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Thought i Would Say Hi.........

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Stewy, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. Stewy

    Stewy New Member

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    Hi All

    My name is Stewy and found you all by accident. I am doing the CIW with computeach and although they said anyone could do it, passing the damn thing may prove to be different. I have only passed the firts part of the course so far and failed the networking essentials miserabley (67%). After recieveing the next mock for part 2 it is harder than the first. Short of jumping of the nearest bridge, anyone offer any guidence?

    Surely i cannot be the only person in this boat?

    Speak soon Stewy
     
  2. law123

    law123 Byte Poster

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    Sorry Stewy I cant help much but I will say hello and welcome. I am just a newbie here myself but I am sure you will get the help here soon. :)
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Stewy. Welcome to CertForums. Glad you found the place. We'd be glad to help you with your studies (short of cheating that is) :biggrin We do have a networking forum that you can access and post questions on. Let us know what problems you're having and maybe we can be of assistance. It's what we're here for. Cheers.
     
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Hi there Stewy and welcome to the forum.

    ask away and answer will return







    perhaps [​IMG]
     
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Looking at doing ..................
  5. 808

    808 Nibble Poster

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    hi stewy

    im also pretty new here but it is a great place to find help on your courses.hope you pass m8
     
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  6. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Hi from me, Stewy - welcome to certForums :D

    If you can post some examples of things you don't quite understand, we'll certainly do out best to help (please note, try and avoid posting exact questions from your Provider, as these will most likely be copyright, and we have to watch our backs on this - please see HERE for more details).

    Cheer m8 - enjoy your time here :D
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  7. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    Hi there mate, and welcome to the forums!!! :D
     
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  8. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Welcome to the Forums. Hope you stick around. :) Si
     
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  9. Stewy

    Stewy New Member

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys, this sounds like a good place to be. Not actually stuck on any individual part as of yet, (although trying to understand the OSI model and its different uses etc is as of yet still a little confusing to say the least) i just feel a bit conned if thats the right word as i wanted to build and design websites and all the work i have done so far is about networking etc. im sure that there is a point, but why am i taking an age to try and pass something i do not want to do and with a pass mark of 90% im just struggling in general. theres my whinge out the way, now back to the books

    Stewy, thanx again for the warm welcome and i will be here for sometime
     
  10. Stewy

    Stewy New Member

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    Hi All

    just forgot to mention, i'm doing the CIW course with Computeach? but i have heard some good and lots of bad about them. I paid a lot of money for this course, but opinions on the provider and is there a better way of getting qualified out there

    Comments & Views would be most welcome

    Thanx Stewy
     
  11. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi Stewy, thought i'd say hello and but in...

    I'm doing A+/MCSE with Computeach, and yes alot of people
    love to slag them off, but still, a hell of a lot of people end
    up with good required qualifications and jobs at the end of
    it, and some don't ( you'll usually find the people who say they
    are crap are the people who expected everything handed to
    them, instead of working for it.)

    I've been with them over a year now, and been stuck in very
    big ways, and sometimes they've helped and sometimes they
    have basically told me to read a section again?????

    But in the end, by keeping at it, i've got through and passed
    three mock exams with them, and looking forward to going
    in centre soon to take my A+ and hopefully pass it :cry:

    At the end of the day, there mock exam's have very high pass
    rates to get you to the next stage, and believe me i've
    struggled and banged my head against a wall a few times, but
    I now feel that this is required for me to pass the "real" exam
    with a certainty of ease rather than just hopefully scraping
    through of "just" doing it.

    I'm doing the course in my "spare time" as well as working
    approx 80 hrs a week, keeping a home, my wife and daughter
    happy, well fed and cleaned...
    ( Yes Rosy if your reading this, I may sound like a male
    Chauvinist pig at times, but i'm really a very house proud male,
    who loves a clean home, and to look after my wife - god i'm
    going to be sick,,,,, :oops: )

    The course is designed to be tough, in reality, if it was piss
    easy, then everone would be IT certified and being paid
    £70,000 a year for doing nothing, but we all know the reality
    of the IT job front, and through forums like this one ( Has to
    be said, this is the best one really ) you get to know whats
    what, and be with people like you, who may be struggling but
    are more than willing to help you through things.

    Sorry to gripe on a bit, but been at work for 14 hrs, and it's nice
    to let of steam a bit. but hopegully you get the point i'm trying
    to make to you. Your in very safe hands here :tune
    With a great bunch of guys, and girls who are or have been
    all in the same boat as the one we're in now.

    Hope this helps.......Callum
     
    Certifications: currently doing A+/MCSE
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  12. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    ROTFLMAO!

    Let me guess...the Missus was sitting right beside you with a gun at your head when you typed this. :P

    jk

    Good lad. :D
     
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  13. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    yeah maybe, but the old dragon's gone to bed now, so got my
    feet up on the table, beer in hand, smoking in the living room ( shhhhh, she'll kill me)

    Like i'm scared of that old battle axe man, :tune
     
    Certifications: currently doing A+/MCSE
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  14. Stewy

    Stewy New Member

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    Cazzam, sounds like we are both in that boat IE 80hrs per week, wife (or should i say girlfried with a very big gun tripwire) and lots of other sh*t at the same time. certainly not scared of hard work and i will keep plugging away, i am not looking for an easy ride (well maybe a little) was just looking for some encouragement which i feel i have

    Good work guys & gals and i can put the rope away for now until my next mid life crisis

    Cheers all, i like it in ere
     
  15. cazzam35

    cazzam35 Kilobyte Poster

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    well your certainly in the right place here for your next mid life crisis, and don't worry bout the rope, cos we'll drag you down
    with or without that :biggrin

    cheers mate
     
    Certifications: currently doing A+/MCSE
    WIP: Curr/Supervisor/Duty Mgr/Retail DIY
  16. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi Stewy and welcome to the forum mate.:D
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  17. Stewy

    Stewy New Member

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    thanks nugget, look forward to getting (help) to know the peeps on here

    Stewy
     
  18. Loki30000

    Loki30000 Bit Poster

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    Hi there, sorry couldn't help notice the painful, nay, evil spelling mistake. :blink :snipersmi

    If you haven't already guessed there's very little i take seriously, feel free to correct me or even just diss me. i can take it 8)

    LOKI.....
     
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    WIP: Home learning C++. Then VB and JAVA

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