MCSE advice please!!

  alanwhit 18:22 19 Nov 06

i recently got 'the bug' with computers as a hobby. with this i bought a distance learning course of MCSE, starting with the comptia a+ (which is bloody hard by the way!). i started it for fun but the sales guy sent me all the worldly promises of high earnings. can anyone put me straight on the (realistic) prospects one may have of breaking into the industry, and potential earnings from such a route (if any)??

  Flak999 21:55 19 Nov 06

Virtually zero I would have thought! Most employers in th I.T. sector will require experienced employees who have a proven track record within the field. I would imagine for every job advertised there will be numerous applicants whose CV will be bursting with previous hands on experience.

Don't be taken in by these "snake oil" salesmen. Enjoy your hobby for what it is but don't expect to make your fortune by completing a very expensive home study course. By the time you have finished it and "qualified" technology will have advanced to such an extent that your knowledge will be out of date!

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