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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by David Coffey, Feb 12, 2020.

  1. David Coffey

    David Coffey New Member

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    Hi all

    I’m new here and just thought o would say hi. I’m currently looking to get into the industry but I really don’t know where to start . By trade I’m a electrical installation/maintenance and after speak with a colleague I was recommended the CCNA course as a good place to start. What would you all recommend and what certs are required to get into the industry and what certs should I be aiming for to make a success of it.

    Thanks for your time.
     
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  2. nisseki

    nisseki Byte Poster

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    There's loads of low cost training for CCNA, don't waste money on a training provider. A good study book and video course will help you and use the packet tracer download from CISCO. Bear in mind there's going to be a new updated CCNA so make sure you get the right study books etc
     
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  3. David Coffey

    David Coffey New Member

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    That’s a great help thanks, I guess it’s a good course to start with then.
     
  4. Kitkatninja
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    Kitkatninja aka me, myself & I Moderator

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    Before you jump on in and start studying for the CCNA, the first question (that I would ask) is what area of IT do you actually want get into? As well as what your current level of knowledge is...
     
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  5. David Coffey

    David Coffey New Member

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    I am basically a newbie and my level is that of a average guy but I am not 100% which area as I am still looking into it. I would like a change of career and IT is something I do enjoy but rarely have the time to dive into fully due to my current job, that’s one of the main reasons I signed up to the forum to gains advice from the guys/girls who are already in the know and have good experiences in the field.
     
  6. shahlapirnia

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    You might want to look into comptia.org as well depending on your existing level of IT.

    Some like to start with CompTIA and then move on to Cisco.
     
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  7. David Coffey

    David Coffey New Member

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    Thanks for the input I will go an have a look at it as this is something I would really like to do.
     

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