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Hi,
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Systems with Business Management. I graduated in 2007 from a UK University.
I had worked in various administrative positions in different organizations.
I don't have any work experience in IT.
I need some advice I am in my 30s and I want to find an IT position with a reputable corporate company such as IT/Finance/Banking.
Would I need to do a professional certification in a specific IT subject such as Information Systems after completing my degree. I don't want to do a Masters as it takes a year.
How can I gain experience in the IT industry?
Would I need to start of from scratch?
Would I need to start working in IT entry level positions or can I dive into the deep end and work in a senior IT position?
I am hard working and quick to learn.
Do companies offer training programs to kickstart as once you start of working and learn on the job as you go by?
Would appreciate your help. Thanks.
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Hi,

Many of our students are 30+ career changers with no experience in IT. They enrol onto our career pathways which include professional certifications such as the CompTIA A+, starting for beginners, leading into a specialism such as Networking, Cloud Computing or Cyber Security. Professional certifications are quicker and cheaper than a Masters, and are all based on industry knowledge, giving you the skills needed for a role, rather than a Masters which is predominantly research based.

As part of our career pathways, we have a Career Services team who work with all of our students 1 on 1 to help them find and land a job in IT. You can check out some of our students here: https://www.learningpeople.com/uk/about/student-testimonial-videos/

I may be bias as a rep for Learning People, but it's so great to see so many of our students make career changes and start their careers in IT. Let me know if you have any questions.

All the best,
Jenny at Learning People
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More than certification I suggest you learn the concepts and apply them hands on. There are quite a few consulting companies like excelllion, Mthree who take freshers or students with basic programming concepts and even provide them training.
Attached is something that you can consider as well which can help you to land a programming job.
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(Original post by username5809881)
Hi,
I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Information Systems with Business Management. I graduated in 2007 from a UK University.
I had worked in various administrative positions in different organizations.
I don't have any work experience in IT.
I need some advice I am in my 30s and I want to find an IT position with a reputable corporate company such as IT/Finance/Banking.
Would I need to do a professional certification in a specific IT subject such as Information Systems after completing my degree. I don't want to do a Masters as it takes a year.
How can I gain experience in the IT industry?
Would I need to start of from scratch?
Would I need to start working in IT entry level positions or can I dive into the deep end and work in a senior IT position?
I am hard working and quick to learn.
Do companies offer training programs to kickstart as once you start of working and learn on the job as you go by?
Would appreciate your help. Thanks.
Depends on where you want to go; into a developer or sysadmin role? I would say the sysadmin is more straightforward as you only need a few certifications (that are relatively easy to get) to show that you are competent.

You don't need to join any training company or anything to do your Comptia A+ for example, if I were you- I would jump straight in and go for my Network+ and Security+ certs. If you are serious about Networking then you go for your CCNA but that is a jump above all the certs mentioned.
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