IT Certs and Careers...Let's Discuss It

Discussion in '6 Figures 6 Certs' started by fendi_mane, May 8, 2012.

  1. fendi_mane

    fendi_mane Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,457
    Daps Received:
    1,168
    Reputation:
    -30
    Coli Cash:
    $345000.00

    I aint gonna lie, i'm just in it for the check. I'm pretty smart, so I know I could easily do it so what's the best route to get started? I need to be making 100k in the next few years. School me!
     
    KnickstapeCity dapped this.
  2. Pool_Shark

    Pool_Shark Can’t move with me in this digital space

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    9,335
    Daps Received:
    14,825
    Reputation:
    990
    Coli Cash:
    $333000.00

    Anyone wanna post how to get started? How'd you do it fendi?

    Edit: Nvm got my answer two years after this post.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  3. Mr. 1nighter

    Mr. 1nighter On my grown man steeze

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,776
    Daps Received:
    1,787
    Reppin:
    Columbus
    Reputation:
    30
    Coli Cash:
    $345000.00

    security is hot.
    but do you want longterm or short term pay?

    that should dictate which career you should take.
     
  4. fendi_mane

    fendi_mane Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,457
    Daps Received:
    1,168
    Reputation:
    -30
    Coli Cash:
    $345000.00

    Short term... Should I go back to school and get my bachelors in IT with a concentration in security or should I just go for certs?
     
    KnickstapeCity dapped this.
  5. AgentGrey

    AgentGrey MeVsYou

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    4,253
    Daps Received:
    5,230
    Reputation:
    330
    Coli Cash:
    $376845.00

    subssss
     
  6. semtex

    semtex :)

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    19,692
    Daps Received:
    42,473
    Reputation:
    3,160
    Coli Cash:
    $345000.00

    IT is a broad term. If you mean Computer Science/Software Engineering then u don't wanna go into that half-assed. Logic and Algorithms will eat your a$$hole, as will data structures.
     
  7. fendi_mane

    fendi_mane Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,457
    Daps Received:
    1,168
    Reputation:
    -30
    Coli Cash:
    $345000.00

    Niccas ain't trying to share that knowledge though... I notice that about IT heads, niccas be caking without working overly hard but don't like answering questions about it. IT nicca at my job got the Porsche Panamera styling on niccas.
     
  8. Tommy Fits

    Tommy Fits Superstar

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    8,744
    Daps Received:
    21,921
    Reppin:
    NYC
    Reputation:
    1,370
    Coli Cash:
    $324700.00

    I've heard security as well. What route would I have to go in order to work cyber security ?
     
  9. Hahahaha

    Hahahaha Pro

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    1,160
    Daps Received:
    2,149
    Reputation:
    90
    Coli Cash:
    $392232.00

    Getting into something that is 'hot' now won't mean anything if you have no experiernce. You're looking at 3-5 years minimum before you find a job in security or voice ( IMO the 2 hottest fields) and something will probably replace those jobs as being the new big thing.

    Find out what technology interests you and start reading.....alot.
     
  10. JT-Money

    JT-Money All Star

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,787
    Daps Received:
    5,184
    Reppin:
    NULL
    Reputation:
    510
    Coli Cash:
    $363895.00

    Your best bet is finding an good company to work for above all else. An company with an great tuition reimbursement program is all you'll need.

    Stay away from contracting jobs especially Federal IT contracting.
     
  11. unit321

    unit321 Homey von Bizzle

    Joined:
    May 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19,823
    Daps Received:
    18,128
    Reppin:
    USA
    Reputation:
    2,230
    Coli Cash:
    $77.00

    Get your bachelors in IT.

    Certifications are okay, but your resume will be shuffled under those with degrees and more work experience. You're cock-blocking yourself.
     
  12. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Bosozoku Champion

    Joined:
    May 17, 2012
    Messages:
    935
    Daps Received:
    549
    Reppin:
    Asaka, Japan
    Reputation:
    60
    Coli Cash:
    $345000.00


    This, find some entry level help desk job and go from there.
     
  13. Scustin Trillberlake

    Scustin Trillberlake Banned

    Joined:
    May 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,488
    Daps Received:
    987
    Reppin:
    NULL
    Reputation:
    -60
    Coli Cash:
    $358193.00

    If I wanted to get into IT but suck at math what should I do/route to take?
     
  14. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Superstar

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    16,404
    Daps Received:
    24,735
    Reputation:
    -1,400
    Coli Cash:
    $344500.00

    Java + web development....if you got the stomach for coding .......:win:
     
    KnickstapeCity, Jahmal and Tavaris dapped this.
  15. unit321

    unit321 Homey von Bizzle

    Joined:
    May 2, 2012
    Messages:
    19,823
    Daps Received:
    18,128
    Reppin:
    USA
    Reputation:
    2,230
    Coli Cash:
    $77.00

    Computer science or engineering have math requirements, but you can do it with tutoring.
    Management Information Systems, MIS, is a bit easier since it is a little bit less math heavy than comp sci/engineering. MIS is usually a part of a business school and not a computer science school of a college.
     

Share This Page