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  1. DiStOrTeD

    IT Qualifications

    Yeh you took that the completely wrong way. As I said before. Im happy to do the work. I dont stop working and i've progressed in my current workplace because of that.And no my life isn't easy, But good try on the personal stab there, for whatever reason. The rest of your posts were actually helpful.
  2. DiStOrTeD

    IT Qualifications

    Exactly what Im worried about. This is something you can worry about 5 years down the track. You've just finished school or something right? 21 at the moment. After college I started working full time in a retail setting and now I do stock control. IT has always been what i've wanted to do, but the last few years i've just spent being a clown. The usual teenage alcoholism, followed by a car that costs me far to much money to maintain. Stopped drinking, selling my car and looking to start my career now :) It seems to be the expectation that you get a level 1 support job and sit there till someone wants to offer you something else. Doesn't really seem the most effective way of doing things but I guess it does its job of weeding out people who are unsuitable for anything more.
  3. DiStOrTeD

    IT Qualifications

    Exactly what Im worried about. Thanks for all the replies guys. Very helpful. Seek learning have a package deal that will give me some nice entry level certs such as CCNA and a main course for MCITP - Enterprise administrator. I'd prefer to do it through an organisation just for the structure. Its $4950 Includes MCTS MCDST and Comp TIA A+ as well. So I think I might go that way. Get my foot in the door then move on from there.
  4. DiStOrTeD

    IT Qualifications

    Networking has really got a hold on me. So i'd prefer to stick with that. Thats really the issue I have. I dont want to spend 3-4 years doing certs that are next to worthless. At the same time it seems like getting in to the industry is as hard as getting in to Mordor. The only real entry point is Service desks, which is fine, i'd happily do the work. However I dont see a real progression to more technical work.
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    IT Qualifications

    I dont really know where to put this so can mods please move this if its the wrong spot, Thanks Hey guys, Just after a bit of an opinion regarding qualifications. Im basically tossing up between Sponsered certs such as Microsoft qaulifications and doing a Bachelors in information systems. Now i've spoken to a few different people all ready and most of them have said that Microsoft certs hold more real value when it comes to IT. Is this true? I've also been told that a Bachelors may help with actually landing a job. So Im all a bit confused at the moment. At the moment im leaning more towards a career in networking but im not overly fussy. All opinions are more than welcome! Thanks, Jamie
  6. DiStOrTeD

    RAID 1 Failing

    D:I hate this state
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    RAID 1 Failing

    Drives replaced and we appear to be stable. Time will tell I guess. Thanks for the help guys. On a side note how cheap are Hdds these days! $50 for 500gb drives. Even in tasmania the land of inflated prices. Im amazed.
  8. DiStOrTeD

    Thinking about Windows 7

    Because thats just as illegal as the bay with all the pirates? Edit: That being said I have a tehcnet sub...
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    RAID 1 Failing

    I like those odds.Cheers :D
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    RAID 1 Failing

    Its only a secondary server used for some pretty mundane work so I dont think raid was really necessary, but its there now so I might as well keep using it.
  11. DiStOrTeD

    RAID 1 Failing

    Its on a hardware raid card. Just a cheap and nasty controller though so its probably just as bad.Its a business server so while they could probably get away with just regular backups they prefer to use raid and off site backups as well.
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    RAID 1 Failing

    I've had my fair share of issues with seagate drives actually.But i've also heard horrible things about WD Blacks in raid arrays. Not sure if its still relevant because that was quite some time ago. F3's do sound like a solid idea though. Off to make an image
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    RAID 1 Failing

    Yeh they'd be in to their 4th year now. But its always hard to explain to someone that you need to replace something until its dead.Delaying only adds to the cost.
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    RAID 1 Failing

    Yeh I should stop being lazy and take my external in tomorrow haha.Should really up the capacity anyway so it wont be a waste if its the controller anyway. Cheers Jamie
  15. Hey guys. I have a server running 2x 160gb Hdds in Raid 1. The server went through a stage of crashing a fair bit which I was never able to find the cause of. Now i've had to rebuild the Raid Array twice now in about 3 months. After the second rebuild I restarted the server and it was reported the Raid was broken again. Thinking this was odd I restarted the machine and this time it reported a healthy Raid. Now I cant determine if its a faulty drive in the array or if the Raid controller is telling me fibbs. I might upgrade to 500gb drives anyway but i'd like some opinions if possible. Seatools wont recognise my raid and I dont really have time at the moment to test drives out of the array. Any thoughts? Thanks, Jamie
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