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By rthatchjr ·
I was just wondering if someone could give some pointers on how to get started in the field?i'm currently a truck driver with a growing passion for the it work place.any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Welcom to the world IT

by salmanrabbani In reply to getting started in it

Shift the 5th gear of ur truck and get in to the field it. And try to start the E-communication. batter to see u in it field with good user of Electronic systems.

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Me too says mac-girl. lil' help?

by jivesistah In reply to getting started in it

Degree? Certification? Where to get
experience? Where to start?

I wish to move into IT from graphic
design. I don't trust the local tech schools
not to mislead me.

Thanks!

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Whre to start?

by jdmercha In reply to Me too says mac-girl. lil ...

The best place to start is at home. Buy a computer or better yet, build one. Use it every day. Download lots of evaluation software. Load it and unload it. (Basically get used to lots of different software). This process will inevitably mess up yourPC. Which is a benefit, beacuse now you will learn more about reconfiguring the operating system. Then when you apply for an IT position add a skills section to your resume and list all the applications and hardware you are familier with.

As a guide, look at IT want ads then try to aquire the skills they are asking for. You can take formal classes or do a lot of reading on your own. Reading a lot of computer magazines is will also give you more confidence when interviews come up.

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thank-you!

by jivesistah In reply to Whre to start?

Thank-you for the help. By evaluation
software, do you mean betas, test
copies? Can you recomend any good
sites to find these? What are the main
trade rags? and finally, What size
computer is the least I could hope to get
away with for this demolition-derby
learning experience?
(once again, thank-you for your advice)

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Distance Education

by fredarnold In reply to thank-you!

I know where you are comming from. I was a carpenter for 15 years and fell in love with computers. I am currently attending college for my AA degree in Computer Science, and I am doing it all from home. In a year and a half I will be done and have certs in A+, MCSE, Novell NetWare5, Cisco. You have acess to the internet through PNV at most truckstops these days and can easily study on your down time and keep on working at your current job. I am attending Masters Institute (mastersinstitute.com) and paying for it through student loans and grants. Wish me luck in my new carrer and I shall do the same for you driver. Good Luck!!

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