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    Hey there.....I'm an ex builder aged 50 who started messing around with the computer as a hobby 3 years ago. Since then I have gained my A+, CCNA, and at the moment I am at college doing MSCA having gained Network+, 70-270, and 290 which leaves 291 and Security+.

    I finish the course in July and I am based in East London..... I have shadowed an administrator for 6 months at one of the colleges and gained experience installing systems with a charity organisation. I am basically looking for a placement or volunteer work in the Server administritive area until July for a day or 2 a week can anyone help.....
    I have tried the usual organisations but the only IT they have is teaching basic ECDL to the elderly.....Can anyone give me an IT organisation who would be interested.

    Thanks a lot

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    I bet High Schools or city learning centres will be interested. Ring round the schools and ask, make sure you speak to IT Support Departments though.

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    Primary schools will also bite your hand off, assuming that you are able to put your use in the real world.

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    Yea Guys thanks for the advice/info......Coming from my builder background where I've had to deal with newbies who think they are qualified builders after doing a years training at some government center....I am well aware that all the qualifications in the world don't matter a jot.......they look good on paper but lets be honest.......I'd start a person who had no qualifications but had plenty experience....any day....which is why I'm going down this road

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodgelyobo View Post
    Yea Guys thanks for the advice/info......Coming from my builder background where I've had to deal with people who have think they are qualified builders after doing a years training at some government center....I am well aware that all the qualifications in the world don't matter a jot.......they look good on paper but lets be honest.......I'd start a person who had no qualifications but had plenty experience....any day....which is why I'm going down this road

    cheers
    i couldn't agree more.

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    Why not try and get paid to do it? even if its just a junior position.
    Thats how I started out, Having only a hnc in computing.

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