Learning technology for later on

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Ok so i have looked through this page of the forums and i dont really see many people posting here, so i doubt ill get any responses, either way im still gonna ask. So im looking at getting into a career as a pc repair technician or computer support specialist, im wondering if theirs any useful tips you could give me to start to learn thing id probably learn. Want to get a basic understanding so i dont go into it completely oblivious. I do have knowledge about pcs and how to build one, basic troubleshooting, and basic windows understanding. Id love to learn more about things like these topics not only for being a bit prepared, but as a fun thing to do. Thanks.
 

Ralston18

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You did not mention "where" you are in your career.

There are always trade-off between experience, education, and personality.

Job descriptions are written to allow potential employers to make employment decisions with the ability to make trade-offs between competing candidates.

Useful tips - my thoughts:

1) Look at the employment ads to see what skills and skill sets employer's are seeking.

2) Get a rounded education. By that I mean develop skills with respect to writing, reading, communicating, planning, managing.

3) Set up a personal work environment where you can put together computers, install software, create networks, test, try, and learn. Scratch it all together as best you can.

Read as much as possible: online tutorials, Tom's Hardware tutorials, User Guides/Manuals, Forums, FAQs.

It really boils down to convincing a potential employer that you can do the job. Be reliable, be honest, be a team player, be able to communicate with managers, customers, co-workers. Not be a hassle to anyone. Be willing to carry the load when needed, step up, do the job.

Overall you need to do what you really like and want to do. That will change with time and circumstances. Probably change several times.....

Recommended reading:

https://www.amazon.com/Cybersecurity-Leadership-Powering-Modern-Organization/dp/1502312115

And you can find the author's writings, papers, and presentations online as well. Always good to consider the bigger picture of things.

Prioritize what you are interested in and match that to what employer's are seeking.

Work accordingly.
 

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