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Woohoo, I got an IT Job!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by BB88, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. BB88

    BB88 Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    After setting my new years resolution at the beginning of the year "I want to be working in IT by the end of the year", it has finally come true. I landed a job for SITEL working in Toshiba Technical Support in Exeter! I am so happy it is untrue, and now I can push on and excel in a career I really want to do. I had a competency test on Wednesday and scored 90% on it. They invited me back for an interview on the Friday, and was offered the job there and then after the interview. I start this Monday and I cannot wait!

    I personally think the certifications will be a lot easier to gain from working in a real life IT industry and it will motivate me further to complete them and work my way up the ladder.

    I have been studying the CompTIA A+ on and off all year, and feel I should take it sooner rather than later as I am scoring well in the 80% mark on the practice exams. From then on I will head for Network+ I guess, as that is the route people suggest. Does anybody know if the current exams for Network+ are retiring at similar times to the 220-600 series of the A+, or is there another year on them yet?

    Just want to say a big thank you to CertForums and all the members for motivating me and choosing the self-study method opposed to shedding out on Training Providers!
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2009
    Certifications: AS Computing, A+, Network+, 70-680, 70-410
    WIP: MCSA: Server 2012
  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats m8 ! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  3. Trogdor

    Trogdor Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

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    Congratulations! Landing a job in this climate is a big accomplishment. What are you going to be supporting?
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, PDI+, MCDST, HP APS Server, HP APS Desktop / Laptop
    WIP: ITIL, CCNA, MCSA, and BSc
  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Big congrats mate :D
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  5. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Congrats.
    Well done
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats! :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010
  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Major congrats on the job:thumbleft

    Absolutely!

    NB
     
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  8. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations and best wishes on your new role in IT:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  9. Mkid

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    Well done!
     
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  10. DC Pr0Mo

    DC Pr0Mo Kilobyte Poster

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    Nice story, Well done!
     
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  11. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Congrats. I'm not jealous at all, oh no, not me.:cry:
    The network+ changed earlier this year so the only version available is the new one. N10-004 iirc.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  12. Mikeyboy

    Mikeyboy Kilobyte Poster

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    fantastic news well done!! :D
     
    Certifications: VCP,MCSA, MCP, MCDST, MCITP, MCTS, A+, N+
  13. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    Very nice...
    Congrats!
     
  14. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

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    Congratulations well done!
    Have you had any experience?
     
    Certifications: MCP, HND Business Information Systems
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  15. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

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    Good job!
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Major congrats!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  17. Alex399

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    Well done and congratulations! now have yourself a well deserved PINT! :biggrin
     
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