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Havec923! Geek Squad Interview Help!


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pablito006

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I have an interview with the Geek Squad this coming Tuesday July 12, and I need some help. I thought that the interview was going to be easy, but after some research on the topic I found out that it is not that easy. I donít think I am geek enough for the position, but I am used to cramming before exams to learn large amounts of information. I know that a true geek gains knowledge of computer from an early age and that it takes several years. I know that I could not possibly do the latter in a couple of days, but thatís not what I am trying to do. I am simply trying to learn useful information so that I can be an ok geek, and learn more and more after I get the position. Let me tell you a little about myself so that you guys can guide me better. My interest for computers came about in my junior year of high school, when I learned how to program TI (Texas Instruments) calculators. After high school I attended college and got a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Computer Information Sciences and a 3.0 GPA. I wanted to learn about computers and apply that knowledge for business, but I feel that my degree didnít help me achieve that goal. The CIS classes that I took were more focused on the actual engineering side of computers, and not about their actual practical applications. After graduation, I figure out that I should have gone for a MIS (Management Information Science) rather than a CIS degree, but the MIS degree was not offered at my university. Anyways, my knowledge of computer hardware is not that great. I know the basics, but I read some questions that were asked during Geek Squad interviews and I donít know anything about that.

- How many EIDE devices can you hook up to a motherboard without any special attachments?
- How to partition a HD from DOS?

I figure Geek Squad people did simple stuff like install OS, programs, hardware, and set up wireless routers. Again, I am not asking you to answer the EIDE and HD questions. I can figure that out myself. I am asking you true geeks out there for some good sites where I can learn more about those types of topics.

Sorry about the length of this postÖ itís my first post.

Thanks for your help.
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gerryf

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sounds like basic A+ certification stuff to me....don't know any sites off hand, but a trip to the local book store and an A+ certification exam test ought to help

--normally 4 eide, a master and slave per each controller and most mobos have two controllers)

--Fdisk is your friend.
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You cannot force yourself to be a geek, or a nerd. Its just something that you enjoy being and enjoy doing. i love being a computer geek, and i love to deal around anythign with computers. you cant go into a field saying to yourself, oh that look interesting. you must have a passion for it.
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