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I'm a PC tech that's been A+ certified for abt 13 years, and looking to upgrade my skill set by going back to school.

What i'm wondering, is, those of use that are working in IT as a living, what would be the job qualifications/requirements be in their respective careers, and how likelyis it that one would find employment straight out of school.


For example, when I finished before, I was trying to get a job workingi as a tech in a computer shop, but it seemed that everyone wanted 305 years' experience before they would give someone a second look.

Any advice /examples would be most appreciated. :)


Thanx :)
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Well here's my story:

I'm a 21 year old female. Currently enrolled in college to get my Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems. I had no previous experience except for selling computers at Best Buy & fixing computers on my own. I hold 0 certifications as of right now. (Soon to change on August 30th :) )

I applied for a Help Desk Technician Position for a large electrical contractor. I went through 2 interviews and finally now have my foot in the door. I'm learning a lot and work in a great environment.
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depends on the target company....

i got the job i have now (the only I.S. specialist for my company...at least this location...with about 150 machines/users) without even applying for it...no experience (at least not on paper) and an associates degree...absolutely no certs

of course i go no response from the places i actually did apply for because of my lack of experience (on paper)...so it depends on the H.R. group and what they're looking for....

i've found that a lot of it works out to how much they're wanting to pay you....if the price is low...their experience requirement is going to be low (they wouldn't have been able to get anyone other than me to have taken this job for what they pay me....but...i'm working towards a career....or at least a really good resume so the money isn't as big of an issue....right now)
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Most employers would like to see some Microsoft certifications to go with the COMPTia A+ certifications.
Networking and security are the hot areas, as well as system administrators/engeners.
I had a hard time getting a job with just the A+ certification, but was able to get a few jobs once I earned my Microsoft certifications.
A big help for you would be a Cisco network certification.
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