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Anpadh
OK. Here we go. I am not a techie and never have been. I do enjoy working with computers and learning about them but I know zip about hardware -- and when I say zip, I am probably overstating my knowledge. I know a little bit about software but only a little more than the average non-techie, not nearly enough to be considered anything near being a software expert.

Now, here's the thing. I want to change my field. I am an English teacher. I want to switch over to the computer field. Money is the main reason. I won't deny that. But also, over the years, I have been failing to develop crucial educational tools simply because I don't understand computers. My research tells me that the future lies, not so much in a particular software, but in managing systems and networks. All software, ultimately, needs to work with the hardware, while the hardware can always adapt or ignore most types of software.

I have decided to work toward the CCIE certification. I know it takes a great deal of knowledge and several years of work. I know it is fairly expensive too. I know I need to get CCENT and CCNA certification and other certifications, en route to the CCIE. All of the comments I have read on this board state that it is damn near impossible to pass the CCNA test without actually working in the field before taking the test.

And that is what leads to my silly question: How do I get an IT job without any certification? It seems to be a Catch-22 situation. I need certification to get the job but I cannot possibly pass the certification test unless I already have a job.
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boxfiddler Moderator
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No wonder s/h/it thinks there's no future in Education. S/h/it has reading comprehension skills, not to mention attitude issues. Oh wait. I mentioned them once already.

etu :0

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OldER Mycroft
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As far as my knowledge of the teaching profession goes, it is usually rather difficult to lose your post, without doing something rather outlandish.

It has been mentioned elsewhere in this thread (can't recall where offhand) but these outbursts are indicative of a person with serious antisocial problems, incapable of taking critiscism, having a violent temper.

Just the sort to be fired from an educational role for the safety of all around him/her/it.

Just a guess though - I'm uneducated after all!

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jdclyde
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I got a peer from s/h/it was well.

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-10878-0.html?forumID=101&threadID=302912&messageID=3026959

While I am not one to judge, s/h/it seems to have an amazying fasination with **** and asses. Add this strange fetish with a complete lack of writing skills, zero sense of humor, and zero ability to hear anything s/h/it doesn't WANT to hear, and we are dealing with one sick puppy here.

I would also question anyone that KNOWS the value of **** to be able to make a meaningful comparison? :0

Oh, and it was very nice of us to NOT add in the "hotmail.com" at the end of his name. After all, we wouldn't want his email address getting out there, huh?

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boxfiddler Moderator
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< grumps and grouses about, clearly befuddled by a recent mind hack >

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jdclyde
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everyone in education BUT you, my dear...

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boxfiddler Moderator
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but just a cheap *** peck on the cheek.

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jdclyde
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but it is "nicer" to use the word "butt kiss" instead of "*** peck", but you can kiss me there anytime you want! ]:)

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OldER Mycroft
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As soon as I saw your Post, I thought to myself "Oh no. I've gone and done it now!!"

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!

I only used the analogy to bolster my own position of NOT having followed the inestimable depths to which my family's heritage extended into education, forever branding me as the Black Sheep.

A Black Sheep with experience of career transition and IT nonetheless.

Inadvertent collateral damage.

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boxfiddler Moderator
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Good thing you're my favorite old grump.

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Anpadh
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Apparently your way is the only way and/or the bet way. Shows your level of education quite clearly!