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Leaving the army, need advice on courses

By theboywonda17 ·
I'm 23 yrs old and have recently signed off from the army and will be out in about a years time, after i leave i want to get into a career in i.t. maybe starting off as desktop support, i have done a bit of research and i'm thinking that the CompTia A+ followed by an MCSDT course is the way for me to go.

Is this the right route for me? The only other I.T. qualification i have is a GNVQ in IT which i got while at secondary school although i do have a good knowledge of computing having dropped out after a year and a half of a BTEC ND in Computing (stupid i know).

Also, even when i have some good quals i'm thinking that it is going to be very hard for me to find a job as i have no previous I.T. experience, is experience a big thing when trying to find a job in i.t.?

Any advice would be appreciated, thanks

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by JamesRL In reply to Leaving the army, need ad ...

All of us had a first job in IT at some point.

Help desk jobs or preferably a desktop tech job to get 6 months to 2 years experience behind you would help. Even if the job conditions are not ideal, get some experience on your resume.

While you are in that entry level job, take every opportunity that comes up, for training, expanding your knowledge etc. Some companies like mine try to mandate that each employee take 40 hours of training a year. Look for one of those.

And keep studying independantly as well.


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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Leaving the army, need ad ...

You may want to repost this as a Discussion. Your question doesn't have a definite technical answer, and is more philosophical. There's a different, more opinionated crowd on the Discussions side, and you may get a better range of answers.

Thanks for your military service. I'd give you an opinion but I'm not familiar with the job market or training available in the U.K.

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