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How to train for a computer career

Training for careers in IT, regardless of the specific job, all starts in basically the same way. IT training, either online or in a classroom environment, begins with basic certifications in maintenance and networking, followed by Microsoft training leading to an MCSA or MCSE certification. Below is a guide to the options that are available after the basic training, and some things to remember when planning an IT career.

Training options

After completing the initial A+, net+, and Microsoft courses, it is a good idea to start considering what area or areas you would like to specialise in. Training to work as a help desk is going to be far different than training to work as a network engineer, or a security expert. Obviously with IT qualifications, regardless of what they are, they add to your resume. However, when starting out, keep on mind that earning certifications can be time-consuming and expensive. Therefore, specialise in what you need for your job of choice first, then branch out later. Testing Since the majority of training courses are available online, a lot of the work can be done from the comfort of your own home. However, you need to realise that most certification tests need to be taken at a registered testing facility. Make sure that there is one in your area, and that it covers the testing that you will be taking. Live classes If online study isn't something that you are comfortable with for any reason, the same locations that monitor the certification tests will often offer classes and workshops in the same areas of study. This has the advantage of live support if you have any problems, and means that you will already be familiar and comfortable with the place that you will be testing. Books If you want to do things in the old fashioned manner, or if you are just interested in building a reference library as you build your resume, all major IT certifications have a variety of books available at any major book store.

Be aware

College degree Many IT jobs, especially in the more advanced areas, require a college degree. If you don't have one, make sure that the field that you want to be a part of, will have opportunities available for you. Criminal record Similarly, a person with a criminal record may have trouble finding work in certain areas, especially, but certainly not limited to, security or human resource. Again, do a little advanced research to make sure that you qualify for the job that you want.

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