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Oh man...I'm I happy to find this forum!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Devilfish, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Devilfish

    Devilfish Bit Poster

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    Hi everyone,

    Oh man...I'm I happy to find this forum!

    I'm a PC addict and admin/owner of 2 vbulletin forums. I am being made redundant in July and want to pursue a career in IT.

    So many decisions to make before making the first move; Microsoft or Cisco? Windows or Networking?

    I feel I have a good knowledge of Windows XP, installing, configuring, etc. and I would like to obtain a few certifications before I need to look for a new job. I was thinking MCDST, CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ to start with. I've been reading quite a few threads this afternoon and these seem to be the stepping stone for bigger and better careers.

    I'd apprecaite anyones and everyones advice! :)

    Looking forward to spending more time here! :)

    Regards,
    -Devilfish
     
    WIP: A+, Network+, MCDST
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome:)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  4. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome! :D

    Yup... A+, Net+ and MCDST are the way to go to start with...
     
  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    You won't have to worry about either of those choices at the start of your IT career - you won't likely be administering servers or routers in your first IT job. :)

    Take what you can get to get your feet in the door, start building experience, THEN start moving towards where you want your career to go.

    Start looking NOW, not after you're certified. When you pick up a certification, add it to your resume/CV and keep looking. But by all means, don't wait... certifications are usually not required, and they don't guarantee employment - they only make you more attractive to employers.

    Excellent plan. I'd recommend starting with the A+, then moving on to Network+ and the MCDST.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
    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!
  6. Devilfish

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    Thanks for the welcome and advice guys!

    I'm loving this forum already! :)
     
    WIP: A+, Network+, MCDST
  7. wagnerk
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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    Excellent advice from BM & GiddyG :)

    -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. Bluerinse
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    G'day and welcome to CG 8)
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  9. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi and welcome aboard.

    Can't really say anything - Mike has said it for me!

    Best of luck!
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  10. onoski

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    Hi and welcome to CF:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell

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