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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by majid08, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. majid08

    majid08 New Member

    Hi all,

    Im majid just to introduce myself..i havent got any certifications under my belt, i failed my GCSE'S in high school and so started from the very very bottom with a GNVQ foundation in IT at college, moved up to do a GNVQ intermediate in IT, and then a BTEC national certificate in IT..although even that wasnt enough to get into uni..and so i got a job as a security agent for the international consultants of targeted security worked that for two years in the process going to iraq and getting shot and sleeping through explosions...and now ive started my quest to get back into the IT field by doing the CIW with skillstrain...

    seems to be going ok as im plodding along at my own pace apart from the fact that support is non existent even with the countless emails i send to my tutor who meant to help! but eh just read extra texts i other books and surf the web for the information i need and i dont need this so called tutor..

    sorry for the long intro and my quality of english...i hope to share experiences and read up the experiences etc of others
    WIP: CIW
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Hi and welcome to CF!

    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    Hi Welcome

    I have a bit of of a similar experience to you.

    I left School with my highest GCSE grade being a D, I went to a YTS scheme and did NVQs level 1 & 2 in 6 months instead of a year. So I ended up thinking maybe I have a bit of an apptitude for IT, I went to college and did an advanced GNVQ in IT which got me into uni where I did a HND in Business Computing.

    Although I am still trying to get a job in IT, I am now studying for the A+

    If you have any questions ask a way. :D
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  4. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster


    Just remember to put the past behind you. I didn't exactly "excel" in school, not because I couldn't but because I wasn't interested. Though this is made out to be the "be all and end all" when you're still there, I can assure you it's not(though I'm sure you know this already).

    I had a friend who actually done GCSE's, Highers and then Advanced highers and finally went to Uni to do mathematics. He dropped out later in the year because he was "fed up" studying and got himself a job working in a bar. He's keen to get into web design but seems to have no motivation to do so and has now got himself a job working in a pc store.

    For a period I wasn't working and just sat playing my pc all day, every day. This used to annoy him greatly, especially as he was going to school and then going home to study for more hours each night. I remember he once said to me "You've got it lucky right now but I'll have the last laugh". He's still a good friend but we both got our new jobs in the past few months and I'm earning more than him.

    He got himself advanced highers and i got myself GCSE's, which don't count for much, look who's laughing? I'm on my way into a career I want and he's selling hardware for a company :p
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, CompTIA Network+
  5. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    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
  6. majid08

    majid08 New Member

    thanx guys, its great that this place exists..after reading a load of posts about the CIW with skills train its not looking good..oh well im not really doing it to get a job its more of a work my ass off as a security agent n save what i can and then build a business from one of the crazy ideas ive had type situ...looking at the skills im learning at the moment in this first folder i think it'll come handy..i hope
    WIP: CIW
  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

    Hi there and welcome to CF 8)
    Certifications: SIA DS Licence
    WIP: A+ 2009
  8. zimbo
    Honorary Member

    zimbo Petabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF! :biggrin
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics
  9. Becki

    Becki Byte Poster

    Heylo and Welcome!

    Becki x
    Certifications: NVQ IC3 A+ Network+ MCDST MCITP MCTS Vista & 7
  10. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    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!
  11. Luddym

    Luddym Megabyte Poster

    Welcome the the asylum. :twisted:
    Certifications: VCP,A+, N+, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: Christmas Drunkard
  12. majid08

    majid08 New Member

    thnx dudes and duddetes..nice to hear from u all
    WIP: CIW

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