Help this TechRepublic member transition from desktop support to Web development

TechRepublic member kpjud in San Francisco  started a thread called IT Career Transition and wrote, "I'm totally bored, in a dead-end job in a stodgy corporate environment. After 15 years of supporting desktops & LANs, I want to try something new and have some fun at work. I'm training in Unix Fundamentals, Webmaster Essentials, Web Server Concepts, IIS, HTML and SQL DB/Server Administration... If anyone can give me any pointers, it would be greatly appreciated." In another thread, called Web development as a Career, kpjud wrote, "I'm through with desktop support. I want to stay with IT, but I want a challenging & fun job. Over the course of this year I'll be taking Unix, HTML, DHTML, .NET, SQL Server, Apache server classes." Do any of you Web developers out there have any tips or guidance to help one of your fellow wayfarers on the IT highway? If so, please drop your wisdom into kpjud's original thread.