53 posts • joined Thursday 16th December 2010 21:36 GMT
Just need some advice from people in the know
Thinking about doing this course to get into IT, I know there are a lot of people bashing in another thread here but hey, if I did want to start a career in IT, is this a good starting point?
Plan was to start from school but life got in the way and ive found my self turning 25 and still working dead end jobs. I need an out, moneys not really the issue, ive seen the 'not so glamours as they were' salarys on the job sites, im fine with that. Im pretty smart (i know that sounds big headed but hey). Im the classic hobbyist nerd and other than becoming a pilot (far to tall) this is the only realistic choice of career i have other than climbing the slow ladder of retail to an unhappy grave.
thanks for reading, and any adivce is appreciated. That course thats linked seems out of date so im going to go look around the CompITA website and see what i can find.
I just leave mine in my pocket when I'm not using it,me moving about seems to keep it clean enough. When I used to use a case things were different!
Re: @peter storm
French cars are terrible, I'm sure there rally department is very good but wether(sp?) or not all that r+d is making it through to the production cars is another matter.
anyone defending French cars has never been in one for a reasonable period of time.
Or it didn't happen.
Re: Best application is drenched over three slices of Canadian bacon
Hey hey hey, less of that! You don't get deep fried mars bars in the UK, you get them in scotland. There's a difference!
they are also very nice, but couldn't eat a whole one.
So assuming this movie does appear..... Can we watch it free for 30 days?
Re: @AC 23:03
Petty retort + American = Downvote
(not the original ac, and yes... This reply is equally if not more petty than the last.....
Having spoken to a coastguard.... He reckons if it did float it would very likely wash up... But the tide is strong in the channel and it could be out there for quite some time.
So I guess there's still hope, albeit very little :(
Re: Those pesky Japanese STEALING from Iran AGAIN!
Im not even sure if Charles is trolling in some way or if he just didn't get the joke here....
Its pretty big... If they cooked it up to eat it would probably see them through the rest of the week....
And whatever poor creature it came from has probably seen better days!
Thankyou, thankyou, I'm here all week.
The only swappable worth using. It's pretty good but a few artists are missing (i can live with that, its free for me) and it doesn't work on my girlfriends BlackBerry.
Good for plugging my x one into my car for some decent tunes, sick of ads on the radio!
Re: if your data is that important...
Ive had various success with CDs, I've got some ancient cake box of these yellow things that seem very good, I've literally had them years and still work fine, I've had others that haven't survived the burn, and others where like you say, they work a few times and then they are coasters.
Very hit and miss, tbh anything media wise is on a spare HDD stored in a box in the wardrobe, gets synched every now and again when I can be botherd. There are very few 'cannot lose this' files on my home pc anyway.
if your data is that important...
Dont stick it in the cloud, get it on another hard drive/cd/tape backup (preferebly all three) and have it stored in a weather/fireproof box buried at the bottom of the garden....
Very few files of my own files are likely to outlive the life of the HDD they are on, the ones that are important are emailed to my self, the really important ones are on multiple cd's. Anything media wise is to big to upload to the net anyway.... Or its already available for streaming somewhere.
Re: lazy reporting
Think your missing the point here....
Re: seems a fair price
If that's how its getting taught these days then that's fantastic, and fair play to you. I got 5 years of how to use word, how to take screen shots and that's about it.
We got a lesson in programming once, in DT. Can't remember the chip we used but we were making these little LCD displays scroll words across. Once, for an hou
Oh, and for HTML, it wasnt HTML, it was again just how-to use FrontPage. I'm glad its moved on.
We got taught how to use certain software, not the skills to learn how to use others if that makes sense. Hope that's changed.
Re: seems a fair price
Im not saying I know everything, I'm saying that at the time I went to college the most advanced course was a shambles. For instance one of my 'teachers' was doing a powerpoint presentation, clicking the mouse again and again to get the next screen but all he was getting was the right click menu. This guy kept clicking away all over the screen for a solid minute before any of the jaws could be picked off the floor and someone pointed out his mistake.
Maybe it wasn't the course, maybe it was the teacher's, whatever it was, it sucked.
Also, don't knock the spelling etc, I'm on my phone and I'm not proof reading something for a comments section...
seems a fair price
They could just stick em on ebay and probably get a lot more than 200 a pop. If its to much of a headache for the IT guys they should find another job tbh.
Schools need more IT at all stages, all I got was the standard 'how to use office' in secondary, then my double A level 'avce' in college was basically how to install a printer in windows, how to put a pc together, some basic html, som VERY basic VB. The only challenge for me was using MS Access (sp?). Other than database design id covered all this stuff in my own time a couple of years before leaving school!
Funny thing us I still don't have a job in IT, so if anyone's offerin let me know!
i hate cats...
Ours brings back all sorts, mostly mice, some dead some not. Small birds are a favourite, as are pidgeons,rabbits and anything else it finds...
It wouldn't be so bad but its pretty much every night and I'd say 50% of the time the unfortunate creature isn't dead.
If that's only 23% then our cat is responsible for mass kidnap/genocide.
Re: So what you are saying is the white hats need to
Im not proud of knowing this, but I belive its invention, not mission. You probably already knew this and are deliberately pretending not to know so you can preserve some credibility.... Or you would be if not for being an ac!
Really? I almost think that was placed there to lure me to comment. (check what I replied to with my last post)
As a sheffielder ill admit to speaking it that way but not writing! Cmon guys....
No one really cares about America, we got what he meant......
No where did I read WHY he was assaulted, you tellin me they just took a disliking to him because he was from Toronto? And why are they trying to remove his spy specs?
It happened at precisely 10.04am on 4th July 2012...... When you just did :)
Why would anyone downvote this? It's a perfectly reasanoble statement...
Are the fanbois THAT touchy?
Just maybe... The malware writers have shares in paper company's around the globe.....
i see what this is...
3D space..... They need something impressive to show off on everyone's 3d TVs so they can shift a few more units; because no one is impressed by the same crap effects we get in films these days..
Isnt it obvious that the DoD, NASA and Samsung/Sony are all in it together!
Re: One local apparently suffered a shock when they touched the wreckage.
Who WOULDN'T touch it? It fell from space as far as he knows. Obviously you woukdnt touch it if you noticed the power lines, I'm assuming he didn't.
not totally relevant.....
I once went for a job interview and had a 'debate' with the interviewer on what made a decent antivirus solution. I said something that worked, and didn't much interrupt my day to day usage with rediculous resource hogging. (so basically anything but Norton/McAfee). He then argued 'if its slowing your computer down at least you know its doing SOMETHING'
Who was right? I didn't get the Job In the end.... Probably for the best.
Re: A suspended sentence?
Smooth, real smooth. Some poor soul has fallen 300 meters to an unfortunate end and all you can do is come up with some cheap pun.
I had a Nokia 3210 back in the day, it went through a 40c cycle and still worked after, it didn't vibrate any more but worked fine otherwise.
Dont think my One X would stand up to a similar punishment, don't make em like they used to.
Re: Who'd have thought..
To quote Ron burgundy, 'that doesn't make sense'
..... At least in the context of this article. Also.... It's not funny.
Re: Does the list include...
... Internet famous for all the wrong reasons...
Its kinda sad that it would be easyer to count those that hadn't seen these two than to count those that had.
Says a lot about our sick curiosity as humans.
Re: No suprise
Of of curiosity.... Why ac for this?
Thanks for explaining that..... No one here would have ever known what that meant......
</massive overuse of sarcasm>
I got half way down the comments before reading this, all the people on here claiming that people should look after their kids better should have posted what this guy did, instead of being a c*nt. Also, I don't have kids.
Wyrndness, you seem to be the smartest commentard around. Congratulations.... I think!
Re: When will parents learn
NH, as much as I agree with what you just said.. I'm gonna have to downvote you I think, you just can't say shit like that.... Well, like that...
Re: No a trojan
Surely the term trojan comes from the fact it is dressed as a normal piece of software, with something quite nasty hidden inside.
The payload doesn't matter.
They gave these away free at the eurogamer expo this year, tbh I haven't even had it out the box. Played about 5 mins online on my laptop and wasn't to impressed, though my laptop is old and my broadband is sloooooow. (i should also say I was on WiFi which isn't optimal for latency) it has huge potential for social gaming though, you can each others play real time etc so for tourneys it could be awesome. Just needs fibre to make it happen!
Maybe they intentionally left it open to searches? Gaming the system doesn't necessarily mean your not as smart as the guys who cracked the code, you just think in a different way. Gchq probably needs both kinds of thinkers in order to do a good job. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Anyone else think this thing is too complicated to work? I mean..... way to much can go wrong with it. Sky crane mode just seems like an expensive heap of twisted nuclear material to me...... and if America sent it up then there's just no way it was 100% thought through.
Is pay more for fiber connections, or to be close to the Exchange. No doubt.
You my friend are a genius.