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I am in the middle of a research paper for school and was wondering if someone can answer these questions?

1. What made you want to be a computer or network technician?
2. What type of education did you get? and from where?
3. Did you get a degree or just certificates? and from where?
4. How long have you been employed as a computer or network technician?
5. How long did it take before you were employed?
6. What type of problems do you work on?
7. What do you specialize in? and what would be more important now a-days?
8. Is it easier to work on hardware issues or OS issues?
9. Is it easier to work on networks or PCs?
10.What is the hardest part about being a technician?

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I am in the middle of a research paper for school and was wondering if someone can answer these questions?

Ok, I'm not exactly a full-time technician, but I'll answer your questions anyways!

1. What made you want to be a computer or network technician?
~ I love technology, and I have always been interested in it. Ever since I was young, I have had an adept ability to work with computers. It seems that I have always known more than my family and peers.. Technology is just exhilarating and enjoyable!

2. What type of education did you get? and from where?
~ So far, high school education from Texas. Next year, Rice University in Houston.

3. Did you get a degree or just certificates? and from where?
~ High school diploma this May; I am A+ certified, soon to be Net+ and MCP.

4. How long have you been employed as a computer or network technician?
~ Almost 3 months

5. How long did it take before you were employed?
~ I began applying for the Comp. Tech. job 6 months before I was actually hired. (It was difficult finding a job in the city I live, and the employers always thought I was too young and inexperienced:-/)

6. What type of problems do you work on?
~ Viruses, software, hardware issues (Only for PCs)

7. What do you specialize in? and what would be more important now a-days?
~Not a specialist per se, but I know more about pc infections (viruses, worms, trojans, etc.)

8. Is it easier to work on hardware issues or OS issues?
~ OS

9. Is it easier to work on networks or PCs?
~PCs

10.What is the hardest part about being a technician?
~ Sometimes you can get really annoyed/agitated with a complicated problem.. I'm not exactly a patient person, so I get frustrated sometimes!

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  • What made you want to be a computer or network technician.

It just evolved I spent 23 years working as a Police Officer for the City of Stockton. Some of those years, (8) were as a Traffic Officer, assigned to Accident Investigation and Reconstruction. In the early 1980's I purchased my first computer, primarily to see if one could be used in Accident Reconstruction. During that time, I took the cover off the computer (to find out why it was smarter than a thermos bottle) and was hooked!
I was retired in March, 1993, 'too many motorcycle accidents made it difficult to leap tall buildings in a single bound.' Retirement only lasted about 2 months, before mama decided that she hadn't married me for 24 hours a day. Sooo, a friend of mine, who had been building computers in a spare bedroom, opened up a store front, so I went to work for him, building computers.

  • What type of education did you get? and from where?

Shhhhhh, don’t tell anybody. I was working for one of the local hospitals that had a Novell network. I got offered some training at a 19 day accelerated workshop in Colorado, so I jumped at the chance. When I came back from the training, I worked for a couple more weeks there and then got hired by the local County IT Dept., and have been working there since. No Novell there….

3. Did you get a degree or just certificates? and from where?

None. Just the Novell, that I never used once the training was over.

4. How long have you been employed as a computer or network technician?

14 years.

5. How long did it take before you were employed?

I wasn’t looking for work the 1st couple months, but working steady since then.

6. What type of problems do you work on?
I lean more towards the hardware end of things.

7. What do you specialize in? and what would be more important now a-days?

Hardware and I maintain images of each brand/model of PC on the network.

8. Is it easier to work on hardware issues or OS issues?


Hardware, it doesn’t talk back, OS issues you have to fight with Micro$oft all the time.

9. Is it easier to work on networks or PCs?

Pc’s

10. What is the hardest part about being a technician?

Too many projects on your plate! It used to be fun to play once in a while! ;-)

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1. What made you want to be a computer or network technician?
I'm not a technician, I am a developer (network management), I decided to get into IT because it was something that I always had a passion for, and was rather good at.

2. What type of education did you get? and from where?
Started off from CLAIT courses, followed by doing an IT course at College and then University

3. Did you get a degree or just certificates? and from where?
Degree. Liverpool

4. How long have you been employed as a computer or network technician?
6 months at my current job, but worked with IT since I was 14 (including teaching)

5. How long did it take before you were employed?
Not long

6. What type of problems do you work on?
A little vague of a question, but I work on whatever problems stop or slow me down from completing my back-end solution

7. What do you specialize in? and what would be more important now a-days?
Programming. But again I dont follow what you mean

8. Is it easier to work on hardware issues or OS issues?
Both are easy, but I would select hardware as I prefer it over OS problems.

9. Is it easier to work on networks or PCs?
Same answer as above but no preference

10.What is the hardest part about being a technician?
Nothing

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