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By Shanghai Sam ·
I am new to the it field I am currently taking a course to prepare me for mcse cert. I am currently unemployed since I don't have any certs yet I would like to know is it still possible to get on the job training such as a help desk position to gainthe hands on experience i need to have a better understanding? (as I've been reading it is recommended to have 6 to 12 months exp. b4 going for the mcse)

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by Ann777 In reply to new to the field (in clas ...

Your best option is to check with the school where you are getting your training from. They usually have placement personnel (one or more staff), and positions that employers have contacted them about.

The technical field as a whole, as far as available job opportunities, is not great right now. Too many experienced technical people are not finding many job opportunities and having to do other work in order to make ends meet.

But if you do well in school, spend extra time after school time (networking with people there and gaining experience even via "free consulting" or "labs" with the people at the school), then you may be able to get into something once you are certified or almost certified.

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by bohicam1 In reply to new to the field (in clas ...

If you are new to the field as I was, your best friend is experience...any kind of experience. Is there any way you can get into a co-op program through your school? Some have placements for this. Often you can simply go to major employers of IT (banks, insurance) that have co-op programs in place. Don't expect to be paid much, if at all! Go for the experience. As for help desk...I have yet to see a help desk position open to anyone with no experience...most require 1-2 yrs in a help desk environment.
Good luck!


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