I need some advice on my career planning. This year, I've graduated from highschool. During grade 12, I've taken a co-op course where I've been a hardware technician at a small computer business. They liked how I was working, so they decided to offer me a summer job. Personally I think it's a great opportunity for me to take because when I looked at job postings, they mostly require 1-2 years of experience. My plan as of now is to get the experience from working with this company, and then go back to school for certification preparation.
However, since I am limited to only doing hardware repairs, my boss wants me to start expanding my knowledge so I could help with remote calls, service calls and such, while the other technicians are extremely busy. He also told me that he would help out with covering the costs required to get my certification that I decide to obtain first. After researching, I figured that getting the A+ certification would be good to start off with. After getting the A+ certification, I would go to a local college for the "Computer and Network Support Technician" program, hopefully leading into my Network+ certification.
Do you guys think this is a good plan to get my career going? If so, what A+ certification courses online would you suggest? I have found CareerStep as one of the best options thus far because of their reviews, interface, and curriculum.
Any advice will help!! Thank you
Edited by iAvison, 07 September 2014 - 06:00 PM.