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By nijole ·
What is the real definition of a "Techie".
I am trying to acquire sound technical skills to enable do my job,any suggestions on how I can achieve this?.

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by guy In reply to Becoming A Techie

Number one skill LISTEN to the problem before you make a judgement. Assess the scope of the problem, one machine or lots
Number two ask the right questions WHAT CHANGED, WHO CHANGED IT, WHAT WAS THE ERROR MESSAGE
Number three get access to TechNet, it makes an ordinary mortal an expert
Number four get a test machine to practice on
Number five ask you boss for training

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by nijole In reply to Becoming A Techie

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by ARWJnPlanoTX In reply to Becoming A Techie

You can obtain a book or take a class on the operating system you want to learn about most. Most of the training material on the operating systems are forced to provide an understanding of the hardware it is designed to work with. The book you buy or class you take should be based on how much you already know and how technical you already are. There's a book called 'Upgrading and Repairing PCs' that with give you a better understanding PCs.

Good success,

Al

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by vikki_taxdal In reply to Becoming A Techie

It depends on where you are right now. Are you a beginner, or do you already have a "techie" job? Also, do you want to know about techies that fix computers, techies that make networks go, or techies that write code?

I am guessing that you already in a job doing something that needs more technical skill than is currently available, so it is falling to you to figure things out. If that's the case, one thing you can do is try to state your problem as clearly as possible on a forum like thisone. If you are really good at doing that, then chances are you will answer your own question just by writing it down. Also, find out the very best things to read about whatever you are working on. For example, if it's Oracle, then go to the bookstore, find all the books on Oracle, and find the one that's easiest for you to read.

If you are looking for just sound technique in general to apply to any technical problem, it would be a good idea to get the A+ certification materials. Learn the basics, inside and

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by ustutz In reply to Becoming A Techie

Off the cuff three recommendations:

Beginner Level: "For Dummies" books (yellow covers). Don't let the title / false pride fool you. Cook book how to.

Intermediate: SAMS Publishing "Unleashed" books (gold / red covers). Intimidating size,but thorough technical discussions.

Advanced: O'Reilly books (animal cartoons on cover). Brief, to the point reference books.

Also, I personally used some outdated but cheap books (from an outlet store) to build a background in any given area. For $5.00 a pop you can't go wrong, no matter how old the info. :-)

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