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New Old Timer Here

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by videoman, May 23, 2008.

  1. videoman

    videoman Bit Poster

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    Hi All, First post on forum as I have only just found it. I am late forties and probably much too old to get a job in IT but have had an interest in computers for many years. I also spend part of my life in the UK and the rest in Spain which would also make having a proper job difficult.
    Interested in learning more about PC's especially hardware side (Mech. Eng. by trade so nuts and bolts) and possibly gaining some basic qualifications A+ etc as I just need to learn something new before I get even older and would only repair computers for people who I know.
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Old timer? Some of us here are even older and make a success of IT, so I don't see why you shouldn't be able to! :p

    Harry.
     
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  3. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
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  4. Johnd76

    Johnd76 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome
     
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  5. stutheview

    stutheview Byte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF! :D
     
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  6. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Your never too old to learn something new!

    Welcome to CF:biggrin8)
     
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  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  8. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:) and yep! age is a number as character and attitude would take you a long way if you persist.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!

    I also know a lot of people who got started in IT in their 40s and 50s.
     
    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!
  10. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome :)

    Your never too old to start in IT
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  11. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome :)
     
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  12. videoman

    videoman Bit Poster

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    Hi all and thanks for the welcome. I think it all down to a preconceived idea we have regarding people who are into computers as being young and trendy. This certainly rules me out.
     
    Certifications: ECDL
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  13. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I have been on this planet a while too, I am definitely 'into computers' and have been for the last 20 years. All that matters is that you have a thirst for knowledge and an appetite for all things geek. 8)

    Welcome to CF!
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  14. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Fear not: that preconceived idea is false, and isn't shared by those who are actually IN the industry. :)
     
    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!

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