Lies of our IT schools.Locked
Learn MCSE. Start a job at 60K.
Be a CNE. Start a job at 100k.
Be a janitor, most likely, you’ll make more money then being an MCSE these days. BEWARE THE LIES.
I am not a beginner when it comes to computers. I have been using MOSAIC before anyone even knew what the WEB was. I was making web sites before FRONTPAGE even came into being. But I have never really decided to move into the IT field. I wanted Law Enforcement. I joined law enforcement for all the right reasons, only to find outthey were the WRONG reasons. Then I decided to hit MCSE since I knew all my A+ stuff back and forth (i am considered tech support for my entire FAMILY).
Fine, I got into a school promising me that i will make 60k easy. BULL. The truth started showing itself early. There were 12 people in my class. Only 2 made it (including me). That school accpeted people who didnt even know how to chance the background on a win95 computer. But thats another story.
Once I got my MCSE, I sent out HUNDREDS of resumes. All the answers I got back were from uncaring headhunters wanting to set me up with a helpdesk job so they can get a piece of my salary while I work staring at a computer and on a telephone 99.999999% of the time. I couldnt find SHIT. Net work administration HA. Yeah right. Good luck baby. Right now I’m working for 15 bucks an hour and absolutely HATING my job. I love networking. Hell, I even have an application server in my own house. Geek city. But that doesn’t help me in my job search. Experience does. But how do I get experience if i can’t get a job??!! Beginners thinking of getting into IT BEWARE THE LIES OF OUR IT SCHOOLS. AND most of all, don’t pay in full. The people in my class did and they regretted it.
Good luck. The job market isn’t as desperate for you as your school tells you it is.
(just ranting and raving)