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Hi, guys!

My name is Isaiah Sias and by trade I am a Graphic Designer. After tinkering with my PC to get better rendering capabilities I became curious and started taking PCs apart and putting them back together to get a good feel for them. I want to become more oriented in computer anatomy and I would also like advice on my journey to getting my foot in the door of the IT career field. I have always been interested in the idea but by simply stumbling around and getting curious one day I actually found that I like the idea of getting into the IT industry a lot. A friend of mine recommended Overclock.net and said the members here are very helpful and friendly. Any advice is appreciated!

Isaiah
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Welcome to OCN Isaiah smile.gif

Fill in your components so we can help you better:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig
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Thank you for your reply! Working on it now!
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it generalist might be a bit steep learning curve wise,might want to specialise.
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I have some of the parts I picked up now. I have not picked much else. I am having trouble choosing.
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It really depends on what you want to do in the IT field. When I got out of college, I really wasnt sure what I wanted to do. Building computers isnt hard, so that you can learn easily on this site by inquiring about different parts and doing a little research. I got into being an admin in an enterprise network, and there is a lot more to learn there. A good place to start in the desktop side is stuff like CompTIA A+ and Network plus, along with Microsofts MCTS: Windows 7 certification. This will teach you more about troubleshooting the hardware of a PC as well as Windows 7, and give you a decent overview of networking in general.

If you are interested in things like web design or coding, thats a different path that I really have no experience in.
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