26 with a BS in Computer Information Systems( honestly, i learned more on the job than i did in 4 years of school. Waste of money, but i think it'll help on your resume for sure.)
Work as a datacenter technician, basically working at the physical layer. Just a little over 50k a year. I was on pace to get my MSCA but i stopped after I passed the MCP. I just got lazy. Thinking about finishing that up and getting back into networking. Its either that or continue to do what i do now and possibly become a engineer. Also help my father with consultant work for writting proposals for ACS and headstart programs. Usually another 30k a year. I'm gonna be taking that over soon i might want to get my masters in business though. still not sure.
For those doing networking right now, how is the job for ya'll? Is it laid back or stressful as hell? I'm a.ssuming it's the former. Do you really need to have a deep understanding of networking with windows server? or just the basics? One thing I'm finding out is more and more people are getting their CCNA's and are over qualifying themselves. But it makes the MSCA look like nothing in comparison. I don't think i want to be cisco certified tbh...
I want to get into the computer science field myself. I'm goin to community college for one more year before I transfer so what classes can I take here n what certifications can I get. A lot of u guys r in that field so any answers would help.
You should get the more difficult classes out of the way. Like programming just wasn't for me...i mean Visual basic, C ++, Oracle, etc they can be very beneficial to you if you have a knack for it. If not, i'd try to get those credits at the CC before you move onto a bigger school which would likely be harder. As far a Certs, like the other guy said, depends on the specific part of the IT field you want to be in. MSCA, CCNA, NET + will help you if you're looking into networking. You'll have a lot of competition there though, everyone goes for the networking field. But it pays well.