Improve practical skills in IT industry

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How can I improve my practical skills in the IT industry?


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It totally depends on which industry you want to go. There are a heck lot of domains and niches in IT industry.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    The tag mentioned electrical engineering, assuming you have the same degree in the same area. However you did not reveal your working experience. Based on this, you can consider networking/security related certification.
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  • ToddN2000
    What skills do you have currently and where are you heading.. Different career paths will have different skills. A network engineer had different skill than a programmer and they have different skills than a security expert.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Moreover, if you have programming skills/like to write codes, you can go for Java/.Net and if you are like network/security other than coding, you can select any one according to your future career. If you are a working people, you can go for the certificate which can help you for your future prospects in your current company.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    How do you mean? Are you looking to get more hands-on experience? I have written pretty extensively about IT/security careers, including some pieces on how to get hands-on. Check it out here:
    https://www.principlelogic.com/careers.html

    Best of luck!
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  • TheRealRaven
    Difficult to answer without fair knowledge of your background, past experience, current position and perhaps other elements. A new hire in an entry level position in small business who has no significant training yet may have very different direction from someone with basic college level instruction and a couple years or more in IT with a large employer who provides in-house training and reimburses off-site expenses. Or a desktop support technician trying to choose a future might need different direction from a networking specialist who wants to explore pen-testing.

    In general, buy/borrow books and read them, take classes, follow web searches for what interests you. We don't know your current skills nor your aptitudes, so we can't say what's best for you.
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  • dsb1393
    Have certifications in whichever field you want to pursue your career and gain expertise by taking freelance projects as well.
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  • ToddN2000
    What particular part of the IT industry are you looking to pursue a career in? There are a few you could go into with you background and a little further training.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    One more thing: hands-on experience - there's absolute no substitute for it. Get it where you can.
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  • Subhendu Sen

    Hands-on experience is more valuable. You can contact a computer training center, where they provide facility to practice what you know. There are plenty of computer center that can allow to practice even you are not a student of their institution.

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  • ToddN2000
    I do see more companies with intern positions today than years ago. You can try that or see about getting a position on a help desk to get some real world exposure. AS others have mentioned hands on is a big plus.

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  • JasonTech82
    Agreed with ankit3302
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