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  1. #1
    JOE GARRISON Guest

    CAREER ADVICE


    HELLO TO ANYONE THAT MAY BE ABLE TO HELP WITH SOME ADVICE ABOUT CAREERS IN
    THE COMPUTOR FIELD. I'AM 40 YEARS OLD AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN
    COMPUTOR TECHNOLOGY. I WOULD NOW LIKE TO PURSUE A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATION
    IN THIS FIELD. I'AM NOT VERY LITERATE WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING WITH PC'S,
    I WOULD BE CONSIDERED A BEGINNER. A LOCAL UNIVERSITY OFFERS SOME VERY INDEPTH,
    SOUNDS TO ME, TRAINING. THE TRAINING FOR THESE CERTIFICATIONS IS EXPENSIVE.
    I HAVE BEEN TO CHAT ROOMS AND DISCUSSED WITH OTHER FOLKS, I HAVE BEEN TOLD
    BY PEOPLE WITH DEGREES AND CERTIF. THAT ALL I NEED TO DO IS BUY THE BOOK,
    CRAM, AND TAKE THE REQUIRED TESTS. I'AM INTERESTED IN A+, NETWORK+ CERTIFICATIONS
    THEN ON TO CCNA, MCSE. I'AM INTERESTED IN THE A+ BECAUSE LEARNING WHAT COMPONENTS
    MAKE UP THE PC INTERESTS ME. I CAN QUAILFY FOR FINANCIAL AID AT THIS SCHOOL.
    ALSO DOES THESE COURSES REQUIRE YOU TO KNOW MATH WELL? I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE
    SOME ADVICE IF POSSIBLE. RESPECTFULLY.

  2. #2
    David K. Guest

    Re: CAREER ADVICE


    "JOE GARRISON" <JPG88FAN@EARTHLINK.NET> wrote:
    >
    >HELLO TO ANYONE THAT MAY BE ABLE TO HELP WITH SOME ADVICE ABOUT CAREERS

    IN
    >THE COMPUTOR FIELD. I'AM 40 YEARS OLD AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN
    >COMPUTOR TECHNOLOGY. I WOULD NOW LIKE TO PURSUE A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATION
    >IN THIS FIELD. I'AM NOT VERY LITERATE WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING WITH PC'S,
    >I WOULD BE CONSIDERED A BEGINNER. A LOCAL UNIVERSITY OFFERS SOME VERY INDEPTH,
    >SOUNDS TO ME, TRAINING. THE TRAINING FOR THESE CERTIFICATIONS IS EXPENSIVE.
    >I HAVE BEEN TO CHAT ROOMS AND DISCUSSED WITH OTHER FOLKS, I HAVE BEEN TOLD
    >BY PEOPLE WITH DEGREES AND CERTIF. THAT ALL I NEED TO DO IS BUY THE BOOK,
    >CRAM, AND TAKE THE REQUIRED TESTS. I'AM INTERESTED IN A+, NETWORK+ CERTIFICATIONS
    >THEN ON TO CCNA, MCSE. I'AM INTERESTED IN THE A+ BECAUSE LEARNING WHAT COMPONENTS
    >MAKE UP THE PC INTERESTS ME. I CAN QUAILFY FOR FINANCIAL AID AT THIS SCHOOL.
    >ALSO DOES THESE COURSES REQUIRE YOU TO KNOW MATH WELL? I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE
    >SOME ADVICE IF POSSIBLE. RESPECTFULLY.


    You need to ask yourself what your goal is. Is your goal to just pass an
    exam, or is your goal to get the experience that you need to get a job?
    As a beginner, it's unrealistic to think that you can learn the skills that
    you will need just by "cramming" for an exam. IF this is all it took to
    become a computer expert, then everyone would be doing it!

    There's a saying that I'm very fond of: "There's no such thing as a free
    lunch". If you want to become a computer expert, you need to put in some
    time and effort, and you have work at it.

    Here's some more tips. Take them for what they're worth:

    - Take some classes. If the classes are any good and if you apply yourself,
    you'll be able to get a good foundation.

    - Get a computer for yourself, and "practice" on it at home. Try building
    the computer yourself from parts. If you want to learn networking, get a
    couple old computers and set up your own "home network". Most of the good
    networking people that I've met have their own setup at home, where they
    can experiment with different things.

    - Get some work experience. If you can't get a paying job, try to volunteer
    your services. I know that there are people who salvage old computers, repair
    them, and donate them to charity. You get the experience, plus you help
    out someone in need.

    Best of luck!


  3. #3
    simon Guest

    Re: CAREER ADVICE

    Joe,

    A word of advice. Many people on Newsgroups consider posting with "all
    caps" is very rude. It is like yelling at them. Therefore, please post any
    future message in mixed cases.

    Just my $0.02.

    simon.



    "JOE GARRISON" <JPG88FAN@EARTHLINK.NET> wrote in message
    news:3b04670c$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > HELLO TO ANYONE THAT MAY BE ABLE TO HELP WITH SOME ADVICE ABOUT CAREERS IN
    > THE COMPUTOR FIELD. I'AM 40 YEARS OLD AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN
    > COMPUTOR TECHNOLOGY. I WOULD NOW LIKE TO PURSUE A DEGREE OR CERTIFICATION
    > IN THIS FIELD. I'AM NOT VERY LITERATE WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING WITH PC'S,
    > I WOULD BE CONSIDERED A BEGINNER. A LOCAL UNIVERSITY OFFERS SOME VERY

    INDEPTH,
    > SOUNDS TO ME, TRAINING. THE TRAINING FOR THESE CERTIFICATIONS IS

    EXPENSIVE.
    > I HAVE BEEN TO CHAT ROOMS AND DISCUSSED WITH OTHER FOLKS, I HAVE BEEN TOLD
    > BY PEOPLE WITH DEGREES AND CERTIF. THAT ALL I NEED TO DO IS BUY THE BOOK,
    > CRAM, AND TAKE THE REQUIRED TESTS. I'AM INTERESTED IN A+, NETWORK+

    CERTIFICATIONS
    > THEN ON TO CCNA, MCSE. I'AM INTERESTED IN THE A+ BECAUSE LEARNING WHAT

    COMPONENTS
    > MAKE UP THE PC INTERESTS ME. I CAN QUAILFY FOR FINANCIAL AID AT THIS

    SCHOOL.
    > ALSO DOES THESE COURSES REQUIRE YOU TO KNOW MATH WELL? I WOULD GREATLY

    APPRECIATE
    > SOME ADVICE IF POSSIBLE. RESPECTFULLY.



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