IT training for career switch

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i am 45, injured, told i must choose a new career. current job was an all around mechanic/electrician fix it guy. while i have been off i have been repairing, upgrading friends computers, desktops, laptops, etc. enjoy it but i dont want to waste my time in a basic coarse. any ideas would be great.

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7 pro 64, old dual core acer i fixed, fastest download on speedtest was 63mps, smokin

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U have also repairing knowledge of PC, Laptops etc a part from ur regular job. If u really want to secure ur future, better to get for a certifications relating to hardware, coz, it helps u to get more job and u have good working knowledge on this ! If u r really interested on HW related job, u may go for <a href=”http://www.comptia.org/certifications/listed/a.aspx”>COMPTIA A+</a>
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U can <a href=”http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/learning_career_certifications_and_learning_paths_home.html”>Look Here</a>

Hope it helps u

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  • Sixball
    In line w/ what Rechil was saying, you can either go the PC hardware-to-server support route, or venture into the vast world of Networking which includes the basic routing and switching, then add on wireless, security, Voice (or all of the above)...
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  • Gabe9527
    I would say the money would be in networking rather than hardware.
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  • Sixball
    Agree w/ Gabe: There are increasingly more and more networks TO support, with fewer and fewer people to support them...
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  • CompleteITProfessional
    I would agree with Gabe and Sixball - networking could be the way to go. Enrolling in a course to learn some more advanced networking techniques could be beneficial. If not, and if you like the support role, you could work in a support or help desk system for a company. I think your general experience could even put you in a team leader-style role as well. I also run a website that helps IT professionals improve their IT career. I hope it can help - you can see it at Complete IT Professional.
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