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Introducing me!

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by BoonMonkey, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. BoonMonkey

    BoonMonkey New Member

    Hey everyone,

    My name is Kyle, I'm an 18 year old from Bedfordshire, UK. I have been in employed work for a year now, however I feel I am wasting away here. Currently working in stores doing an NVQ level 3 in business administration, it isn't what I want to do. I've always been focused on IT, gaining knowledge and self teaching myself things since I got my first computer when I was 13.

    I didn't study all too well at school. I didn't have the dedication... However, now after working for a year my work ethic has improved dramatically, I've gained ambition to get out of this basic job and do something with my life and as IT is a huge part of it, that's what I want a job doings.

    My current qualifications are as follows:

    English language: C
    English literature: C
    Maths: C
    Science: B
    Additonal Science: C
    Graphics: C
    BTEC ICT: P (Pass)
    Business studies: B
    R.E.: D

    AS Business: E
    AS General studies: E
    BTEC Level 3 National Diploma ICT: M (Merit)

    Level 2 public services
    Level 3 Business administration (Currently doing as part of my work)

    CIW Web foundations associate

    I am currently trying looking to try and achieve my CCNA, been studying in my spare time. Would really like to move onto gaining a CCNP Cert after that and see where things go from there. If I could achieve CCIE I would be over the moon!

    Nice to meet you all. :)
  2. Coupe2T

    Coupe2T Megabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF.

    Looking at what you have already got, I would look at getting into a first line support role sooner rather than later.

    If you get your CCNA and you are still not working in IT, then it can sometimes work kind of against you, as you have no experience and so forth.

    Look for 1st line support roles and start applying, or at least I would look to do it as soon as you can once your NVQ is completed. As long as you can demonstrate a good grasp of basic computing and a good level of customer service etc then you have all you need for first line. Then once you get your CCNA you will have experience to go with it and can really start looking at moving up the ladder as it were.

    I would probably take a step back and do A+ and N+ in the meantime if you are not going to be able to move jobs for a little while yet, As you currently have no experience in an IT job, these qualifications would probably better promote you for an entry role in IT.
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  3. BoonMonkey

    BoonMonkey New Member

    The company I currently work for have recently (February this year) bought out an IT company. As I said in my first post, I currently work in stores, however I have been asking my manager for a while about moving onto the IT side of things, be it when my NVQ is finished or before.

    Thanks for the suggestion about doing A+ and N+ first, I'll have a look into that and see where I can do them locally. :)
  4. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Welcome to CertForums. :)
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  5. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF:D

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  6. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster

    Welcome to CF!
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  7. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    Welcome to CF!
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