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Changing Careers

By Dimeolas ·
After managing in retail for 30 years I became unemployed on New Years Eve. At 60 I believe my retail days should end. As i've always had a keen interest in computers and IT this is the area I wish to get into. My plans and needs are to work at least another ten years. My experience is in retail management and in 3d artwork, having taught myself various softwares.
At this time I am studying Prof Messer's youtube videos, Tim's classes on Pluralsight and backup by a couple books. I hope to get my A+ cert and look for work. I know that the best I can hope for is a Help desk entry job off of just the cert but will do what I can. There is a school close with a two year program close that will also be an option. As I am out of work and also take care of my folks who are ** and 92 I would really like to start working somewhere in the field with the cert and not wait 2 years.
Be honest folks, is it possible to find a starter level job on just a cert or am i just dreaming. I have two old PCs here that I am also tearing down and putting back together. Plan on running VMs on both and per the Pluralsight series do everything I can think of to learn and gain some kind of experience.
Aight, thanks if anyone answers. Any constructive advice appreciated.
Scott
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