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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by mr rain, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. mr rain

    mr rain New Member

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    Hi,I would really appreciate if I can get some help or advice.I graduated from a business and computing degree, I never used it, and I work in a total different field, with no career prospect.i'm trying to get a carer in te IT industry but I don't know where to start. i don't have the experience, any idea?? e.g. courses, or work. I like programing and technical issues.so sorry if i'm wasting your time.

    P.S. i'm over 30

    thanks
     
  2. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Your age is irrelevant... some people get their start in IT well over the age of 50.

    So do you want to program, or become a tech? The two job roles are far apart. If you want to be a programmer, learn to program - plenty of books and Web resources out there. If you want to be a tech, start studying for the A+ certification.

    Welcome!
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Can't say more than what Boson said :)

    BTW, welcome to CF :)

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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF :) !
     
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  5. mr rain

    mr rain New Member

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    thanks all and much appreciated
     
  6. wizard

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    Hi there and welcome 8)

    Have you decided what type of career you want in the IT sector?
     
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  7. mr rain

    mr rain New Member

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    Thanks Wizard,

    I'm really intrested in Programming, any tips?
     
  8. wizard

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    Sorry I don't have any tips as I'm not a programmer. I know there are some programmers that post frequently on here that would be able to help you.
     
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  9. hbroomhall

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    Hi and welcome to CF!

    What programming languages have you has experience with?

    If 'none' then you are in for a fairly steep learning curve! :biggrin And in that case I'd suggest getting hold of a free version of a language to see if programming is for you. Possible languages might include C, Perl or Ruby.

    Or you could look for Visual basic - I believe that Microsoft has a very cheap student version. The downside of this would be that you have to learn all the Windows stuff as well as the language, which makes it harder (IMHO).

    Harry.
     
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  10. mr rain

    mr rain New Member

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    Hi again and thanks,

    I have background in C and C++ but I haven't used it for skills, learned some jave script too.
     
  11. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    The why not dream up a project, design and build it, then show it to prospective employers?

    Harry.
     
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  12. Rafek

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    Hello & Welcome...

    I know nothing of programing sorry :unsure
     
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  13. mr rain

    mr rain New Member

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    thanks Harry,

    would you choose C++?
     
  14. mr rain

    mr rain New Member

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    thanks Rafek, no probs:p
     
  15. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Depends on the platform. If Windows then the choices are C++ or C#; C is only useful now for command-line stuff. If Linux then the choice is wider.

    Harry.
     
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  16. mr rain

    mr rain New Member

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    Thanks Harry
     

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