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post #1 of 6
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This may not be the proper place to ask, but I couldnt find a good spot.

I have a passion for computers and I was looking to possibly get into the technical field and I wanted to chat with an IT guy (someone in the field) and ask how to approach learning IT on the side.

Currently I graduated college with a Bachelors of Architecture and I am a Drafter. I was thinking night classes for a certification, I dont know if I wanted a full fledged degree.

I am also interested in Web Development aswell and wouldnt mind hearing from someone in that field as well.

Advice much Appreciated!
post #2 of 6
You can teach your self code, do projects like making your own web server, designing your own website, host your own web server. <-- all things like this build you some knowledge.

Me, im on the networking side, so I went with Cisco certifications, like CCNA, CCNP, CCNA security, eventually CCIE.

What really matters is experience, So just get your foot in the door by interning or working part time doing some IT works. I remember when i first started i was working part time for a IT consulting firm.
You need stuff to put on your resume, as IMO employers look for experience. Of course Certifications are important and a big plus to have.
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I'm a systems engineer for an IT consulting company, ask away.. Don't really work on the web design side of it all though..
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I am interested as well, although I will be starting school in a couple weeks. I'll admit I'm not that knowledgeable with computers but I do have a passion for them. It feels kind of intimidating when some highschooler is teaching you what's what but meh.

I'm more interested in fixing/maintaining/building computers or becoming an IT at a law firm or some type of business/office place. Once I finish school - what would be some good things to do to gain experience?
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Talk to a professor at your college? Whereabouts do you live? I'd start with an A+ certification. Many employers hire with just that certification.
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post #6 of 6
Start by creating your own network. Use VMs theyre a great help.
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