Originally Posted by shake
Originally Posted by CincoSeisDos
What type of schooling do I need to get into IT?
WHERE would work for IT schooling? Tech schools?
You literally don't need any. Lots of IT comes from experience, and most of what you will learn comes from on the job experience.
I graduated with a BA in Fitness & Sports Management. After I graduated college, I began studying for Cisco certifications (which is the network infrastructure powerhouse in IT). There are many testing locations for IT certifications, especially Cisco.
I'm sure there are tech schools and some colleges have IT degrees, but there are also just training programs that will prep you for certifications. My local junior college offers a two semester training program for CCNA, but I chose to study for it on my own.
Kind of similar to me, I graduated with Health/P.E/Kinesiology degree, just had some computer background in high school when I took networking 3hrs a day at Vocational school in lieu of regular high school classes. Got a job, ended up getting my certs (A+, Sec +, Win 7, etc) and just been doing this since (we also do audio visual), but I'm tired of it. It just pays very well for where I live so I would be stupid to quit until I can get a comparably paying job in the field I want to be in, so I'm going to do a distance Master's program to help aid me in that.
As for sneaks at work, very lax business casual dress code anyways (I have on graphite Levis 501s, navy based striped RL button up, and navy Sebago Wentworth's now), so I find a way to throw some Air Maxes or something in every once in a while. They don't care really, as long as we get all our work done and keep everything up and running which we do.