I am 24 years old and I want to change my career from Mechanical Engineering to Computer Technology. I would like...
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
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.
Dig Deeper on IT Career Development and Training
Related Q&A from Ed Tittel
A network engineer job description will vary. Primarily, it depends on whether the job focuses on engineering a new network or on running a network ...continue reading
System administrator responsibilities are, fundamentally, about the care and feeding of systems but cover a broad range of possibilities when looking...continue reading
Get the inside scoop on a network manager's job description, workload and responsibilities which keep an organization's network infrastructure ...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.