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Where's the best place to start?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by shinealite, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. shinealite

    shinealite New Member

    I have no formal computing background so therefore no qualifications. Is there anybody out there who could point me in the best direction for training? Where do I start? what's the best course to take? what qualifications should I be looking at? I know I will have to start from the very bottom and also know that the training will take a few years, I am not looking for one of those "teach yourself computing in 30 days" courses. Any suggestions/ideas would be greatfully appreciated.
    Certifications: None
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    First of all, what field of IT do you want to get into? Support, Web development, programming, Database Admin, etc?

    If it's support, then the Comptia A+, Comptia Network+ and the MCDST are great places to start with.
    If it's Databases, then the CMA from MySQL is a nice entry level cert.
    If it's web development, check out w3schools and the CIW programs.
    If it's programming, check out your local colleges and see if they do any C&G certs in programming.

    Everyone will have there own routes, the above are just an idea of where to get started.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
  3. shinealite

    shinealite New Member

    would these qualifications be recognised abroad? as my ultimate aim is to get qualifications and then emigrate to NZ
    Certifications: None

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