Working in "IT"
Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:28 AM
Posted 16 September 2009 - 12:08 PM
I just like the idea of having a weekend job that would allow me to learn more about computers, which I also find fascinating.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 07:30 PM
I'd also say that proper use of English is important. TheWhiteRose, if you seriously intend to someday get a job in a bigger company in IT, you seriously need a spellchecker and you need to start improving the quality of your posts. Having worked for large companies in IT, I know how critical communication skills are. I've had to create written reports, give presentations, and create budget requests, and they all would have been ignored if my English and spelling were anything like yours. I'm not saying this to be mean, but to give constructive criticism. All your communication with us is in written form, and you don't present yourself well at all. All the certifications in the world won't help you if you can't present yourself well. If you use Firefox, take advantage of the spellchecker option. Reread your posts, and write in complete sentences. Drop the meaningless emoticons at the end of your posts (XD, , etc.). The more you work at presenting yourself well, the easier it will become.
If you say I will use, Word, Excel, Access or Power point.
I'm going to beat you with a pool noodle.
I HATE THAT BOOK.
Posted 16 September 2009 - 08:19 PM
Posted 17 September 2009 - 01:51 PM
I did not suggest a book or any Microsoft programs - I merely suggested you might want to put a little effort into your posts so they're coherent and understandable. You asked for advice and I'm giving it. All the certifications in the world will mean nothing if you can't convince someone that you are worth hiring.
I know I was joking about the Microsoft office book.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 06:50 AM
Edited by greencomputer, 18 September 2009 - 06:51 AM.
Posted 18 September 2009 - 07:41 PM
Certs are worth looking into however, I'd say probably do A+ and Network+ as they are the groundwork that most entry students get and then see what you enjoy. You may enjoy working with servers/workgroups then you could look into Microsoft qualifications, MCSE/MCSA or even both. If you enjoy networking then possibly look into Cisco qualifications. If security appeals to you more, then there are plenty of security qualifications, Security+ and so on.
For example, I was planning to head into security so I was sitting my Cisco Certified Network Associate and Certified Ethical Hacker as a starting point, plus learning C++ on the side. They are all rather informative and challenging, but at the end of the day it's what you enjoy doing! Goodluck
Edited by snowchick7669, 18 September 2009 - 07:47 PM.
Posted 25 November 2009 - 02:25 PM
Any time anyone tells me they want to go into a field I ask them one question.
Why do you want to go into this field?
I ask this question before giving any advice. Reason being if you don't enjoy it, and don't have some hobby experience in it. It is probably something you need to look further into before you train yourself.
Then I ask what do you plan to do in this field?
If you can't answer those two questions I would worry more about if the path you are about to take is the right one for you.
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