IT training for career switch

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I'm 45, injured, told I must choose a new career. My 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. I enjoy it but I don't 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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You have also repairing knowledge of PC, Laptops etc a part from your regular job. If you really want to secure your future, better to get for a certifications relating to hardware, because, it helps you to get more job and you have good working knowledge on this! If you are really interested on HW related job, you may go for COMPTIA A+.

Hope it helps you.

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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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