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By domino_dlg ·
I am a senior in high school highly interested in computers, and a career in computers. I've had some experience with computers, and some programming in C++. I am also studying for the A+ Certification right now, which i plan to take soon. What should my nexts steps be? Are there any websites out there that explain different computer majors, in great detail? Thanks for any replies.

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Next steps

First, I think you should see if you the applications development path or the systems/network/database administration path is the one you want to go with.

I would work on persuing a degree (which is required by many companies), and then startto work on certifications towards whichever path you choose.

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if you want to persue the appliications path - learn everything you can about programming languages (C,C++, JAVA, Perl, etc), Software design, project management, software engineering, applications development, etc.

if you want to persue the administration, learn everything you can about all the major operating systems: Windows 95/98/NT/2000, Unix, Linux, OpenVMS, etc. Databases - Oracle, Sybase, etc - NEtworks, Novell, Cisco - work at ccna/ccda/ccnp/ccdp/ccie..

Most importantly, do EVERYTHING you can to gain actual work experience - all the education is, is preparation and helping you get in the door. Experience always counts more. Volunteer anytime you geta chance. Experience with no pay is always better than no experience.

just my thoughts.

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by bookemdono In reply to Next steps

The certifications are nice, but in the long run, getting your degree and hands-on work experience will set you on the right path. That is the combination that have. That will also give you some time to figure out the path you want to take.

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