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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Becki, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Becki

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    Hello, i'm Becki

    I am 18 years old and i need help!

    I'm currently studying at a Zenos Academy in Birmingham and I'm trying to complete my A+ 601 exam and my Network+ to start with.

    Thanks Becki :biggrin:whatthink
     
    Certifications: NVQ IC3 A+ Network+ MCDST MCITP MCTS Vista & 7
  2. hbroomhall

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    What sort of help do you need?

    Harry.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Hi Welcome :)

    What help do you need?
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
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  4. Becki

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    Hi Harry, & thanks for the warm welcome.

    well where do i start, i have successfully completed my IC3, but i am struggling with the 601 A+ essentials exam, i have failed it 3 times :( , but the electives was passed 1st time strangely enough :blink

    Anyway i am preparing to take my Network+ exam in the next few weeks and i need some real help with it.

    Soon i will be starting my MCSDT, and by the looks of it i'm going to struggle with it.

    I Hope I havent confused you.

    Becki x
     
    Certifications: NVQ IC3 A+ Network+ MCDST MCITP MCTS Vista & 7
  5. hbroomhall

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    It seems to me not the best idea to be doing so many exams all at once.

    Can you not concentrate on one for now, and put the others off?

    Harry.
     
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  6. greenbrucelee
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    What study material are you using for the A+ exam? maybe you need more or a better source.
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

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    Welcome to CF Becki, I've done the A+ 601 and 602 so if you need any help fire away.

    :)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  8. BosonMichael
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    Welcome!

    If you don't have the A+ All-in-One Exam Guide 6th Edition by Mike Meyers, get it, and study it. You'll be glad you did. I had a help desk tech at my last job who was terrified of the A+ exam because she used A+ for Dummies and failed twice. I advised that she get Meyers' AIO book, and she passed on the next try with a GREAT score!
     
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  9. Becki

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    Well i'm afraid Harry that i can't, as i mentioned before i am at a Zenos training academy (www.zenos.com), in which it is a 5-month intensive course comprising of:
    • nvq lvevl 3 in it
    • ADITP
    • Key skills level 2 in comms and application of number
    • IC3
    • A+
    • Network+
    • MCDST
    • MCSA (done once on work after 5 month period)

    And Michael and greenburcelee...
    for the A+ ive been given GTS learning books, which are just full of technical jargon!
    for network+ and MCDST i have been given microsoft books, which are more narrative, but i think i may invest in that mike meyres book, anythings worth a try and if it comes highly recommended, what the heck!
     
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  10. greenbrucelee
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    Another good book to get is PC Technician street smarts by James Pyles, it has lots of excersises in it so you can practice, for example installing RAM and hard drives. Its very clear and concise the author is actually a member here Tripwire45.

    I am on my second copy of it due to my dog eating the first one.
     
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  11. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome to CF.

    Sorry if this going to put a downer on things.

    Do you have at least 6 months IT experience?

    If not then the MCDST and MCSA are just going to be wasted.
     
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  12. Becki

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    unfortunately i don't, not yet! :(

    i won't start the MCSA until i am in work, and it will be spread out over a 12 month period!

    i can always give it ago, as i dn't have to pay for any of it :p lol
     
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  13. greenbrucelee
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    If its spread out then I suppose its ok, some of us don't like these boot camp/intensive courses as they a very expensive and promise things like jobs and stuff at the end which don't happen a lot of the time. They also don't say to the students that Microsoft recommend 6 months experience in adminstering systems before doing the MCSA.

    Having a lot of certs and no experience can be more damaging to your job prospects, experience in the real world is what counts the most to employers.

    We have quite a few threads on here if you look for them about people getting MCSE cert but no experience and no one will hire them because they don't have the experience.

    Try to get a job as soon as possible, even if it is part time and consider charity work, like setting up the computers in a charity venue or shop.

    I myself am self studying as it is cheaper and not restrictive with a time scale etc.
     
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  14. Becki

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    well the courses im doing at the moment are FREE, yes all are free, which i am very lucky to have a place on.

    I Have an interview for Wolverhampton City council as an IT Apprentice for 4 years, on wednesday, so fingers crossed!
     
    Certifications: NVQ IC3 A+ Network+ MCDST MCITP MCTS Vista & 7
  15. greenbrucelee
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    Good luck with the interview :D
     
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  16. PAT

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    hi becki welcome to the site hope we can help you.


    sorry what's IC3 ?:blink
     
  17. Raffaz

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    Welcome to CF and good luck with your exams.:)
     
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  18. Becki

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    its Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC³) computer literacy, made up of 3 exams:computer fundamentals, living online and key applications.

    just the basics things like hardware/software, using Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint and a basic covering of the internet and Microsoft Outlook.
     
    Certifications: NVQ IC3 A+ Network+ MCDST MCITP MCTS Vista & 7
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    Good luck with the interview, Becki! :D
     
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  20. PAT

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    i see now bit like ECDL then. 8)

    good luck with your interview. :biggrin
     

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