Silly Question?

By Anpadh ·
OK. Here we go. I am not a techie and never have been. I do enjoy working with computers and learning about them but I know zip about hardware -- and when I say zip, I am probably overstating my knowledge. I know a little bit about software but only a little more than the average non-techie, not nearly enough to be considered anything near being a software expert.

Now, here's the thing. I want to change my field. I am an English teacher. I want to switch over to the computer field. Money is the main reason. I won't deny that. But also, over the years, I have been failing to develop crucial educational tools simply because I don't understand computers. My research tells me that the future lies, not so much in a particular software, but in managing systems and networks. All software, ultimately, needs to work with the hardware, while the hardware can always adapt or ignore most types of software.

I have decided to work toward the CCIE certification. I know it takes a great deal of knowledge and several years of work. I know it is fairly expensive too. I know I need to get CCENT and CCNA certification and other certifications, en route to the CCIE. All of the comments I have read on this board state that it is damn near impossible to pass the CCNA test without actually working in the field before taking the test.

And that is what leads to my silly question: How do I get an IT job without any certification? It seems to be a Catch-22 situation. I need certification to get the job but I cannot possibly pass the certification test unless I already have a job.

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Crying because you didn't hear what you WANTED to hear?

by jdclyde In reply to IGNORE button!

In my last post, I have you a basic blueprint of the path you have stated you wanted, as one who has been going down that path.

We didn't realize you didn't want REAL input, just a bunch of people telling you how smart you are for your decision.

Grow up. Being a WATB is very unbecoming.

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Yes, Daddy, Sure Daddy!

by Anpadh In reply to Crying because you didn't ...

I am not asking anyone's permission or approval. GROW UP!

I will do as I please regardless whether anyone likes it or not. I don't need you to tell me how smart I am. I know how smart I am, already. And I have received no REAL input except to hear that you think I cannot do it, without knowing anything at all about me!

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by Wireeater In reply to IGNORE button!

You technically didn't really contribute much to be grateful for either. All you did was feed the fire. Why not walk away when you realized you weren't getting the answer you wanted to hear?

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Walk Away!

by Anpadh In reply to Well..

I don't want/expect anyone to be grateful to me any more than they should expect me to be grateful to them for laughing at me.

There was not (and is not) any particular answer that I "want to hear". I have received a few useful suggestions and I am making use of them.

As for walking away, I would imagine that it is easier to say nothing if you feel it is not worth your time than to allow attacks to go undefended. If I am attacked, I will attack in return. Leave me alone and I will leave you alone. Help me and, if you ask for my help at some time, I will help you.

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Ignore Button is right.....

by jpesadilla In reply to IGNORE button!

You are definitely using the Ignore Button.

You are ignoring reality. Every person that responded to your request for help/info has done so with sincerity.

You said it yourself in your first post. You have no IT skills to speak of. You are for all intents and purposes a user.

Now, if you think that you actually have what it takes to enter into the world of IT Professionals then by all means give it a try.

Your first step SHOULD be to get your A+ (220-601, 602, 603, 604) There are 4 exams the first should be easily passed by anyone who has been WORKING in the IT field for 6 months. You only need to take 1 of the 3 other exams to get your cert.

I suggest (Sincerely) that you go to website and investigate.

Now that is my 2 centivos.

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Okay then good plan

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to IGNORE button!

Take lots of classes, get all the paper, see you in four years.

Tell me if you were on TeacherRepublic and someone posted.

Silly Question.
I'm tired of IT and I want to become an english teacher and earn real money, even though my only qualification is that I once read a book to my five year old nephew.

What would your response be?

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That's spot on - wish I'd thought of that !! ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Okay then good plan

Let's see what response it may generate ...

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Tired of IT?

by Anpadh In reply to Okay then good plan

Go for it and to give it your best shot! If there is any way I can help you, let me know, because I have been in the field for many years and may be able to help you with your studies as well as with your choice of schools and the type of job you choose, after you are qualified.

THAT would be my response!

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That's nice, of course

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Okay then good plan

you have a lot more spare time than I.

And you are a teacher.

Course your comprehension skills are for sh*t,

"and earn real money"

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Thanks for the Peer mail, no need to keep it private

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Okay then good plan

though. People can learn from Questions you, see.

I found this quite instructive.

One of your fellow TechRepublic members has sent you a private message:

From: Anpadh
Subject: You aren't worht ****!
You and your comments are not worth ****. **** at least has the cpacity to detox the body and to grow stuff. You have neither. You are simply toxic and a dead-end. If you don't have time then don't answer. Nobody forced you to answer. Get your head out of your *** or shut up! If you do both, you will be showing your own lack of comprehension skills and worse. Continue to attack me and I will continue to attack you back.

Your grammar is very poor, and the spelling, needs a bit of work.

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