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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Geebob, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. Geebob

    Geebob New Member

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    Hi All. Thinking about starting a new life in IT, always have wanted to do it! I am thinking about starting obviously with A+, but will have to self study with Mike Meyers' books! One question though, do companies consider people who have studied at home in a lesser light as opposed to those who have undegone courses (wish I could but a bit skint at the moment!)? Have always tinkered with computers and built and "destroyed" them for several years, but looking forward to doing some real studying. Anyways, thanks people,
     
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  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF mate:biggrin

    Well done for taking the self study route, use the search option above and type 'self study ' there's a useful thread about self study by Zimbo!

    As for employers it depends who you are applying to!

    Most look on self study in your own time as dedication to the IT industry! Rather than someone who has just come from Uni.

    I suggest you look under the certs section A+ and employment on the CF forum.

    UCM:biggrin
     
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  3. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Welcome to CF! :biggrin

    Zimbo's Self study thread appears to have dissapeared for the minute, but have faith, it will be back! :biggrin
     
  4. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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  5. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello Simon, I thought you were over at TU?
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Its called Tabbed Browsing in Firefox! :p
     
  7. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    good answer, did you use fireworks to create your AV?
     
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  8. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nope, I found it! :biggrin
     
  9. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Some questions you should ask yourself before going down this road mate and that is:-

    1). Do you like playing the detective using your skills to find out what the problem is?

    Network Cert

    2). Do you like helping people, talking to them either over the phone or face to face about software problems?

    MCDST

    3) Do you like fixing things or building things?

    PC support A+ Cert

    4) Do you like creating pictures, films or sound using software

    Website design

    I think it's not enough to have it as a hobby!
    You have to do some soul searching first otherwise you might end up down the wrong road!

    Good luck!:biggrin
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF mate 8)
     
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  11. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome to CF :)
     
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  12. Veteran's son

    Veteran's son Megabyte Poster

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    Hello!:)
     
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  13. Rik

    Rik Nibble Poster

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    Welcome Aboard mate :D
     
  14. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF!:biggrin
     
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