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How do I get hands on experience?

By billrohr ·
I am going to take my A+ exams in the next week or so, and I will be needing to find a job, part/full time. I'm currently self employed in the landscape construction industry with over 13 years of operating my own business. The only exerience I havein this field is working on my own systems at home/business, troubleshooting, upgrading and building from old computers. What kind of places should I be looking at to get the additional hands on that I need.
Any advice is grateful, thank you in advanced.
Bill

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by budnelson In reply to How do I get hands on exp ...

If there is a small computer store in your area they may hire you to do in-shop repairs part-time to start. I would also look for any user groups near you. Maybe there is a community group or non-profit organization that would welcome you as a volunteer(for the experience).

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by scottorton In reply to How do I get hands on exp ...

There are a couple of places that are always looking for people with diverse skills. You might want to consider a temp agency to work at a few places, build some "resume" experience, learn what skills are marketable, and what holes there may be in what you know. Also, if you have some time to spare, non-profit agencies and schools are often looking for volunteers in technical areas, a couple of weeks doing this makes great looking work experience.

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by fdisk In reply to How do I get hands on exp ...

first of all a job at a local computer store would be great. Networking excerience is a must. study the TCP/IP suit. I went to a Heald college for MCSE training and I think it was prety good. What I do now is more a hands on network experience job. I work for an ISP trouble shooting DSL lines. Try the local ISP's as well pay is not excelet but it is great experience. Check out www.userfriendly.org. (just a great tech cartoon of the day.)

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