I am 24 years old and I want to change my career from Mechanical Engineering to Computer Technology. I would like to become certified for IT, but I don't know where to start with my experience. The answer to your question depends more on you than it does on me, and on how much you already know about computers, computing and whatever sector of the industry you'd like to work in. If you're really just getting started CompTIA A+ and Network+...
are great credentials to begin with, but if you've been working with and around computers for some time, you'll want to pursue operation systems (Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS, etc.), applications (database, messaging, VoIP/telephony, Web services, etc.), or job roles (system/network administrator, DBA, etc.) that make the most sense to you.
If you can tell me more about yourself, your background and your interests, I can probably provide better advice. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com.
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel, Networking Career, Certification Expert
The cyber security skills shortage comes from an aging workforce and lack of interest in security among students. Emphasis must be put on education ...continue reading
Career expert Ed Tittel helps guide a reader toward the correct certs for meeting his goal of working in the network administration field.continue reading
Career expert Ed Tittel provides advice for the best way to get started when entering the IT job market.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.