Career expansion advice for a "jack of all trades"

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  1. gigatexal

    gigatexal I'm here to learn

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    best of luck dude, and good luck with pointers. I have re-taken cs 162 (damned linked lists, and pointers, and pointers to pointers) 3 times now.
     
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  2. Navy_BOFH

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    Luckily I still have some time before getting into the heavy of the degree. Since I am using my GI Bill, I decided to "start over" and take ALL classes over again, so I can work on a better GPA and learn more efficiently.

    Right now I am looking at a "Systems Administrator" opening at TEKsystems here to see if I would be a fit - they're looking for someone to build and maintain new server installs - but list no formal education or experience requirements. Since I have worked around this stuff in all my jobs, I think it's mostly up my alley these days - we shall see.
     
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  3. Marsh

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    You are young and a sense of purpose, you will do fine.
    I have made many mistakes in my life, I was broke in my 30’s then retired 40years old.
    I could only offer couple advice.

    Grit
    Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance | TED Talk | TED.com
    Dream big, blue sky.
    Push yourself out of your comport zone
    , force yourself to do “things” that no one include yourself willing or want to do.
     
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  4. gigatexal

    gigatexal I'm here to learn

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    Check out the podcast developer tea. The guy is a genius. I also like the talk python to me podcast. He's a good host and python is just the most beautiful language imho
     
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    Resurrecting another dead thread... How has your progress been?
     
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  6. Navy_BOFH

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    As of right now I took a hiatus from the school side of things - but not before grabbing a handful of CompTIA, ITIL, and a few more... and currently working on MCSA and VCP.

    Now I am operations engineer for a data center and working my way from Tier 2 to Tier 3 support. My transition away from EE and into IT was pretty smooth... mostly because I was a mainframe operator with an EE education with the Navy.
     
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