I'm very new here and basically seeking some advice....I'm looking to change careers.
Sorry if this comes across as NAIVE or if I seem clueless (I guess I kinda am)
I have worked on (windows xp-vista)) pc's for 10 years or so at work and at home.
I do data entry, run spreadsheets in word,excel....ect and am experienced in SAP,macola,crystal...(I use them here at work.
Anyway...I would LOVE to break into the IT department (entry level and work up from there) either here where I work or down the road somewhere else to get more financially stable and into an area I actually enjoy, as I AM VERY VERY interested in the IT field, love computers and messing around with them (trouble shooting,networking etc).
My questions are:
*What is my best bet getting started...I am aware "Comp TIA A+" is the way to get my feet wet and get certified, my problem is knowing where to go to for - 1.) get in an OLA (on line Anytime class, since I can't commit time to these 5 day seminar/classes I have seen while googling this) ) and when that is established and I feel confident...where do you go to take the exam?
*After the comp Tia Aplus exam what's next?
(Then would I be in a position to at least feel confident enuff to place my app into HR here for an ENTRY level position???)
As of now, I have NO real credentials to get into the IT deptat all here obviously....even though I am pretty decent with windows/desktop due to my natual curiosity and many hours at home tinkering and dabbling... etc...
I am looking to get a shot at an entry level IT spot ...just need to get this process rolling and stop spinning my wheels I'm afraid.
Thanks so much in advance for ANY advice or help to anyone that can get me ONtrack....
Edited by ThUmPaH, 30 October 2008 - 09:49 AM.