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Well I hope most of us are working on becoming coders and hackers ourselves, no? Who else populates this forum? (Besides IT guys) thumb.gif

eeehhh been there done that def not going back. I "ran" into some....people...I would never want to piss off. The things they were capable of makes me want to unplug from the internet forever. Then you got one guy I still keep in contact who figured out the algorithm of the U.K. social security algorithm and coded a piece of software that could generate legit numbers in the matter of minutes. Took him about week but he got it lol.
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I'll never understand why IT guys act like this. If it weren't for people doing stupid stuff like this, your college, your knowledge wouldn't be useless and you wouldn't have a job.

Hackers and coders keep our jobs useful.

sounds like some pharmaceutical company logic
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Not true. iT is far more than removing viruses from end users pcs. Designing, updating and supporting the network infrastructure is a much larger side of. hardware support, and still very broad. That's not including application and web development. I'd argue you don't need to go to college to do desktop support.

You really don't need a college degree to do some IT work. Everything can be taught online or just by learning first hand. I work as a tech, just doing support such as virus removal, building/fixing computers, etc.. I pretty much taught myself everything I need to know when it comes to hardware and software stuff.
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You really don't need a college degree to do some IT work. Everything can be taught online or just by learning first hand. I work as a tech, just doing support such as virus removal, building/fixing computers, etc.. I pretty much taught myself everything I need to know when it comes to hardware and software stuff.

Correct... some IT work....

Advance IT work generally requires degrees or high level certs which generally require years of work or classes. I mean you will rarely learn about OS design or CPU architecture from first hand experience.
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You really don't need a college degree to do some IT work. Everything can be taught online or just by learning first hand. I work as a tech, just doing support such as virus removal, building/fixing computers, etc.. I pretty much taught myself everything I need to know when it comes to hardware and software stuff.

I think a lot of us on this forum (especially the younger crowd) are in this boat. We grew up with this stuff around, and now it's a learned trade skill that the majority of people don't have. I definitely don't want to be watching MBAM / SAS scans for the rest of my life so I'm trying to teach myself coding / web development. I think one of the more important things we learn through this path, is not the trade skill, but how to teach yourself a skill (something that US schooling fails to teach these days).
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You really don't need a college degree to do some IT work. Everything can be taught online or just by learning first hand. I work as a tech, just doing support such as virus removal, building/fixing computers, etc.. I pretty much taught myself everything I need to know when it comes to hardware and software stuff.

For desktop tech type work, I agree. I still find college useful because it really trains you on how to think. I've worked with some techs who only know how to do what they have been told, and if anything deviates from that, they have no idea how to adjust. When it comes to supporting infrastructure, web development, project management, etc, higher end certifications would be required at the mininum, and a college education is usually a base standard for a lot of places, regardless if you really are going to use it.
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For desktop tech type work, I agree. I still find college useful because it really trains you on how to think. I've worked with some techs who only know how to do what they have been told, and if anything deviates from that, they have no idea how to adjust. When it comes to supporting infrastructure, web development, project management, etc, higher end certifications would be required at the mininum, and a college education is usually a base standard for a lot of places, regardless if you really are going to use it.


Completely agree.... I can tell who gotten to their position from certs versus a college background in the field. It's a generalization... but it's common.
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For desktop tech type work, I agree. I still find college useful because it really trains you on how to think. I've worked with some techs who only know how to do what they have been told, and if anything deviates from that, they have no idea how to adjust. When it comes to supporting infrastructure, web development, project management, etc, higher end certifications would be required at the mininum, and a college education is usually a base standard for a lot of places, regardless if you really are going to use it.

Oh yeah. For sure, college is pretty much a must have if you want anything past what I do. I plan on going back to college and getting a computer science degree.. but that is when ever I feel like I can actually achieve it. I'm using this job as a base to work off of. I want to expand my learning with this job before I head back!
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My sister got a similar thing on her laptop, but instead it was a picture of Obama pointing at you with a clock that goes down from 48 hours, and said you need to pay $300 for excessive animal porno watching.

Tried to help her remove it by following a few guides to say start in safe mode with command prompt, but the virus has completely taken over her system. Had to try to walk her through setting up a bootable usb with HitmanPro on it, but she couldn't figure it out, and im 5 hours away at school.

Once she gets it cleaned out enough to be able to access her system, I told her good plan would be to fully wipe the system, just to be sure the system is fully secure and cleaned up.
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A user opened up a ZIP file attached to an email that contained an EXE...why?! lol

It got to some shared folders that staff have access to that I am currently restoring from backup. The day was going so well.
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