The purpose of this blog is to help IT newcomers start their career and to help everyone else keep up with the job market. I am an IT professional that can help individuals quickly get a job without having to go to school. IT certifications are just as valuable as an IT degree when mixed with experience, lessons learned from my early twenties.
At the inception of this blog, I was a network engineer with a few IT networking certifications. What I did to get that job was an associates degree in networking and ten IT certifications. Did I need to waste time going to school? Well, the associates was a great experience, but that’s it an experience. Could I have gotten a comfortable salary in IT without the degree? You bet your hinny that I could have, in that respect I recorded a few short steps that anyone anywhere where there are lots of office buildings can follow. If any of you grasshoppers are interested in getting a job, feel free to check out the IT Secrets section or my YouTube channel. Both of which are full of free IT career counseling.
To prove that I practice what I preach here are certifications that I have once held: CompTIA certificates – A+, Network +, Security +, Project +, Server +, Cloud +, and the CSA+; Cisco Certifications – CCENT, CCNA, and the CCDA. Other random certs- ITIL Foundation v3, AWS Certified Developer Associate, Ciena CE-A, and the Juniper JNCIA JN0-102. That is a total of thirteen certifications; you will not have to get anywhere near this many to get where you want to get in IT.
Why am I helping people get IT jobs when I could be spending my short time elsewhere? I grew up in a blue-collar family of immigrants, and if I decided to go to school. I would be a first-generation college student. Being a millennial, I enjoyed working with tech and troubleshooting problems. In that respect, I knew that I wanted to get into IT. With minuscule financial backing, I thought that getting an associate in networking was the next logical step. While getting my degree, I discovered IT certifications and how easy many of them are to get.
In my last school year, I got three certifications and felt on top of the world. After about two months at my first job, I had an epiphany. I realized that I could have gotten that job with just the certifications. I felt sick to my stomach and useless for wasting the last two years of my life. I have gotten many more certifications since then, and quickly ascended the IT ladder. IT is a fast and easy way to start making good money, that is why I am obsessed with it. If all that I get out of this is giving you the opportunity to live a comfortable life, then it will all be worth it.