Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Gary D, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. Gary D

    Gary D New Member

    Hello Everyone :D

    First off; fantastic site! Love the sense of humour everyone seems to have.

    A bit about myself:

    Have worked with PC's since the good/bad? old days of the BBC Micro and old IBM's with the green text and REAL floppy discs.......showing my age now! Anyway, to cut a long story short, I recently returned from living in South Africa and just cannot get into IT (competition is formidable). Have had bucket loads of interviews but just can't seem to get the deal (mainly applying for Public Sector). Anyway I thought maybe it's because I don't have any professional qualifications so I have just booked my first exam (70-210) for 12th July. Been doing a few mock exams and scoring around the 80% mark so hopefully I'll be fine in the real thing.
    Have been working from home as a PC Support Specialist (Telephone support) for the past couple of months but I really miss the hands on stuff and cups of tea in the tech room.
    Ah well........wish me luck!
  2. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Great to hear from you Gary - Thanks for joining CertForums :)

    Don't be put off with initial lack of success getting into IT here - it WILL happen for you, believe in yourself.

    Glad you like the site, and thanks for the compliments. Please feel free to browse around, and contribute as you see fit.

    Good luck, my friend. :D
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  3. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    Welcome :!:

    You can check out anytime you like, but you can never leave :P
  4. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Welcome to the Hotel California. I see you're flying with "the Eagles", flex. :lol:

    Sid! I love Sid. Except for Scrat, he's my favorite character from "Ice Age. BTW, you can't be older than one's older than me.

    Welcome, Gary. Sorry about all the comments above. Had to get them off my chest before I could say a proper hello. Glad you found the place. You've come at an exciting time. The forum is on the eve of it's first anniversary (the 23rd). Rumor has it that Si has a special fireworks show in mind...something along the lines of those displayed for the new millinium. He won't let the cat out of the bag just yet, but we're hoping.

    We're all here to support each other and learn from each other. I have a feeling that a fellow with your background will have a lot of show us. Please feel free to look around and ask anything that comes to mind. Glad you're here.
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  5. Phoenix
    Honorary Member

    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    good to see you Gary, nice to see someone with a long running background in IT around here, hope you enjoy the place, and good luck with the jobs
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, VCP
    WIP: > 0
  6. SimonV
    Honorary Member

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    Welcome to CertForums Gary, thanks for joining. Make yourself at home here and join in where you can. The chat room is open tonight, well after the england game it will be, so pop in and introduce yourself.

    Speak soon, Si :D
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...
  7. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Hi Gary, welcome to the forum.
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  8. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

    Hi Gazza...if u dont mind me calling u the way I think you guys forgot sumthing..... :roll:

    VB to Gary *toss*

    enjoy mate and welcome to our humble abode :lol:
    Certifications: A+
    WIP: my life
  9. Rosy
    Honorary Member

    Rosy Megabyte Poster

    Hey Gary - welcome to the site!

    Hope that you have found your way around ok and found something of interest to you in here. 8)

    By the way chat sessions are Thursday evenings from 7 - most of the mayhem occurs after about 8.30pm - pop in one evening i you get the chance - you will be made most welcome and get to know everyone a little better.

    See you around! :wink:
    Certifications: MOS Master Instructor
  10. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    Hi Gary and a belated welcome.
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Breathing in and out, but not out and in, that's just wrong

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