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Out in the cold

By victor3j ·
I trained teachers and administrators to use software applications for five years 96-01. I really enjoyed it. I've have been out of IT since that time (Budget cuts). I have no certifications to prove my skills. After other career ventures I want to get back in IT. What's my best route? I've been searching for IT employment because there is not much money in my budget for a certification class at present.
Am I spinning my wheels? What certification would be best to pursue first?

Thanks in advance

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I don't know that getting a cert is the right way

by mjd420nova In reply to Out in the cold

If at all possible, try an get a position comparable to what and where you were. Obviosly working within a school district has its advantages, and maybe another district will be willing to take you on. The previous employer should provide glowing references and hold more weight with them than an outside reference. Certifications often scare off more employers than a simple pre-employment interview and cross district experience.

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not really

by kpak44wh In reply to I don't know that getting ...

I would get a comptia a+ and network for starters, and use
your experience for the rest. Right now it's a dog eat dog
business, and things are looking tough. You could actually
get a ccti cert. from comptia, and train people again. They
are always hiring a+ cert. teachers, besides that sounds like
something you would like to do. There are no prerequisites,
just pass the test.

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