Just to Say hello all

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by law123, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. law123

    law123 Byte Poster

    Hi all just wanted to say hello.
    Having just looked at this site I would just like to say how well laid it out it is and people seem really helpful to each other which is a big plus.
    Anyway a little about my self I am male, 35 and a taxi driver who is very fed up with his job and would like a change in career. I have been using my computer for about 4 years now. In that time I have learnt a small bit about them I have built 3 from scratch and upgraded several before. I have also installed my operating system several times (Windows XP Pro). I am hoping to get into a new career maybe doing some system maintenance and also networking installation maybe even security. I have no certs at the moment and I am not sure of which I will need so any help will be appreciated.
    Certifications: None
    WIP: A+
  2. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Greetings, law123. Welcome to CertForums. Glad you found the place. As I fellow career changer, I have a great empathy for your situation. It took my roughly four years to make a completely successful transfer from one career path to another.

    Based on what little you have mentioned, if you are looking at certifications to help with the career transition, you might want to start with the A+ by CompTIA. It's the basic hardware/OS certification offered and although supposedly vendor neutral, it has a distinctly Microsoft flavor.

    Pop down to the A+ forum and look around. I think you'll find it interesting.
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  3. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Hi from me too law123 - a warm welcome to our place :D

    I'd go with Trip's words - A+ is kind of accepted as the opening step if your looking towards tech/support work. It probably in all honesty won't open the doors for you on it's own, but it will give you a good grounding for the later certs, plus the knowledge.experience you'll get from it will stand you in good stead however you choose to proceed.

    Good luck, stay around and ask any time you need to :D
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  4. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    Hi there Law, welcome to the boards [​IMG]
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Breathing in and out, but not out and in, that's just wrong
  5. punkboy101
    Honorary Member

    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

    Hi there, and welcome to the forums. [​IMG]
    Certifications: CCNA
    WIP: Nada
  6. law123

    law123 Byte Poster

    Thanks for the welcome. :D
    Certifications: None
    WIP: A+
  7. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

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

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