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Hello, I am currently looking online for an IT related job. I am wanting to move from my teller job to something that involves computers and pays roughly the same or better than my teller job. Now, with that in mind I realize I may have to take a pay cut because I have no official computer experience (I have never had a computer/IT job). The only experience I have is from messing with my own computer, building a couple computers, and reading various information online. So, what I am wanting may simply be stupid because as a candidate, I realize the only thing I have working for me is my extreme desire to learn and the fact I am going to college next year for a degree in computer science. I do have my associates degree, but just a general transfer one. Now, with my rambling done, the two jobs I am wanting clarification on are:

Computer Operations Specialist
Under general supervision the Computer Operations Specialist monitors and controls a computer by operating the central console or on-line terminals. May operate auxiliary equipment directly associated with the computer. May maintain records regarding output units and supply inventories. May assist in manipulating controls to rearrange sequence of job steps to continue operations when individual units of the system malfunction.

Requirements: Associates Degree and Six months related experience. Additional experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for year basis.

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Data Computing Analyst
The Desktop Computing Analyst performs analytical, technical and administrative work in the planning, design and installation of moderately complex personal computer (PC) systems. Confers with customers to identify types of hardware and software required and provides training in their use. Follows established protocols for PC applications and hardware while installing and supporting hardware and software.

Requirements: Associates Degree and Six months related experience. Additional experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for year basis.

Thanks for any help and advice you can offer.

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Last Post by Alterah
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Just bear in mind that no matter the hindrances are if you have the guts, the urge, the burning desire to learn, in a span of two or three months you are already ready to face the challenges of IT world. Who knows you might be one of the best in your chosen field. Just be prepared for the "worst" before reaching the best.

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Thanks, I know I have the desire to learn and the capability to learn. Those are two different things. I love computers and am beginning to love programming in Python. Granted, I am in the beginning stages. Can anyone point me to some good online tools to learn about say networking in more detail along with other computer topics. If I don't have the official work experience, maybe I can gain some knowledge that would help me. The computing industry is broad and so I feel I am better off learning about many different topics. Thanks!

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