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Another new joiner :)

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by bijomaru, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. bijomaru

    bijomaru New Member

    Hi everyone. Thought I say hello and introduce myself a little bit as I think I will be here today since I finally started working on my A+.

    I'm into IT since I was 8, even if back then it was just writing some simple games in Basic on C64. When I got 15 I bought/assembled my first PC with little knowledge that I don't even know where I gained. Since then I fell in love with RAM sticks, CPUs and rest of that stuff :)

    I have always wanted to follow the IT professional path but could never get myself right onto the track. Whether it was because lack of motivation, money or being young and careless :) Now I run a small business myself doing repairs, upgrades and building PCs, so I have a lot of experience on hands. But I want to get certified for 2 reasons I think, in no particular order. 1) For my own satisfaction of being recognised IT professional 2) to secure myself a good job that I will actually like to do or become more successful running my own workshop if it all turns out well.

    I am reading Mike Meyer's Comptia A+ AIO Book and watching videos at www.freeaplus.com and will try booking the exam sometime soon as I feel quite confident. I will go through the book and videos though to fill any gaps I might have.

    Of course I understand there is lot of stuff I still need to learn, but hopefully with you guys providing me with some directions I will not lose my way. As I am more interested in hardware side, I would like to know what would be next step after A+. I reckon Network+ would be useful for me as I troubleshoot and set up networks sometimes. And then .... MSCDT ??

    I was approached by Computrain UK yesterday and offered some nice package of training for MSCE & MSCA, but I'd rather go by my own route, save some money and be proud of what I achieved. I have to admit that reading this forum as a guest helped me to make that decision after reading about various TP and someone pointing at Google Maps to see where Computrain is located...

    So, to conclude this way to long introduction, I'm sure you guys will be most helpful and I hope I will be of some use as well, someday :)

    WIP: A+
  2. BosonMichael
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster


    Only advice I would give is to learn your acronyms... starting with:

    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!
  3. bijomaru

    bijomaru New Member


    Right ..... Learned something already :biggrin
    WIP: A+
  4. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the studies.

    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
  5. madskillz

    madskillz Nibble Poster

    Hi and Welcome!
    Certifications: MCSA, MCDST, ITIL v3 F
    WIP: 70-293
  6. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  7. wagnerk
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management

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