'iamjustalex'

    Andy.. :biggrin
     
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  20. Malnomates

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    Welcome to CF.. 8)
     
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