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Short Introduction

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by AndyIoW, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. AndyIoW

    AndyIoW New Member

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    My name is Andy and seeing as this is my first post a few details about me.

    Have got to that time in life when you start to think about the future. My current job is getting me down as there seems to be no possibilty of moving up. So I am making inquiries about careers change and IT is one that I have been doing on my own for the last few years for friends etc repairing, upgrading etc.

    I would like to get more formal recognized qualifications in IT and was pointed in the direction of this forum from another I belong to.

    I hope the questions I ask will not be silly in your eyes and the search function will be well used I think.
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: Undecided.
  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Hi Welcome :)

    You should look at getting compTIA A+ certification if getting into IT support is your aim.

    You do not need to do courses for vertifications you can learn by self study.

    All you need for the A+ is compTIA A+ all in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers and PC Technician street smarts by James Pyles (you can get them on Amazon), an old PC to mess about with would help too.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  3. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    And great that you consider that 'search' is your friend. :biggrin Many newcomers seem to skip that part!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  4. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    Welcome, and good luck :)
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008
  5. Alex Wright

    Alex Wright Megabyte Poster

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    As GBL said, the A+ is your starting point.

    Welcome to the forums!
     
    Certifications: 70-680 Configuring Windows 7
    WIP: 70-642
  6. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF AndyIoW.
    Your local College on The IoW runs Cisco IT Essentials part time, It's a good course to do, i have done it myself!
    IT Essentials 1 would give you good grounding & enable you to take with some self studying A+.
    A+ is the basic IT Techie qualification.
    Good luck.
     
    Certifications: ECDL, CiscoIT1 & A+
    WIP: Girlfriend & Network+
  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF!:D

    NB
     
    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
    WIP: MCSA
  8. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:) and yep! you're best starting with the A+ Comptia cert as you'd learn a lot in terms of the hardware, software and customer services aspect of computers.

    The cert is also for life, meaning you don't have to re-new every two yrs like some other type of cert and it's professionally recognized too. Best wishes and don't forget to stick around:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  9. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF, and good luck with your studies! 8)
     
  10. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) !
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
    WIP: MCSA 2012
  11. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    To agree with the most of the previous suggestions, start with the A+. From there you can consider the N+ and/or Microsoft’s MCDST.

    Welcome to the forums & Good Luck! :sunny
     
  12. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -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
  13. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
    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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