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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by rebel316, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. rebel316

    rebel316 New Member

    Hello, my name is Greg and I am from Preston (UK) and have zero work experience with IT or computers......

    However I decided that this new year I would take the plunge and dive into the world of IT and, at the age of 35, look for a career change.

    Upon searching the web I kept being directed towards training providers and one inparticular caught my eye.

    I filled in the form and awaited their call, which I received yesterday. We set up a meeting for next week with their 'advisor/salesman' and I started to get quite excited about the whole thing.

    Tonight I decided to do a bit of background research on the company and eventually ended up here, and I am glad I did!

    Now I am not dismissing the prospect of TP's but I will be cancelling my visit for the time being.

    Spending just an hour or so reading through some of the informative, and very honest, posts has convinced me that everything I need to get started with my IT career is available either on this forum or elsewhere on the web - for free!

    Then if I decide that it is indeed what I want to do and I feel comfortable and capable of doing it I can spend a reasonable amount of time and money, at my own discretion, on updating my knowledge without forking out a small fortune for something I am not even sure is right for me at this moment in time.

    So a big thank you for the people on this forum :cheers

    BTW, would I be correct in thinking that the very first certification I should be looking at is CompTIA A+ or have I got the completley wrong end of the stick?

    Thanks again!

  2. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Hi and welcome to the forum. :biggrin

    Very good choice. :thumbleft
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  3. 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
  4. rebel316

    rebel316 New Member

    Thanks for the welcomes, and thanks for confirming A+ as a good place to start, Ill get on with asap :onthePC
  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the A+

    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+

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