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Introductions 15 years 10 months ago #8664

Hi Folks,

Firstly can I say that I think this site is most excellent.

Now to introduce myself. I am 38 years old Married with one little boy (3 next month), one Budgie and one Dog (German Shepherd/Border collies cross).

I live in north manchester and work with "The Bishop", truth to tell he is my mentor. I started work in the company as a help desk analyst. However, when the desk was quiet, I would go and talk to the NT guys and ask them to show me stuff. Initially, it was so when they were dealing with important incidents I could take some of the easy work off them. Eventually, however, this lead to the overall manager offering me a promotion to the Technical team. It took me all of about 2 seconds to decide I wanted the job. Since then, The Bishop has been training me up as a Network Engineer.

Originally I come from the Scottish Highlands near Inverness. I started my working life as a Secretary (yes there are male secretaries). I went to college and did an HND in Secretarial Studies, so I became a qualified Secretary.

Having tried to find work in Inverness as a male secretary, I gave up. I just couldn't compete with the ladies wearing short skirts and revealing tops. So, I applied to join the Royal Air Force. I was successful and spent 6 very happy years in the RAF. I was very lucky and got to visit a lot of different countries on detachments. I picked up my username from the Air Force. I was posted to an Auxilary RAF Regiment Squadron, the Regiment are known as Rockapes, hence as a joke my mates used to call me Rockape.

Funny Fact:

I met the lady who was to become my wife on a "Blind Date" and we have been together 12 years !! Some Blind Date Huh ??

likes:

Food of any kind (The Bishop will agree with that!!)
Reading
Music (most kinds including Jazz and Classical)
StarTrek
Star Wars

Dislikes:

???????

I think that is enough for now. Further details can be supplied on request !! as the publishers would say!

Re: Introduce yourself 15 years 10 months ago #8700

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Rockape,

That was a very interesting and informative introduction I must say!

Its really great getting to know a bit more about members in our community, how they've managed to struggle through life and get themselves to the point they are now. You're a prime example of what I call a 'determined person'. Started out as a secretary and are now a Network Engineer with 'The Bishop' as your teacher :> (Good choice btw!).

As your a startrek/starwars fan - have you been to the cinemas to see the last starwars film ?! I saw it 2 days ago and it was just toooo good!!!! What an amazing movie !!!
Chris Partsenidis.
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Rockape 15 years 10 months ago #8706

I can vouch for Rockape's comment about food - I don't know where he puts it. He is one of those guys who can eat like a mobile waste disposal unit but never put any weight on. And never exercise all year but still be fitter than me. But at least I have more hair!

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hahahahahaha good one Bishop, 50 points for that one!

p.s how much more hair do you exactly have ? :)
Chris Partsenidis.
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Hair 15 years 10 months ago #8711

Around 50%

Re: Introduce yourself 15 years 10 months ago #8713

My name is Eddy, I am 19 years old and reside in the Toronto (Canada) area. I'm currently studying networking,

I've ordered tons of books and I already have done some incredible things with the things I've learned.

Thanks to FireWall.cx for providing me with the following:


The TAO of Network Security Monitoring - Richard Bejtlich

Hack I.T - Security Through Penetration Testing - T.J Klevinsky

CCDA - Self Study Guide - Anthony Bruno

Essential Check Point - FireWall-1 NG - Dameon D Welch-Abernathy

TCP/IP Illustrated Volume 1 - The Protocols - W.Richard Stevens

Counter-Hack - Ed Skoudis

Exploiting Software - How to break code - Greg Hoglund


My classes begin in June 22, 2005. This is what I will be learning:

MCSA
MCSE
MCP
LPIC (Level 1)
Network+
i-Net+
Server+
Linux+
Security+

Diploma
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR DIPLOMA

Of course, I'll also be working on getting a CCNA and working on the CCDA :)

I also ordered a brand new laptop! I can't wait to start studying.

Thanks ;)
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