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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by hamiltonwilliams, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. hamiltonwilliams

    hamiltonwilliams New Member

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    Firstly, thanks for a great informative site.

    I have recently decided to gain some qualifications within the IT sector. I currently work in the role of Sales and IT manager for a private holiday park in the UK.
    I have a great interest in computers, software and hardware alike.
    I have dismanteled and built several computers from scratch so I have a basic knowledge of how they work, however I am now learning the correct names of all the different components!! Part of my job role is to maintain all the workstations within the business, currently 11, do hardware upgrades/maintainence, software installation/upgrades, troubles shooting networked printers and all that other menial type of stuff. I also have basic knowledge of servers, currently using Server 2003, adding users/computers and configuring email addresses, low level sort of stuff.
    So this is why I ended up here, I want some quallifications to enforce my position as IT manager.
    I purchased the CompTIA A+ Complete Study Guide, Deluxe Edition: Exams 220 601/602/603/604 and the MCDST self pased training kit.

    Am I going in the right direction and are there any other book you can recommend, most of you say the Meyers book (for the A+)

    Many thank for any feedback :D
     
    WIP: A+, MCDST
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :D

    There are two books I can recommend for the A+:CompTIA A+ certification all in one exam guide 6th edition and PC Technician street smarts by James Pyles.

    An old PC would also do.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. hamiltonwilliams

    hamiltonwilliams New Member

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    Thanks, I will look them up. Already have a couple of old PC's lying around at work. TA.
     
    WIP: A+, MCDST
  4. stuPeas

    stuPeas Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome. I'm guessing you are an F1 fan. Did you get into it pre, or post Hamilton??:D
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronic, CIW Associate (v5).
    WIP: CIW (Website Design Manager)
  5. hamiltonwilliams

    hamiltonwilliams New Member

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    Have been interested in both for years but only recently decided to take IT further after job promotion in May. Thanks for interest!
     
    WIP: A+, MCDST
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF, good luck on your course/exam :)

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  8. tripwire45
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    Now I'm blushing. :oops:
     
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  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hey and welcome to CF!
     
    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
  10. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    G'day and welcome to CF 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  11. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  12. hamiltonwilliams

    hamiltonwilliams New Member

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    Many thanks for all your welcoming words. Nice to know there are so many with the same interests, it always helps to know you are not alone!! Thanks again.
     
    WIP: A+, MCDST
  13. greenbrucelee
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    Its always good to have recommendations, you deserve it.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?

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