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Didn't know where to post this, but I'm really excited, perhaps this is OT.

I just got into George Brown College in Toronto for Computer Systems Technician.

Not sure what I'd like to 'specialize' in when I complete the two year certificate.

I will be writing my A+ cert when I graduate, is there anything else I should aim for?

Also, they cover such things as Programming, Networking, Building and Troubleshooting, that sort of thing.

I'm excited! I'm awaiting the letter from them stating my fees. I start September 6th
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Congratulations!
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Thanks man
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What exactly is a "Computer Systems Technician"? I'm so lost with what I want to do because I don't know the terminology for it. I want to basically be a software technician for Windows. Or a technician in general.
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I'd go Networking, since that is what I'm doing . I've been a networking guru since I was about 13, and now at almost 20, I've never looked back. I love it.

I'm currently trying to get my A+ certification with Cisco, and I can tell you, it's not going to be easy, no matter what degree you go into.

But for the best of luck for you man, excited for you! Keep your head up and stay motivated!
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No res at GB D:
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Computer systems technition, in the UK thats like... a lame course, but thats like, to work at PC world, and only covers building, networks, and stuff like that, not software and that, so i think the system in Canadia is different.
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I took IT Networking in college, but I found it was not as important as getting my MCP (MCSA) after I graduated. I also have A+ and Network+ certs, but I don't use any of them since I now own my own business. Good luck with everything bro. There is very little in this world more important that doing what you love as a career.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
What exactly is a "Computer Systems Technician"? I'm so lost with what I want to do because I don't know the terminology for it. I want to basically be a software technician for Windows. Or a technician in general.
I believe this course is explicitly designed for those who which to be a 'computer technician', not too sure though.. guess I'll find out when I go!

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I'd go Networking, since that is what I'm doing . I've been a networking guru since I was about 13, and now at almost 20, I've never looked back. I love it.

I'm currently trying to get my A+ certification with Cisco, and I can tell you, it's not going to be easy, no matter what degree you go into.

But for the best of luck for you man, excited for you! Keep your head up and stay motivated!
Thanks sir. I will def get my A+ with Cisco (my friend has that as well) just to keep myself qualified

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Computer systems technition, in the UK thats like... a lame course, but thats like, to work at PC world, and only covers building, networks, and stuff like that, not software and that, so i think the system in Canadia is different.
This course I will be taking does cover software, including windows and certain programs like Excel and the like, so I should be good to go

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I took IT Networking in college, but I found it was not as important as getting my MCP (MCSA) after I graduated. I also have A+ and Network+ certs, but I don't use any of them since I now own my own business.
That's amazing... How do you find owning your own business? I plan to do so after I graduate -- but first I'd like to work in the field for a bit...
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ya dude get your A+ so you can make 10$//hr!

seriously go for the new mcitp or anything cisco
    
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