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Which Direction To Take

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by hapkidoaz, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. hapkidoaz

    hapkidoaz New Member

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    Hello everybody my name is Alan, I have a question and this is it!
    I would love to fix Pc's for a living,I have No Qualifications but some Experience fixing them at Home.
    I have looked at a course which would end with a Btec in Pc Engineering,This is a distance Learning Course.
    I have no idea what the best Qualification to aim for would be can anybody help.
    I see lots of people with A+ What are the various options and would a BTEC be good to show an employer i have what they require.
    Regards Alan.................
     
  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Alan,

    Do yourself a favour and Grab a good A+ book and go from there mate.

    Mike Myers All in One Certification all in one (easy to read) or Sybex make a good 'un too.

    Regards

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. hapkidoaz

    hapkidoaz New Member

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    I will have a look for those,there are so many books to read i borrowed an exam cram from a friend i understand some of it slowly info making sense as i read becoming very interested i did speak to an advisor from NITlC they said the money is not really good just fixing Pc's but thats the side i would like to get involved in at this time and then aim for a more demanding role later.
    I think if i have a Qualification for fixing and Upgrading it could be just what i need to put me in a job where i can expand and learn more.
     
  4. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Hi Alan and welcome to the forum.:D

    Another article you might want to read is that by our own Zimbo. The Guide to self study.
     
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
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  5. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Greetings, Alan. Welcome to CF. The only way to learn something is to do it. Pick up a good book or two and a spare PC if you can lay your hands on one. Then get a screwdriver and get to work. I can tell you from personal experience that learning to fix PCs is *much* easier if you have something to work on than just reading from a book.

    Wow! Lots of Green Lanterns joining the forum. First a "Hal" and now an "Alan". :tongue

    [​IMG]
     
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