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Topic # 88573 18-Aug-2011 11:41
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Since I'm in a lazy mood I'll copy paste part of my post from the intro forum hah.

I've had a strong interest in IT since I was 12, so 8 years now. Most of my interest is in the networking side of things. maybe something yous can help me with?
I want to go back and study, only have NCC3. So was wondering what the best way is to get into networking?

Was looking at this:
http://www.openpolytechnic.ac.nz/subjects-and-courses/op6206-diploma-in-information-systems-and-technology-level-6

I want to setup networks, administrate them etc,
Wondering what the best course to go for is, thought I had better try and ask around first!
Is there a demand in networking?

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  Reply # 508468 18-Aug-2011 11:53
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If you have good skills already, best to try and get into an entry level job and go on-the-job-training from there. Plenty of places looking for good keen people with basic knowledge so they can train them up.

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  Reply # 508481 18-Aug-2011 12:05
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Most of my knowledge is self taught, my only experience in networking is setting up home networks etc, the simple stuff. but have always enjoyed it, so wanted to get into it more, and professionally.

I've never worked in IT before, I guess I could try get in touch with a few places.

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  Reply # 508488 18-Aug-2011 12:10
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Vzy: Most of my knowledge is self taught, my only experience in networking is setting up home networks etc, the simple stuff. but have always enjoyed it, so wanted to get into it more, and professionally.

I've never worked in IT before, I guess I could try get in touch with a few places.


Start networking, the people kind of networking, and go from there.  You could do training courses but they're upwards of $2500 usually and then you've got no guarantees afterward of getting a job either....so I reckon best to try find work first then see if they'll train you.  You're still pretty young so no-one can expect you to be a guru....keen and friendly goes a long way.  And talk to people, as many as possible. 

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  Reply # 508503 18-Aug-2011 12:23
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If you do want to look at a course, then CCNA and/or Network+ are a good starting point - Network+ is more theory (IMHO) than practical however so you may learn how that cable works, but have know idea how to crimp one :)

Im looking at doing CCNA shortly, and Ive been in IT for over 10yrs....




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  Reply # 514591 31-Aug-2011 16:58
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Ask any friends working in IT for a part-time job helping out with things IT-related. Usually smaller companies are willing to employ a part-time person. It's easier to ask for a part-time job and then usually after a few months they'll want you to work full-time. I have no qualifications in IT but now I'm in charge of Network Infrastructure. I'm my experience with study only about 20% of what you learn will useful in a job, the rest you have to learn on the spot.

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  Reply # 518657 8-Sep-2011 16:09
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I don't think I know anyone working in IT, not in my area anyway.
Have flicked off a few emails to companys around, but have yet to get a reply.

I think I need to try harder!

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  Reply # 520251 12-Sep-2011 23:45
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Im in the same boat trying to get part time work in IT,   years ago I had the choice of polytech or the army, so here I am 8 years later.  I am studying at computer Power, doing the level 5 sys tech and level 6 network engineering diploma's. This is self paced study that im miles ahead on so far, however I dont get a refund of any tutor fees for finishing early, national party should fix that.   If you have the motivation, a sybex netwerk+ book and measure up practice exams is all you need for that exam, I recommend Computerpower, nice and quick for the "thrusters" like me, and your not held back by the lazy or retarded
Anyone got part time work on offer for A+ network+ student in ChCH?? 

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