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    Beginning an IT Professional Career, where to began??

    i've been thinking alot latelly really to began studying professionally something computer related. i have alot of experince in the computer since i am a user from about 10 years , build up alot of computer and stuff...
    but they are all general knowledge with nothin unique that i can began a working career with.so i though of beganning studying and taking cousres, but i am lot confused of where to began??!!

    i have always been excited about networking and security stuff, if thats so what courses to search for??

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    I'd say it depends on where you are in your life/career. Are you still in high school? College? Already have a college degree? Already in the job market? What are you looking for: a college education, or certifications? Where are you located? ...

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    already have a college degree ( material eng. ).
    i am looking for something that make me make a career in the IT field...
    and i am living in Cairo,Egypt.

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    There are dozens and dozens of career paths in IT. Entry level stuff includes stuff like:

    - general PC Repair (which gives you a good feel for hardware)
    - creating web sites
    - network installation (gives you a good feel for routers, switches, servers, and how everything connects)

    and dozens of others I'm sure.

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    I would say go into the security field There will always be the malicious things out there :P
    The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
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    yeah, i already know where i wanna go, as i said in my first post, i wanna be into the security and networking field.
    so what certs do u guys advice me to began with???
    A+ , Net+ , CCNA , CCNP ??!!!
    and does this path have a good working career ??

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    Dude you got an engineering degree? Stay the hell out of IT. You'll thank me in the long run.

    Short list of reasons to stay the hell out of IT:

    I sent an email to someone some where - can you get it back? I sent it last week
    my son/wife/brother is in IT and he says you should [stupid remark] to your server
    I just deleted my H drive, I thought I was deleting the public folder - Oh wait, can you restore both
    The new director of sales wants full access to the finance drive
    maintenance was testing the fire suppression system and half of your data center is out of power
    NTLDR is missing or corrupt, what does that mean
    email, web, file server, the Internet is down
    listen not even Chuck Norris can divide by Zero. Stay far away from IT - Live a happy life. You really don't want to learn how STUPID computer users can be.
    09:F9:11:02:9D:74:E3:5B8:41:56:C5:63:56:88:C0

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    Hmmmm,

    "Home of the brave, land of the free; why won't you let him be what he wants to be"
    "A lawyer, or a doctor or a civil engineer"................


    listen not even Chuck Norris can divide by Zero.
    The governor of California can............ but, like myself, finds that the solutions are infinite

    nihil cracks a math joke for number theorists?
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
    What profiteth a man if he gains the entire World at the expense of his immortal soul?

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    maintenance was testing the fire suppression system and half of your data center is out of power
    Lmao...I must know, is this fiction or fact? Either way it had me rolling.

    To OP: look into Cisco certs and CISSP. And I also agree w/ dinowuff. 'Tis why I have a degree in psych and I'm pursuing a Juris Doctor even tho I'm working in an IT call center.

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    personally with an engineering degree, if i was so inclined to start an IT career i would begin a tier 3. There problems you will face are much less soul sucking. also you should look into getting certifications with at least CCNP, MCSE and say MCTS (microsoft cert = job security) before you apply for a job. For me i went so far beyond the call of duty as to get my ITIL manager and PRINCE2 practioner certifications. Now all i have to do is wait for my boss to die cause lord knows he'll never retire and give me a chance with the torch
    see the sarcasim in my smile ????

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