So I have read most of previous posts related to career change to IT and I still have few questions that I need to know:
1. With no strong IT background in my hand, I take that the better way to get into the door is by getting a job in Helpdesk?
2. I'm in the middle of studying the CompTIA A+ and MCITP Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Technician, however, some people I've spoken to have recommended that I should take CompTIA Network+ as well. Would you be able to advise if there's more certs that I should take or certifications mentioned above are sufficient? (eg Cisco CCNA)
3. What are the pros and cons, in your experience working in IT?
A little bit of a background about myself: I graduated in Bsc. Food Science and have been working in the industry for 6 years. Initially, I wanted to do B.Tech (IT) but it takes about 4 years to complete and I had to pay international fees. I could've done Comp Sci but chose Food Sci because I thought it's the safest choice (course fees & job opportunity). I'm not sure if I want to go back to uni again to do full time study as it takes too long while having no income and I prefer not to take student loan or allowance. So I'm taking certifications to get into the IT industry instead.
My aim at the moment is to get into programming or web development.
Thank you for reading my post and any relevant advise will be very helpful. I apologise if there's any error on my questions or if certain part doesn't make sense.