When looking to fix computer issues for a living, many people wonder whether experience or training is a deciding factor. Here I’ll show you how to gain the best balance in these two areas in order to progress on this career path.
The most important thing to keep in mind when working as a computer service technician is that you will need to balance education and training along with gaining work experience throughout this career. One is useless without the other.
For those starting out, you may need to attend night courses in order to gain a broad range of skills. Even with several years experience, many technicians still need to attend seminars and training courses (short ones) to stay update date with new technologies.
When beginning, you probably already know how to fix computer issues in a broad number of areas but may have some gaps in your knowledge. You should focus on studying/training in these areas. Keep an open mind to using online courses, educational books and step-by-step training as a way to gain deep knowledge in these areas.
Once you have started on the career path as a computer service technician you should be able to join up on various reseller or partner programs. These are a great way to gain further access to sometimes free training and webinars which will aid you in keeping your knowledge of product areas such as zip disk data recovery. You should also get discounted rates on purchasing new products or access to beta releases at the very least.
Finally, pursuing certification and diplomas is something which many technicians do try to achieve. It can differentiate your resume from other persons especially in a competitive employment market. However, most employers would be looking for recent work experience in preference to diplomas which may be out of date. The best scenario is if you have diplomas as well as work experience to show depth and breadth in your skill base.
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