I wrote this post (and recorded the video) a few weeks ago and scheduled it to be posted today. I wasn’t sure if I should still post it since I’ve recently gotten an internship offer but I want you all to see where I was and what I was working on and planned to do. You might see determination -> success because of this news but had I not applied and gotten this good news it would have been determination -> give up -> new goal/path/etc (my reality). The information below is still accurate and I am still doing what I posted. You’ll receive another update soon 🙂 Thank you.
Hello readers! So I have some updates for you.
I’ve decided to take another avenue into tech as I’ve been finding it difficult to enter the industry via development.
I’ve shifted from r/cscareerquestions to r/ITcareerquestions. I’ve been reading a bunch about help desk, cloud and cyber security roles. From what i’ve researched Comptia A+ is THEE entry level certifiction to begin a career in IT. I’m thinking after obtaining my cert I could apply to a bunch of help desk level 1 positions here in NYC and if that doesn’t work out I will utilize a technical staffing agency. I’ve also been eyeing cloud certs as well, but I’ll discuss those in a further post.
So, CompTia A+. I bought the 901 and 902 Mike Meyer’s courses on Udemy. I finished the 901 course already and am working through several exam crams. Man, I don’t know how I’m gonna remember all of these ports and stuff, but it’s exciting learning something new.
To prepare for the exam I will be using Exam Cram/Crucial Exams for free test preps, Professor Messor’s videos on YouTube, his notes & quizzes and Udemy. I’m hoping to take the exam in another month.
*I still plan to do software development stuff, but right now my energy is focused on IT and starting my career. I have more algorithm videos and posts coming soon so look out for that. I’m not where I need to be in terms of cracking algorithms so I plan to brush up on my skills after my test 🙂