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    Hello everyone!

    Hey there, I'm node! I'm a 17 year old IT nerd. I love all things related technology (who doesn't :P) and have dedicated the past 5 years to it and many more to come! Recently I have mainly dealt with repair and management of machines along with other forms of devices.

    Hope to see you guys/girls around! :)


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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hello and welcome to Sysnative! We're glad to have you!

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi Node and welcome to Sysnative! :) Looking forward to seeing viewpoints from a fresh set of eyes. Note that IT is industries within industries and there are many old-timers here from many backgrounds within IT with vast amounts of experiences we all can learn from. And remember, the more you do learn about IT, the more you'll realize there is yet to learn!

    Please note also to be most helpful, keep your posts pertinent and current by ensuring threads you join are still active. Thanks, and welcome aboard.
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    Welcome to Sysnative :)

    You'll find we have people here of all ages and specialities, so you're bound to find something interesting and learn something new!

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi Node,

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi Node. . .

    Welcome to Sysnative Forums! Glad that you found us.

    You would be hard pressed to find another forum with the brains and background diversity that we have here at Sysnative.

    We have been online since 2012 and against all odds - made it. Most said that we would not last a year.

    There is a lot of specialty items we focus on here; Windows Update fixes probably being at the top of the list.

    Looking forward to seeing you around Sysnative.

    Regards. . .

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi Node,

    Let me also add my welcome!

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    I'm registered on many other security/tech communities (which I won't mention here for competition purposes). This forum has a pretty neat design along with a nice selection of forums.

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by Node View Post
    Hey there, I'm node! I'm a 17 year old IT nerd. I love all things related technology (who doesn't :P) and have dedicated the past 5 years to it and many more to come! Recently I have mainly dealt with repair and management of machines along with other forms of devices.

    Hope to see you guys/girls around! :)
    Hi Node, and welcome to Sysnative! It's nice to see you around here.

    As Digerati said the people here are from all sorts of different backgrounds and learnt IT in many different ways. Personally, I started at a similar age to you - probably around 12 (now 21) and learnt most of what I know from experimentation on my own computer & reading what others posted on forums like Sysnative. It's a fantastic way to learn & build your knowledge.

    Hope you can stick around & get involved in what we do. Best of luck,

    Richard

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Quote Originally Posted by niemiro View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Node View Post
    Hey there, I'm node! I'm a 17 year old IT nerd. I love all things related technology (who doesn't :P) and have dedicated the past 5 years to it and many more to come! Recently I have mainly dealt with repair and management of machines along with other forms of devices.

    Hope to see you guys/girls around! :)
    Hi Node, and welcome to Sysnative! It's nice to see you around here.

    As Digerati said the people here are from all sorts of different backgrounds and learnt IT in many different ways. Personally, I started at a similar age to you - probably around 12 (now 21) and learnt most of what I know from experimentation on my own computer & reading what others posted on forums like Sysnative. It's a fantastic way to learn & build your knowledge.

    Hope you can stick around & get involved in what we do. Best of luck,

    Richard
    I also got started around the age of 12 and essentially learned the same way as you. Forums and online communities will always be a really nice place to converse and learn from!

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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Learning through experience is certainly invaluable and you definitely can gain much expertise in those areas you are exposed to. But experience alone can only provide a limited scope of expertise. Education via degree and certification training programs exposes you to much greater depth within an expertise and breadth across the countless areas of expertise within the industries within IT. Again, IT is industries within industries. Nobody can ever know it all. This fact is often glazed over. Becoming very proficient at JavaScript, Visual Basic, assembling computers and installing Windows, as examples, may make one an expert in those two "specialties". But that does not make them experts in electronics, motherboards, chipsets, RAM, graphics cards, networking, C++, security, or operating systems, as just a few examples. I will quickly add that lacking degrees or certifications does NOT make one less an expert! In fact, I fully believe the common expression "2 years experience equals 1 year of college". And it is also true that book smarts with no experience does not make anyone an expert.

    Complicating the issue is the constant advances in the state-of-the-art within the many technologies within IT. While these technologies are typically designed to work together to achieve a common goal, the advances are commonly done independently of each other. For example, 64-bit hardware has been around for decades but it was only when 64-bit Windows 7 took over the market share that 64-bit operating systems became commonplace. And even then, it took several more years before 64-bit applications became commonplace. Other examples of independent advances include wireless networking protocols, I/O interfaces, and SSD technologies. Solid state storage devices have been around for many years but only recently have operating systems embraced them natively.

    It is these constant advances in the state-of-the-art that makes the challenge of being and remaining an expert in a specific area even more challenging. What was true in the past is often no longer true. So to be an expert, you have to keep up with the expertise and associated technologies. A real challenge in an ever evolving environment.

    This is what makes venues like this forum so great. Folks with advanced expertise in many different "specialties" or "niches" come together in one place and are able to pick each others brains. You might have similar access to such wealth of knowledge in a large IT company or classrooms for advanced studies, but never in a small business or via home hobby experiences.

    I come to Sysnative to help users fix and maintain their computers, and have a great, safe and secure computing experience. Being able to do so gives me wonderful "warm fuzzies". But the true bonus for me is being able to learn something new from my friends and colleagues who also come to (provide and run) this forum who I get to rub shoulders with.

    It is the "synergy", cooperation, and respect we share among each other that makes tech support forums in general, and Sysnative specifically, a great place to hang-out, share, and learn.
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