I'm just looking for some guidance on the best ways to begin a career in IT, either from an entry level position or with further education.
I have a bachelor's in Criminology and I'm currently going through the lengthy police application process but in the long-term, I'd like to transition into an IT role as I've always had a knack for it.
After having a look, I think my options are:
- Use my current Uni and High School qualifications to get an entry level job. (Potentially a help-desk role which I'm happy with, is there any other entry level positions I could go for? Does this seem feasible with my current education?)
- Go back to Uni to study a computer science related degree or specialise into a particular area. (This seems the most expensive and time-consuming, but the greatest chance of success)
- Study for a certification in my spare-time. (I've looked into the Comptia certs quite a lot and made some progress in studying for the A+. Is this a good path towards being qualified for entry level roles? Are there better/alternative certifications that I'd find useful?)
- College courses or apprenticeships. (Some of these look good on paper but apprenticeships seem to get a bad rep and I don't know if going to college instead of Uni or a job is such a good idea)
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- Thread Starter
- 26-10-2017 22:27
- 30-10-2017 10:24
From all these points I think the 2nd one is a good choice as it may be a time consuming but at least you can ensure your career with reputation level. I have a friend who is now taking the IT-related professional course at ExcelR Solutions. And it seems he is following the 2nd points which you have mentioned.