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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by eddiebaby, May 8, 2007.

  1. eddiebaby

    eddiebaby New Member

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    Hello everyone.

    I'm just looking to do some self study certification in network support. Not sure what qualifications/courses are best so I'm looking in here for feedback.

    EB
     
  2. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Welcome to CF!:)

    CompTIA Network+ would be a good start.
     
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  3. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    First of all what qualifications/certifications do you have and also do you have any experience?
     
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  4. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    Welcome.
     
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  5. eddiebaby

    eddiebaby New Member

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    I have aeons of varied computing experience from programming, analysis, design - mainly on IBM mainframes - to project management and I also have some academic computing qualifications as part of an OU degree, but no industry standard type qualifications. I have a couple of years PC/network support experience and am looking to formalise my knowledge in this area, most of which has been picked up bit by bit, on the job. I agree with the earlier recommendation that Comptia Network+ would be a good place to start. Anyone recommend a good self-study route and/or provider?
     
  6. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I'd suggest buying the books from Mike Meyers and David Groth and doing it as a self-study.

    BTW - welcome to CF!

    Harry.
     
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  7. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :)
     
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  8. eddiebaby

    eddiebaby New Member

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    Is that the recommended self-study approach? Buy books and then book exam independently when you feel you are ready? Or is it better to go through a company who supply self-study CDs?
    What are the titles of these books and how much do they generally cost?

    BTW thanks to everyone for welcoming me and giving their advice
     
  9. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Yes mate, this is how we self study and save money - oh and welcome to CF 8)
     
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  10. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Hi there and welcome 8)
     
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  11. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF and best wishes with your N+ studies:biggrin
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Welcome to CF, glad you joined. :)

    -Ken
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Welcome!
     
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  14. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

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    Howdy and self study is the way to go...
     
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