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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by happymagik, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. happymagik

    happymagik New Member

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    Hi, im tryng to get in to IT networking (preferably) but just need any experience i can get. I am quite up to speed with XP and office apps as well as many hardware configs like PC building etc and am currently studying for my CCNA. If anyone could give me any infomation about carer paths etc i would be very grateful.
     
  2. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)

    Do you have any real world experience of IT?
     
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Hello 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
  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF. You, most likely, will have to start at the bottom (eg helpdesk, etc) before you can move into networking, even with the CCNA :)

    -Ken
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    As others have already stated, if you don't yet have real-world experience, you should start with something other than CCNA. I'd recommend the A+ and Network+ certifications to start.
     
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  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) !
     
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  7. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi welcome

    My advice is what others have said.
     
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  8. happymagik

    happymagik New Member

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    Thanks for the replys. Im fairley new with the IT qualifications and was assured that this was the way forward (college carers adviser) and would now seem this was not quite as accurate as it could have been http://www.certforums.co.uk/images/smiles/icon_rolleyes.gif
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    As ive paid for it etc ill just finish it and hope for the best. What does anyone suggest for jobs in support in regards to where to start etc.
     
  9. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Well the careers advisor needs to go and do some research and needs to be strung up for suggesting CCNA as your 1st certification.
     
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  10. happymagik

    happymagik New Member

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    Speaking to you gents (or ladies) it seems that way .... Im finding the course quite straight forward at the moment but do you feel there are quicker ways in to IT via support etc? and if so what qualifications do employers look for?
     
  11. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    yep do the A+
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    If you're looking for shortcuts, you're wasting your time, because there are no shortcuts up the career ladder. Start out with an entry-level job and build experience. There's no magic certification that's going to give you an instant boost into a networking job.

    If you are interested in finding out ways to be more attractive to employers who offer entry-level jobs, I'd suggest getting the A+ certification. That'll give you an advantage over those who have neither experience nor the certification.
     
    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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