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Please note: The following question was recently submitted by a user via e-mail: I am kindly requesting you to assist me.I am university graduate.I did Degree in Library and Information Science,of which i was majoring in two subject, Library Science and I.T.So i want to divert my career totally to I.T, So my problem is people out there dont recognize me as an I.T person.But in terms of competency i can do what an I.T officer can do.So what would be your advice on that.At one point i thought of doing a 6 months course on I.T so that may be if i have a back up of the certificate then things will be better,but i realy need your advice before i can take any decision.And once more i realy appreciate the information am getting from IT knowledge exchange.

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Certifications are helpful and in some cases are required to get a job for some companies. A certification is required where I work for instance. So I would suggest you do get certifications. Start with ones you know you can pass easily, maybe A+ and Net+ or MCP. These I was able to get without taking any classes. I used study guides and practice tests. But for server certifications I took classes. It was definitely helpful and having the cert may get you an interview you might not get otherwise.

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    >>But in terms of competency i can do what an I.T officer can do.So what would be your advice on that. Simple... prove it. Find an entry level job for the position you want and go for it. Certs and the like help but nothing replaces experience. Finding an entry level job for such a position will take a bit of fortitude on your part. You can start by doing som volunteer work for a local charity, school, church, or other non-profit organization.
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