computer training/certification

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shadowman25

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i am about to turn 16, very interested in computers...i want to get a summer job dealing with something related to computers (ie- work for a local pc tech help, pc repair, system something i have no idea) what im looking for is some sort of certification that would validate that i actually know something, and something more than the average person. some sort of certification that would actually MEAN something to an employer and allow me to get hired even at a young age. is there anything anyone would specifically recommend--and can you give me some sort of place to start, some links or something? im not really excited about tech support or programming and would perhaps like to learn more about anything (i dont care what, something useful ) that could benefit me. thanks for any suggestions and guidance based on your experiences
 
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A certification doesn't actually mean that you know anything about computers, it means you can take a test. Help desk is the dregs of the computing industry and all you will ever be is a help desk drone. Your idea to work at a shop is a good idea but they might not bite. Offer to work for free just for the experience and if they see something in you they may take you on at a payed position.
 

Izme

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I remember reading of certified TEchs in several areas that were tested before hiring and could not put together CAT5 or run a basic network ect.

LOL

At least get you A+ Cert if you want to start in a shop

and then go from there.

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shadowman25

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A+ cert. what are some resources for starting with that? internship ehh yeah ive thought about that would anyone recommend any classes or just go right on the job...
 

Izme

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Just put in A+ training in your search engine, there is massive sites that cater to A+ info.
A+ is just a start and will give you alittle better idea of what direction you want to go. ;)
 

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