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Topic # 112638 15-Dec-2012 23:30
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My name is Leigh i'm relatively new to the fourms. I had an issue with my internet awhile back and found you guys to be really helpful in solving my problem which is what brings me to this.

Recently i decided i wanted to start studying something in the IT industry, looked at some options and various uni's etc and had a look at some of the subjects they offered. What i find the most interesing is computer practices like networking and operating systems, i don't think i have the interest or mind for something like programming.

I looked into AMES IT and found a cert called comptia a+ that i could study for, it involves stuff i think i'd be most interested in and comes across as a small start to help me figure out if whats involved is right for me. The question i have is, do you guys think this is the right way about getting into the industry? Getting the cert and then finding a job/furthering my study or trying to find a computer business that would just hire me and train me up themselves in a work environment. Is going this route common and something that i should be doing instead?


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  Reply # 733009 15-Dec-2012 23:39
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  Reply # 733019 15-Dec-2012 23:54
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Hi Leigh.. The A+ course is pretty widely regarded as a great entry point for people that are new to IT. You'll get a lot of useful experience out of it and it should help you to narrow down a particular area you might like to focus on longer term. I reckon it's ideal for what you say your needs are. On the job training also has its merits but the key there is getting the right job. A+ will make you much more attractive to any potential employer.

Welcome to GZ, heaps of people here will be able to help you along your way!


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  Reply # 733036 16-Dec-2012 07:13
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Welcome to Geekzone

that would be an ecumenical matter

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  Reply # 733326 17-Dec-2012 01:22
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Thanks for the welcome everyone :)

And thanks for the advice on the a+.

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