The "Undergraduate Transfer Evaluation Guidelines" specifically states the prerequisites for admission to all Bachelor's I.T. Programs includes the following: Demonstrate IT experience through at least one of the following:
An Associate’s Degree in Information Technology or equivalent (A.S. or A.A.S. acceptable).
I currently have an AAS degree in Machine Tool Technology (i.e. machining and manufacturing.) Would my degree fall under this category? It seems that they will take any AAS degree? Also, some advice if you please... I'm 35+ years old, and have been messing around with computers since I was 10 years old (Commodore-64!) I know enough about computers to get in trouble. I've built around 30 computers (a lot easier these days than it used to be) and have setup perhaps a dozen home networks (again, easy beginners stuff.) I've installed all kinds of operating systems; anything from DOS/Win 3.1/Slackware Linux (back in the 90's) to Windows 10. I took a few CISCO classes about 20 years ago, but never got a job working with the equipment so I've forgotten most of it. I've always been good with computers, and I understand how Bitcoin works (lol!) but I admit that I've been out of the game for a while. I'm the guy that fixes all the techie stuff in the family, but the last actual tech job I had was in high school working at CompUSA in the back. Back then I was A+ certified (which was the bare minimum requirement.) I'm not married, no kids, and I have about 3-4 hours I can dedicate to homework every night. I have access to CBT Nuggets, and whatever textbooks I need. I believe my job will pay for my education, as long as I have proof I passed my classes. I might even quit my job if this looks like a good opportunity. Do you think I could start a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology, Network Operations and Security, or Cybersecurity and Information Assurance? I do not have access or exposure to the actual hardware, and would have zero hands-on experience with the physical components (although I suppose build a "Cisco Lab Environment" depending on the cost?) Could I still learn enough through WGU to land an entry-level job? The last thing I remember was the OSI Model and the TCP/IP Stack. Do you think I might be overwhelmed with the acronyms? Thank you for your help and advice. Your response is appreciated.
IT job near in/around Philadelphia (no degree/self-taught)
As the title says, I am looking for any IT job in/around Philadelphia (I am to the west, near King of Prussia). Hell, even unpaid (hired, on paper) jobs/internships would work for me at this time. I made some money from Bitcoin and related probjects that I've been living off of, but I have to face reality sometime and have been looking for a job for a couple weeks now. Unfortunately post high school education is prohibitively expensive, so I have about 2 years of college classes and a lot of self-education. I learn very quickly, read documentation, and can use Google/StackExchange. I know how to do unix and Windows network authentication, setup/secure/configure workstations/networks/endpoints/routers etc etc. I also have a lot of familiarity with database management and PHP and all that. As far as my online environment goes, I pretty much grew up on Hackforums so I've picked up a lot there and spent a lot of time there debunking people's BS. Anyway . . . I have also watched/read a lot of certification training material from CBT Nuggets and other sources. Nothing special, but I am sure I can accomplish any entry level position While I have contributed code to projects like Freenet Project, but I do not believe I am capable of writing code for a living. I only ever lurked on reddit before seeing this board, so I figured it was worth a shot. Thanks much!
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