What Classes Should I Take Before To Aquire A Job In I.T
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The IT field is broad with multiple options. For example you can choose to be a programmer, designer, business analysts, engineer, systems administrator and many more.
My suggestion would be get a focus area. Alternatively at this point depending on where you are in your educational pathway, pick a broader college degree. Example of majors: computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, etc. you can also pick focus area like data science, analytics, etc which some universities offer.
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Are you desiring to be a programmer, a security analyst, a systems administrator? Each of these paths has wildly different class loads. Pick a direction and run with it. If you decide to change direction later, it's totally OK as your experiences in one part of IT can actually make you stronger in another. For example, a systems administrator with a background in programming can be proficient in scripting automation tasks that save companies a lot of money. On the other hand, a security guru turned programmer will be able to help his/her team write more secure code.
I am a Sales Engineer with Dell. I help enterprise IT departments choose client hardware (desktops, laptops, and thin clients). However, I also advise customers on their computer management software. For my job, I need to know a little bit about networking, enterprise client administration, hardware, and software scripting. I've also had jobs in networking, system administration, and consulting that all give me context when conversing with my customers who are experts in their field.
Beyond that, it's all about what you're passionate about, and learning the specifics of that area. Not sure yet? Try something. Often, just getting started with an entry-level helpdesk position will get you exposure to ALL KINDS of other teams within IT, which might help you see what they do on a daily basis and decide whether or not that's something you're interested in.
That is a really broad question. I would start with what part of IT are you hoping to go into and what skills or education do you have to support that? Once you have that you can target a specific part of I.T. and position yourself properly.
I agree with the idea that you are not locked in to any one path, but after you have invested in one path, it can be frustrating to start back at the beginning again. Choose something you can love doing.
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