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OfflineCage
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Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers?
    #646863 - 11/19/12 06:26 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

I have a whole lot of experience fixing my own hardware/software problems but nothing formal, I want to learn what I need to know to maintain and repair computers in a shop or something similar. (I'm not trying to do Tech support though, I want to work with computers more and people less)

What are the requirements on getting into some kind of specialty school? I rather not go to College because I don't want to get fucked taking all of those loans, my parents intend to pretty much force me to, not that I'm really against it, but I rather start having an income than get a headstart on potentially fucking up my credit..


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Cage]
    #646868 - 11/19/12 06:41 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

Community college?

I know the one by me offers courses on computer hardware.


Or maybe go to ITT tech or another voc school and get your comptia certificate.


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Cage]
    #646900 - 11/19/12 08:41 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Cage]
    #646903 - 11/19/12 08:49 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

I hear you man, I have been in a similar boat. I have the skills but not the certifications.

Id recommend finding what tests/ certificates, ect are offered in your area. Then just getting a book or tutorial that specializes in passing that test

I know they have them all the time here and they are pretty cheap classes


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Picklez]
    #646914 - 11/19/12 09:09 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

I'll look and see if I can find any vocational schools (that's what they're called right?) and I'll look into those certificates too. Craigslist was the very first place I looked, almost everybody wants at least 2 years experience minimum, or it just goes out of range of the things I know how to do, I'm pretty confident I could figure out how to do everything with a few Google searches on the spot if I had to, but I don't think they would let me do that.


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Cage]
    #646934 - 11/19/12 10:03 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

What employers want in the IT business is EXPERIENCE. They know need to know you are able to diagnose PC problems effectively. If you have personal experience, that's a plus, but working in a certain business let's your employer know that you are capable of assessing a wide range of problems.

What I recommend first and foremost is an A+ certification. It'll probably be information you already know, dealing with the hardware and software aspects of PC repair. This certification is the industry standard for most, if not all, entry-level PC jobs. There's also many resources in which you can get study material for free so you could learn what is on the test. The test itself is updated every couple of years and pirates are always right behind it.

Check out the site CompTIA.org to learn what it takes to get into the IT business the formal way; as I see you trying to do. CompTIA are the people who administrate IT certifications. It also looks great on resumes. Afterwards you can look into Microsoft Certification; and Cisco certifications which deals with networking and routing for businesses or any size and flavor. Networking certificates pay lots, but it's also a lot to learn and it take more than just studying. Aplying the they studying is what is most important. 

For jobbing, check out dice.com and indeed.com. It's good to check there to know what many employers look for and maybe even get a feel as to what you want to do in IT in the long term.


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: King Koopa]
    #646941 - 11/19/12 10:22 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

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King Koopa said:
What employers want in the IT business is EXPERIENCE. They know need to know you are able to diagnose PC problems effectively. If you have personal experience, that's a plus, but working in a certain business let's your employer know that you are capable of assessing a wide range of problems.

What I recommend first and foremost is an A+ certification. It'll probably be information you already know, dealing with the hardware and software aspects of PC repair. This certification is the industry standard for most, if not all, entry-level PC jobs. There's also many resources in which you can get study material for free so you could learn what is on the test. The test itself is updated every couple of years and pirates are always right behind it.

Check out the site CompTIA.org to learn what it takes to get into the IT business the formal way; as I see you trying to do. CompTIA are the people who administrate IT certifications. It also looks great on resumes. Afterwards you can look into Microsoft Certification; and Cisco certifications which deals with networking and routing for businesses or any size and flavor. Networking certificates pay lots, but it's also a lot to learn and it take more than just studying. Aplying the they studying is what is most important. 

For jobbing, check out dice.com and indeed.com. It's good to check there to know what many employers look for and maybe even get a feel as to what you want to do in IT in the long term.




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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Cage]
    #646943 - 11/19/12 10:35 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

Also the military is a great place to get a free education in IT and you also get experience not to mention having a military background always looks good on a resume.
Particularity in the Navy or Airforce.


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Deadkndys420]
    #646944 - 11/19/12 10:41 PM (4 years, 14 days ago)

Military is very difficult to get into right now

With all the troop levels being drawn down on the battle fields, we actually have a surplus of active troops

I looked into re-enlistment a couple of months ago and was told they were close to max strength already

Maybe IF/WHEN another conflict starts, possibly with Iran, that would be the time to go and try to serve


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: Picklez]
    #647035 - 11/20/12 02:35 PM (4 years, 13 days ago)

Look at the compTIA exams...a+ ,network+ etc. I have those both and most jobs required them regardless of whether you have a degree or not. You pay shipping and I'll give you the two books I have with practice tests. I don't need them and are the best ones available.


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Re: Where can I get trained to put together/repair computers? [Re: mhbound]
    #647544 - 11/23/12 01:08 PM (4 years, 10 days ago)

Hell yeah, that would be awesome. I usually only buy stuff online through Amazon, so I'm guessing I would need Paypal or something?


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