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How does one get a job in IT?

I currently study python in high school. #it #security


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Sanjeev’s Answer

IT & Security are closely tied in any IT organization. The best way to start a job in IT is to get familiar with a particular set of technology say Microsoft (MS tools, installing windows operation systems, o365, troubleshooting windows issues etc) and Apple (Mac operating system issues, tools specific to Mac etc..).

For IT Security, get familiar with different branches (app sec, network security, security architecture, penetration testing) in security and learn one of them in depth say, Application security - conducting vulnerability assessment and penetration testing on a demo site. Understand the business logic of the application and try and break the application.

All the best.

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Ashwin’s Answer

If you follow this with honesty and dedication I am sure you will end-up with a job in IT.

Preparation:
Since you are already studying programming language and have a decent time to start your career, my personal advice is to understand the fundamentals of different programming (like web, game, mobile development), and get to know your comfort zone, it is easy to excel in the area of your comfort, then excel in the ONE you like the most.

Learning resources are available across the web and from my experience:
* Coursera is best for free online training
* Udemy is a good one for specialised technical trainings with pricing per course
* Pluralsight is best for learning concepts quickly especially if you are already working on something and need to upgrade your skills faster

Practice:
Participate in Open Source projects, and IT competitions like Top Coder, HackerRank,.. to know your standard compared to your peers, get reviews for your coding and get better

Marketing:
You need to prove your skills and the best way to do it is to work on side projects and upload them to GITHUB, write Medium articles on your projects and promote your learnings on LinkedIN to get noticed.

Contribute back to Society:
I am sure you will get a job in IT if you have the zeal, but don't forget to contribute your skills back to society when you do.

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Sakthivel’s Answer

Make yourself familiar in the Programming concepts, and make sure you have fundamental knowledge on the platforms on Database, Network, Windows, Unix.

These are the roots for any of the Operating system or Application. So be familiar with the fundamentals of the topics and Your scripting knowledge would help in elevating these components over a time.

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Harold’s Answer

The best answer would be take as many classes pertaining to computers. You need to know every operating system and all applications. IT security has become very important and pays extremely well.

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Judd’s Answer

Others have great answers for this, so I'll throw in some narrow advice:
Go in to the Settings for whatever computers/smart phones you have access to and start digging through them. If you come across something that you don't know, google it and learn what that setting does.

In my experience, most of the day-to-day problems you face in IT work are solved by selecting the right menu item or checking the correct box.

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Sebastian’s Answer

Getting your foot in the door is the 1st step. I recommend researching a company you admire and get in as part of support staff. End-user support, network, etc-- you can then figure out with help of others within the organization your areas of interest to develop further.

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Ciara’s Answer

Familiarize yourself with programming fundamentals and try understand how the operating system works. It would be great to get work placement/experience in an IT department to develop your skills. I would also try and sign up for free courses online to get a better understanding.


Best of luck!! :)

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Cathy’s Answer

Take lots of computer programming classes, classes related to IT security, database designs, etc. If you have a well rounded background of IT topics, then you will be able to apply for a developer position, database architect, IT security analyst, etc.
It will also help if you can get an internship at a company where you can grow your skills while in college. Then you will have practical experience to put on your resume as well.

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Cathy’s Answer

Take lots of computer programming classes, classes related to IT security, database designs, etc. If you have a well rounded background of IT topics, then you will be able to apply for a developer position, database architect, IT security analyst, etc.
It will also help if you can get an internship at a company where you can grow your skills while in college. Then you will have practical experience to put on your resume as well.

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Prakhar’s Answer

You are on right track to start a career in IT. As MNCs are now more focused on security and automation, Python is playing a major role to realise the industry goals. There are lot of python courses available online which will provide you with enough details to master the language.

Good Luck !!

Prakhar recommends the following next steps:

Practise Material : Online coding challanges
Practise Material : Youtube Videos
Practise Material : Course on edx

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Sakthivel’s Answer

Make yourself familiar in the Programming concepts, and make sure you have fundamental knowledge on the platforms on Database, Network, Windows, Unix.

These are the roots for any of the Operating system or Application. So be familiar with the fundamentals of the topics and Your scripting knowledge would help in elevating these components over a time.

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Katherine’s Answer

The IT industry has relatively high professional requirements for practitioners. This requires you to learn systematically, master professional knowledge and technology, and have certain project experience to be able to better meet the job requirements and be favored by enterprises.

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