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Time for change

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by McBegbie, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. McBegbie

    McBegbie New Member

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    Just a quick note to say hello.

    Sat at work today I realised it was time to get the hell out of the financial services industry. I've always had an interest in IT so I figured now's as good a time as any. I was going to sign up with Computeach but after finding my way here and reading a few of the threads I figured I could save myself a boat load of cash with self study. Been online and ordered the Mike Meyers AIO study guide for CompTIA A+ tonight which I should have next week and away we go. I look forward to getting to know folks as I have no doubt I'll have plenty of questions as I work my way through things.
     
  2. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the A+, and a good choice on the study material.

    NB
     
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  3. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Hey.

    Welcome to CF and good luck with a career change. :biggrin
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF, what where you doing in the Financial Services Industry?

    I was in it as a Financial Advisor up until 1 1/2 years ago, when I jumped into 1st Line Support, I have now been doing 3rd Line for the past 6 months.

    So it can be done, any advise, please ask.
     
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  6. McBegbie

    McBegbie New Member

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    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm currently a mortgage underwriter for a bank (think an unpopular horse of a darker hue). The future's uncertain as our part of the bank is to be sold so I figured now's as good a time as any to start re-training. Going to keep my current job until I've got a couple of certs under my belt. I figured I'd start with CompTIA A+ and hopefully move on to MCDST. Should have enough time before things go pear shaped (fingers crossed)!
     
  7. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Tough time to be planning a career change - but good luck! :biggrin
     
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  8. McBegbie

    McBegbie New Member

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    Very true and cheers fella, but I figured I'm still the right side of 40 (for another 12 months anyway) and now's as good a time as any. And I can only hope things improve by the time I'm looking for entry level jobs!
     
  9. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Best wishes as with hard work and dedication you can make it into the role of an IT worker. Cheerio:) and welcome on board.
     
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  10. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Thats funny because I was thinking of entering the finance industry ! :D

    People get laid off all the time in IT too...
     
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