so who's certified here?

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kolik0584 created the topic: so who's certified here?

Just wondering how many members have IT certifications. I'm still a student in a Computer Networking Tech course at a local college, but so far I've gotten my:

A+ (Sept 2010)
Network+ (Dec 2010)

I am working towards my CCNA currently and plan on obtaining Security+ as well.

So, what do people have and what are they planning on getting?
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: so who's certified here?

well... i am a doctorate of Mechanical Engineering (10 years) and undergrad
of Electrical Engineering... but that is nothing.... presently... i have an IT expert that attends my computer requirements ( my son) and another IT personnel
that is good in programming (my youngest daughter) LOL...

just kidding!!!!!! i am just an ordinary PC user that depend on my
children when needs arise....
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OFL replied the topic: Re: so who's certified here?

Well done on getting your certificates. I've often thought about getting some qualifications in computing, however I feel that if I was to start trying to forge a living from computers, it might take the enjoyment away from the hobby side of computers. After all, if you spend all day at work on the computer, you hardly want to come home and start doing it all over again. So I've always just messed around with computers and websites as a hobby and not made it an occupation.

Mind you, there are so many people out there now who are getting qualified in computers, I don't know if there will be jobs available for these people.

I may not always be right, but I am always the BOSS :-)
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kolik0584 replied the topic: Re: so who's certified here?

I see what your saying OFL. The trick is to find a niche and crawl into it. The current buzz is that security is going to be the big ticket, so my plan is to get into network security.

I've always enjoyed working on my computer, and helping friends and family with their computer's so i figured why not make some cash off of it :D
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: so who's certified here?

that is basically what i am doing... make the best out of my hobby...
i normally set up an aquarium for a fee...but for friends who can
afford a better tanks and gadgets than me... my assistance if for free
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Love My Tiger replied the topic: Re: so who's certified here?

Well, I don't have any certifications (never got around to doing it). But, I have been working as a computer technician for almost 3 years now. It's fun, but, sadly, it does take a lot away from the hobby. I don't do anything with computers outside of work. I used to be on them all the time, but working with them day in and out will take the fun out of it. :(
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