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new member need advice pls

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by thewhan, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. thewhan

    thewhan New Member

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    Hi everyone, This is all new to me so please bare with if i mess up. Looking at a new career in IT starting from scratch, been in touch with a training provider (national IT learning centre) they sound good but not sure if its worth the amount of money. The course is comptia A+, comptia network+ and microsoft certified IT profesional- enterprise support technician. that is at entry level, any information on this company would be most appriciated or would i be better off doing home study. thanx
     
  2. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Personal opinion - study at home, take your time over doing it, enjoy the material you are learning - and don't study for the exams purely for the reason of passing them, study to learn the material.

    As for training companies - they work for some, others they don't - I'd rather keep my £1000's and spend it on other things!

    Edit - Hi and welcome BTW!
     
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    Certifications: MBCS, BSc(Hons), Cert(Maths), A+, Net+, MCDST, ITIL-F v3, MCSA
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  3. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Pretty much what he said. ^

    The main stength of a TP is that they exploit newbies' ignorance of the certification business and make it seem like magic that only they can unravel.

    A decent TP doesn't need to do that.

    This forum will tell you what you need to do in terms of certs and study methods.
    If you can self-study, go for it.
    If you're happier in a classroom or with an instructor, then go for it.

    Just do your homework first.

    :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  4. thewhan

    thewhan New Member

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    Thanx for your input, looks like you know about IT, if i got those qualifications do you think i could get my foot in the door at 36yrs old.
     
  5. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Go for MCDST or A+ to start with whilst applying for roles, 1st line or desktop support.

    Two thoughts

    • You never know unless you try
    • Don't try to run before you can walk
     
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  6. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    You can always get your foot in the door.
    You just need the right opportunity and a bit of luck.

    The mistake is to think that having a list of certs is the key to it all.

    8)
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  7. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    36 means you've got at least another 24 years work left in you... so, go for it! :D
     

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