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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by trybar, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    Hi all.

    I'm computer and telecomm technician from Poland, previously employed by Telekomunikacja Polska S.A. as a technician with Public Payphones (for 17 years) and as a Network and Services Delivery Specialist for last year of my work there.

    Right now in London area, but as I'm looking for a job, I can move if work will be requiring this..

    I was working around computers from 286 with DOS on 5,25 inch floppy and ruby monitors (who can remember that?), but despite this I was never in IT department, shame :(

    This forum can give me an inside how, where and in which order attend with IT training and aquiring of certificates, what in future can benefit with better job.

    As I've said, I'm from Poland, so my english - especially technical is not quite good, I hope to change that very fast.
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    And your english seems very good to me. :p

    Harry.
     
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  3. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome to the forums...
    Your experience is from the telecom world of phone systems but not particularly computers? If that's the case it shouldn't be too difficult to make the move to the world of IT.
     
  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome! And your English is fine!
     
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  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) Glad to have you
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    NB
     
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  7. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    I have two polish vocational education: as telecomm AND as a computer technician...
    Education and working experience with computers is there, no IT position only so far..

    MCSE is too much, but as I started to study CompTIA A+ requirements, i figured out that its something I already know.. It's just like aquiring my polish computer technician qualifications - school was easy, I've practically learn as new skill only Access there, but polish vocational education does not have that kind of impact on employers here...

    Anyway - thank you for warm welcome here... I'll be constant guest here....
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008
  8. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome:)

    Glad your going to stay :)
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  9. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF! 8)
     
  10. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Think of a cert as a document to show you know a subject/topic/technology... If you already have the A+ experience and knowledge, do a refresher and pass the exam. This will get you an industry recognized cert that can be used to make your resume/CV stand out.
     
  11. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    Working on it - reading a "A+ for dummies", just to learn couple english technical words I didn't had in vocabulary, like "EPA" or "RSI" and in next week first exam.
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008
  12. greenbrucelee
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    The A+ for dummies is supposed to be a very bad book for learning the a+, two books which are really good are compTIA A+ all in one exam guide 6th edition by Mike Meyers and PC Technician Street Smarts by James Pyles.
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    My former co-worker confirms that. Study Meyers and Pyles, and forget the rest.
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  14. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  15. tripwire45
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    Well...there might be a *few* other worthy A+ texts out there, Michael. :wink:
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    There might be. But A+ for Dummies is not one of them.

    Besides... why deviate from something that *works*, and works *well* for an overwhelming percentage of people? Go with the trusted solution.
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  17. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    I have set my mind for learning only english couple of words, that i didn't knew - not whole material.. My english is good enough to reconize question about hardware, i know the shortcuts for buses and techologies, and I wont be fooled when asked about "how many wires is used for sending data on 80 wires IDE cable" or "does printer can be connected by PCI bus".. non-computer related matters are bothering me...
    Althrough I wasn't in IT dep before, I was support and helpesk for friends and colleagues for years..
    And yes, I know that don't mean much without experience on AD or call loging software in my CV... :(
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008
  18. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Hello trybar, have you decide on what books you are going to purchase?:biggrin
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+
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  19. trybar

    trybar Nibble Poster

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    for next exam? One of your recommendation for N+... here I need some extra learning, I guess..
     
    Certifications: A+ MOS MCP MCDST MCTS MCITP:EST MCSA MCS
    WIP: MCITP Server 2008

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