Career in IT

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by Trish, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Trish

    Trish Guest

    Hi everyone...again,

    I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.

    I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months before I
    would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed it's
    doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!

    From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't want to
    start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through schools
    so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then. Absolutely no
    luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP. With
    all this...I still cannot find a job.

    Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level certification.
    Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    experience.

    I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home networks...all
    for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.

    My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how do I
    go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me? I am
    a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it. Does
    Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just wish
    I could find a job.

    Thanks for any thoughts,
    Trish
    Trish, Sep 13, 2006
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  2. Trish

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hi Trish,

    Please contact me off the forums at newsgroups at mitchgarvis dot com and
    remind me it is about this post.

    Best regards,

    M
    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Trish" wrote:

    > Hi everyone...again,
    >
    > I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.
    >
    > I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months before I
    > would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed it's
    > doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!
    >
    > From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't want to
    > start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through schools
    > so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    > training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then. Absolutely no
    > luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    > server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP. With
    > all this...I still cannot find a job.
    >
    > Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    > Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level certification.
    > Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    > experience.
    >
    > I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home networks...all
    > for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.
    >
    > My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how do I
    > go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me? I am
    > a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    > chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it. Does
    > Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    > free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just wish
    > I could find a job.
    >
    > Thanks for any thoughts,
    > Trish
    Montreal MCT, Sep 13, 2006
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  3. Hey Trish,

    The Training company I work (www.netdesk.com) for has an intern program that
    allows you to gain experience and for every 2 hours you work you get one
    hour of class time (ie - Work 80 hours and sit a 5 day class). We are
    located in downtown Seattle. Email


    Jeff Roach - MCT


    "Trish" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi everyone...again,
    >
    > I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.
    >
    > I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months before I
    > would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed it's
    > doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!
    >
    > From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't want
    > to
    > start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through
    > schools
    > so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    > training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then. Absolutely
    > no
    > luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    > server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP.
    > With
    > all this...I still cannot find a job.
    >
    > Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    > Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level certification.
    > Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    > experience.
    >
    > I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home networks...all
    > for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.
    >
    > My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how do I
    > go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me? I
    > am
    > a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    > chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it. Does
    > Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    > free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just
    > wish
    > I could find a job.
    >
    > Thanks for any thoughts,
    > Trish
    Jeffrey W. Roach, Sep 13, 2006
    #3
  4. Trish

    Montreal MCT Guest

    Hi Jeff,

    Frankly I think that is a briliant program. It gives the intern experience,
    a reference on their CV, and classroom learning. I wish that there had been
    such a program here in Montreal when I started out!

    M
    --
    MDG, MCT
    MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    Certified Small Business Specialist
    Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx


    "Jeffrey W. Roach" wrote:

    > Hey Trish,
    >
    > The Training company I work (www.netdesk.com) for has an intern program that
    > allows you to gain experience and for every 2 hours you work you get one
    > hour of class time (ie - Work 80 hours and sit a 5 day class). We are
    > located in downtown Seattle. Email
    >
    >
    > Jeff Roach - MCT
    >
    >
    > "Trish" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi everyone...again,
    > >
    > > I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.
    > >
    > > I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months before I
    > > would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed it's
    > > doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!
    > >
    > > From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't want
    > > to
    > > start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through
    > > schools
    > > so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    > > training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then. Absolutely
    > > no
    > > luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    > > server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP.
    > > With
    > > all this...I still cannot find a job.
    > >
    > > Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    > > Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level certification.
    > > Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    > > experience.
    > >
    > > I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home networks...all
    > > for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.
    > >
    > > My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how do I
    > > go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me? I
    > > am
    > > a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    > > chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it. Does
    > > Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    > > free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just
    > > wish
    > > I could find a job.
    > >
    > > Thanks for any thoughts,
    > > Trish

    >
    >
    Montreal MCT, Sep 13, 2006
    #4
  5. Its a good program, we've been pretty sucessful with our Interns landing
    jobs, I just had a student in 4357 who started his IT career as one of our
    interns, now after 5 years he's a System Engineer for a Hospital.


    Jeff Roach - MCT


    "Montreal MCT" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi Jeff,
    >
    > Frankly I think that is a briliant program. It gives the intern
    > experience,
    > a reference on their CV, and classroom learning. I wish that there had
    > been
    > such a program here in Montreal when I started out!
    >
    > M
    > --
    > MDG, MCT
    > MCSA (2003), MCSA (2000), MCDST.
    > Certified Small Business Specialist
    > Visit my blog at www.mitpro.ca/Blogs/tabid/59/BlogID/2/Default.aspx
    >
    >
    > "Jeffrey W. Roach" wrote:
    >
    >> Hey Trish,
    >>
    >> The Training company I work (www.netdesk.com) for has an intern program
    >> that
    >> allows you to gain experience and for every 2 hours you work you get one
    >> hour of class time (ie - Work 80 hours and sit a 5 day class). We are
    >> located in downtown Seattle. Email
    >>
    >>
    >> Jeff Roach - MCT
    >>
    >>
    >> "Trish" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi everyone...again,
    >> >
    >> > I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.
    >> >
    >> > I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months
    >> > before I
    >> > would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed
    >> > it's
    >> > doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!
    >> >
    >> > From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't
    >> > want
    >> > to
    >> > start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through
    >> > schools
    >> > so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    >> > training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then.
    >> > Absolutely
    >> > no
    >> > luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    >> > server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP.
    >> > With
    >> > all this...I still cannot find a job.
    >> >
    >> > Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    >> > Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level
    >> > certification.
    >> > Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    >> > experience.
    >> >
    >> > I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home
    >> > networks...all
    >> > for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.
    >> >
    >> > My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how
    >> > do I
    >> > go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me?
    >> > I
    >> > am
    >> > a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    >> > chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it.
    >> > Does
    >> > Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    >> > free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just
    >> > wish
    >> > I could find a job.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks for any thoughts,
    >> > Trish

    >>
    >>
    Jeffrey W. Roach, Sep 13, 2006
    #5
  6. Trish

    Trish Guest

    Thank you...I'm going to check it out now! Then...continue studying.

    "Jeffrey W. Roach" wrote:

    > Hey Trish,
    >
    > The Training company I work (www.netdesk.com) for has an intern program that
    > allows you to gain experience and for every 2 hours you work you get one
    > hour of class time (ie - Work 80 hours and sit a 5 day class). We are
    > located in downtown Seattle. Email
    >
    >
    > Jeff Roach - MCT
    >
    >
    > "Trish" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hi everyone...again,
    > >
    > > I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.
    > >
    > > I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months before I
    > > would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed it's
    > > doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!
    > >
    > > From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't want
    > > to
    > > start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through
    > > schools
    > > so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    > > training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then. Absolutely
    > > no
    > > luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    > > server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP.
    > > With
    > > all this...I still cannot find a job.
    > >
    > > Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    > > Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level certification.
    > > Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    > > experience.
    > >
    > > I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home networks...all
    > > for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.
    > >
    > > My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how do I
    > > go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me? I
    > > am
    > > a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    > > chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it. Does
    > > Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    > > free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just
    > > wish
    > > I could find a job.
    > >
    > > Thanks for any thoughts,
    > > Trish

    >
    >
    Trish, Sep 13, 2006
    #6
  7. ATTN: TRISH - Correction of Email Address (was:Re: Career in IT)



    Sorry for the inconvienence...


    Jeff Roach - MCT


    "Trish" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thank you...I'm going to check it out now! Then...continue studying.
    >
    > "Jeffrey W. Roach" wrote:
    >
    >> Hey Trish,
    >>
    >> The Training company I work (www.netdesk.com) for has an intern program
    >> that
    >> allows you to gain experience and for every 2 hours you work you get one
    >> hour of class time (ie - Work 80 hours and sit a 5 day class). We are
    >> located in downtown Seattle. Email
    >>
    >>
    >> Jeff Roach - MCT
    >>
    >>
    >> "Trish" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > Hi everyone...again,
    >> >
    >> > I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.
    >> >
    >> > I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months
    >> > before I
    >> > would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed
    >> > it's
    >> > doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!
    >> >
    >> > From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't
    >> > want
    >> > to
    >> > start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through
    >> > schools
    >> > so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    >> > training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then.
    >> > Absolutely
    >> > no
    >> > luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    >> > server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP.
    >> > With
    >> > all this...I still cannot find a job.
    >> >
    >> > Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    >> > Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level
    >> > certification.
    >> > Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    >> > experience.
    >> >
    >> > I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home
    >> > networks...all
    >> > for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.
    >> >
    >> > My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how
    >> > do I
    >> > go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me?
    >> > I
    >> > am
    >> > a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    >> > chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it.
    >> > Does
    >> > Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    >> > free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just
    >> > wish
    >> > I could find a job.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks for any thoughts,
    >> > Trish

    >>
    >>
    Jeffrey W. Roach, Sep 14, 2006
    #7
  8. Trish

    Villain Guest

    Trish,

    There are several places that you can look for a job here in WA that will
    get you started. While most people don't think about them, I can give you a
    couple of ideas. Just email me at darkvejita at gmail.com and I'll send you
    the links I used to find 3 different jobs last summer. (I took the one I'm
    at now and passed on the other 2).

    Fortunately, we do have a fairly active job market here, so finding
    something won't be too hard, depending on where you're located.

    Let me know, and best of luck.


    "Trish" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hi everyone...again,
    >
    > I have a serious question here. I'm not playing around.
    >
    > I went to a tech college for networking...in 98-2000. Six months before I
    > would have graduated and got my Associates Degree..the school closed it's
    > doors and went out of business. Stuck us all!
    >
    > From there...I went to a place called Strategy Computers...I didn't want
    > to
    > start all over again. This is one of those "quickie push you through
    > schools
    > so they make their money..and leave you dry without a job...or proper
    > training." Anyway, I have been looking for a job since then. Absolutely
    > no
    > luck. I went and did get A+ certified, and MCP for Windows NT 4.0
    > server...Network Essentials, NT Server for the Enterprise and TCP/IP.
    > With
    > all this...I still cannot find a job.
    >
    > Now I am going for my MCSDT. I'm hoping this will open a door for me.
    > Finally...Microsoft got the hint...and made an entry level certification.
    > Still I am trying to get a job...and cannot find one because I have no
    > experience.
    >
    > I have repaired so many computers and have set so many home networks...all
    > for free...but I am told that this does not count as experience.
    >
    > My question...I am in Washington State...please someone tell me...how do I
    > go about finding a job where someone is willing to take a chance on me? I
    > am
    > a hard worker will work any and all hours...and no one will give me a
    > chance...or even an interview! Any advice...I would appreciate it. Does
    > Microsoft do internships? At this point...I'm willing to work for
    > free...just to get experience under my belt. I love this work...I just
    > wish
    > I could find a job.
    >
    > Thanks for any thoughts,
    > Trish
    Villain, Sep 18, 2006
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