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2008/05/19 12:19:00 (permalink)
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working in computers

how do i get started in working in computers some one advised me to get microsoft office specialist certified but even once i have the certification how do i go about getting a job as i am sure there are people who have been working in computers with more experience so were is the best place place to start
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    Dwarfenegger
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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 12:30:58 (permalink)
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    As a 10k a year IT Admin or Jnr IT Techy.. Only way nowadays as working in IT is more popular than Vauxhall Nova's for Chavs.
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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 12:32:43 (permalink)
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    microsoft cert or cisco system are your entry level quals pretty much to work in IT. Have a look on monster, recruitment agencies and try to match the salary you looking for with the quals and experience they want, then price up a qual that fits for you.

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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 12:59:30 (permalink)
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    What area of It are you intrested in?

    i wouldnt bother with microsoft cert theyll jst change it again and no one wil have a clue.

    If you want to work with networking/IP look at doing your ccna.

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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 13:02:16 (permalink)
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    i used to work in computers but i left due to the cramped working environment

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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 13:03:01 (permalink)
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    i used to work in computers but i left due to the cramped working environment


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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 13:11:16 (permalink)
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    start off with the basic comptia courses like a+ network+ security+ etc if you want to get into pc repair/tech, networking do cisco ccna, but it is pretty challenging, so start off at comptia network+


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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 13:37:31 (permalink)
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    I work as an IT Manager and we usually recruit entry level applicants with a Comp Sci degree. I'd say CCNA is definitely the way to go as it's a very academic and taxing quaification; otherwise a MCSE would usually cut it.


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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/19 13:48:14 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tomcat1

    how do i get started in working in computers some one advised me to get microsoft office specialist certified but even once i have the certification how do i go about getting a job as i am sure there are people who have been working in computers with more experience so were is the best place place to start

    Don't bother just get a useful trade i.e. plumber, leccy, chippie. I wish I had done that!!!

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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/20 11:46:23 (permalink)
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    just done 20 years as a mechanic i need a change
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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/20 12:06:15 (permalink)
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    Oh! Fair enough mate.

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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/21 16:17:55 (permalink)
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    Not meaning to hijack the thread but I have a question along a similar line. I'm just about to finish my Comp Sci degree but I also want to get some more qualifications afterwards. At the moment I want to be a developer and I start a job in a few weeks doing just that. What sort of other qualifications are there out there? I'm not sure if development is where I want to make my career so I want to get a bit of experience in different areas, perhaps networking and hardware type stuff.
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    RE: working in computers 2008/05/21 18:57:49 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: tomcat1

    how do i get started in working in computers some one advised me



    take out the screen and climb into it, then do some work.

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