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Mr Gardoki
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Hey guys I didn't want to start another thread cause I figured the trolling in this one would be not as bad. What do you guys think of computer science vs software engineering? I am thinking of going back to school. Also considering something like informations systems management.





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Id say figure out what you want to do and let that dictate schooling. Alot of tech careers don't require a 4 year degree





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Mr Gardoki
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How far can you go without a 4 year degree in tech? Good earning potential?





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jcole4lsu
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Depends on your talent at whatever job you are doing. I know a college drop out making 100k+ in networking.

Certs and experience can get you a long way






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Mr Gardoki
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I think me and you have discussed this before but what would you advice someone do to get started? Keep in mind all tech experience I have is on my own like building a pc and what not, no formal training.





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id say get your foot in a small computer shop doing repair and virus removal. Don't try geek squad or the like, waste of time. You might have to volunteer your time until you prove yourself





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jcole4lsu
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I got my job by looking for an internship for school and ended up full time employee by the end of the week.





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Mr Gardoki
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I'll have to see what I can do with that. I can't exactly quit my job ya know





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A +, n +, then transition to a help desk position would be possible. If you are making decent money now though you are almost certainly going to take a paycut





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Mr Gardoki
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What kind of cut? I'm not ot rich





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jcole4lsu
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Entry level Help desk in dallas is probably $15/hr or a bit less





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Mr Gardoki
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that's around where I am at now... Only difference is I get overtime right now which does make a big difference.





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quote:

overtime


I know that feel bro.






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jcole4lsu
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Oh then id say study for the a and n + exams and you should be able to make a pretty smooth transition.

It was much rougher transition for me lol






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Mr Gardoki
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How hard are those? Just curious





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A + is just common pc hardware knowledge. N + you'll have to study for. Lots of 7 layer network model questions etc





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Mr Gardoki
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I'll have to check it out, thanks for the help





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Entry level Help desk in dallas is probably $15/hr or a bit less

Holy damn.. how high is the ceiling? That is a pretty low starting wage. In BR, with almost any BS you can start in the $20-$24hr range.

ETA:
What is the avg annual income for a network security specialist?

That seems to have taken off!



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My parents friend is the VP of a place called sparkhound and their network/infastructure team gets 6 figures


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Mr Gardoki
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I need to figure out what all these different jobs do exactly and see what I want to do. There is so much better growth there

Here is an exploding gpu for the help



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