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From the Navy to the IT world.

By rastazion23 ·
Hey
I was wondering if ya'll could provided me with some information on entering the IT world with a military background but with little IT experience and how that would affect my chances of getting a good job as soon as I get out the Navy. I am looking to specialize in networking. I am going on 8 yrs of active duty and I am a meteorologist and a E6. I know the jump from weather to IT is huge lol. With me being an E6, I am in a leadership position as well as management. So maybe that would have some type of effect that works in my favor. In my line of work we have to have at least the basic knowledge of how a computer work due to the fact that that is all we use to gather our data for weather and formulate a forecast for our missions and operations at the moment. My knowledge of computers go as far as being able to install an OS. And at a couple times, had to connect 2-3 computers onto a LAN. And that is about as far as it goes.I am currently working on my BS of course. I have been looking at jobs online to see what they will require just to get an idea of the road ahead.Pretty much all of them require work experience, atleast a BS in CS or IT, and plenty of certs. How difficult is it to achieve the certs such as CompTIA certifications, CCENT, CCNA R&S, and CCNP? Last but not least is there any advice that ya'll can provide for a newcomer in this field of choice? Thank you very much in advance.

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