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I'm have a hard time find a finding an Entry level end user support position. My main objective is to become a System Administrator. Where should I start?

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College degrees are a positive thing when job hunting in any field, but if you don’t have some experience on top of the degree, getting a foot in the door can be difficult. If you ad a few certifications to your resume, such as the Comptia certs, you might find an easy time getting an interview. If you have other skills, such as manufacturing, or sales, you might be able to leverage those with you technical training.
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-Flame

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I agree with Flame; college degrees are always positive, but hands on experience is really important. Degrees help you getting the job; experience helps you keep that job.
You did not mention your location, but I think a college degree could be more important depending on the location. In my country, for example, if you do not have a college degree, you will find very hard to get the chance of an interview, whether you have experience or not.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Get some hands-on experience and work on your communication (written and verbal) skills. A college degree is a minimum baseline thing that most people want to see. These things combined with some hard work and persistent will provide for great career opportunities in IT. Here's an audio program you might be interested in:
    http://securityonwheels.com/cde.html

    Best of luck!
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  • Jaideep Khanduja
    First of all you have to have a diploma of degree in IT hardware. Entry level job would be a support engineer where you will have to look into day to day hardware problems of end users. Gradually improve upon your networking and server side controls and troubleshooting that will carve your path towards your desired goal.
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  • AndreaF
    A Help Desk position might be a good place to start. Some IT credentials geared towards hardware, desktop support and networking would be helpful, then you can start building the hands-on experience to work towards supporting better education & skills.
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