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    Question What should I learn to be an IT?

    Hi fellow F1ers,

    I am looking at doing some home study next year, wanting to learn more about becoming an IT and what I should learn.

    Should I learn PHP now? Or do ASP.Net. Or should I learn .Net before I do ASP? Java2 or C++?

    I would like to know your thoughts on what I should learn first and aim to learn later when I am more experienced.

    Also if there are other languages or stuff I have not mentioned but would be worthwhile to learn, please comment too.

    Thanks,
    Last edited by mister harbies; 16-12-2004 at 04:56 PM.

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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    I guess u mean doing something to do with it

    hopefully becoming an IT
    Oops Excuse the pun (Kind of)
    Last edited by Dannz; 16-12-2004 at 04:53 PM. Reason: Making an amendment

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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    The question is - Where in IT would you like to go?

    Not much point learning a language if you dont ever seeing yourself programming.... Why become MCSE if you're going to support Unix boxes... Why get CCNA if you're going to be a Web Developer in PHP or ASP etc?!
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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    An IT?
    As i understand IT, it means Information Technology.
    I dont think you learn to be that.

    Good luck though
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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    Okay,

    I can see myself in the future repairing computers, mainly microsoft and linux. Also setting up corporate networks, and creating custom applications for businesses.

    I don't expect to create software like Photoshop or XP, but applications that would be useful for computers on a network like scheduling software etc.

    Doing computer repair would be expected for all IT Technicians, so should learn something there.

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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    Whats your present level of technical expertise ?

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    I would look at doing an A+ course and learning a scripting laungauge like perl.
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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    Start approaching companies asking them for work experience. You will learn more this way and you will get a "feel" for what area you want to specialise in.

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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    I'd start basic (eg A+ (not that thats all that basic), and then once you've got a good idea of what you want to do then move on up

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    Default Re: What should I learn to be an IT?

    Quote Originally Posted by robsonde
    I would look at doing an A+ course and learning a scripting laungauge like perl.
    No to the A+, yes to the perl.

    Everyone and their Mum has an A+ cert, none of the employers I've worked for have paid them any value.
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