Hi, I was wondering how many, if any, of you work with computers? Im thinking of going to school for pc networking and want to know if this is a wise choice.
Good choice Claudia, I would also recommend microsoft certification as it is worldwide recognized and more and more in demand in the IT industry.
Wishing you the best,
Yes, I'd agree. MS Certification is a good starting point (I keep meaning to get it myself!).
What you study depends on what you want to get into doing though - network support, software development etc...
I might add a few things being a software person myself
1) the answer depends on what type of job culture you're looking for. Programming and system administration is a factory job equivalent into todays market. Yes you'll get the top salary, but you'll also be the first to be laid off. I got my computer science degree and thought I'd get into a company and be loyal to them and it didn't really work out that way. In my job search (laid off in Feb) I'm finding that its somewhat easy to get a software gig, you just have to be ok with it being short term with a lot of turn over possibly no beneifts (or benefits on your own). Plan and save accordingly.
2) also depends on your training. A 4 year degree will always beat out a 2-year or certificate (experience being equal). My 4 year degree was invaluable and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Lastly, don't pigeon hole yourself just to pc networking. If 4 year degree is not in your plans, try to get into a company that with a long term outlook and broad opportunities. Branch out and try to learn (or get experience in) a the complete systems architecture. There's a need for Utility Players on every team (to use a baseball reference) and you'll find your experience more rewarding.
dude, you resurected a 9 year old thread.
Well, I wonder if Claudia ever made it in the IT field....
My answer to her today would be... NO!
No pun on the "resurection" reference, I'm sure. Maybe Claudia can get me a job haha.