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  • Mimi Sarmin
    Mimi Sarmin 6 жыл бұрын +148

    I'm a beginner and I already took class for the Microsoft office. I feel like, you should be my professor in college for every single IT classes because you explain them very well. Thank you so much!

    • Ikoise Valentine Noka
      Ikoise Valentine Noka Ай бұрын

      I really the same. Who can someone get access to him, “like real quick?”

    • Khalil downhill
      Khalil downhill 6 ай бұрын


    • Kyle desean
      Kyle desean 7 ай бұрын +1


    • Oma Chinny
      Oma Chinny 3 жыл бұрын +3

      SarminMimi I really feel same too. As a matter of fact , I was going to ask him to be my trainer as I’m Just starting

  • JC Garcia
    JC Garcia 3 жыл бұрын +47

    I still have so much to learn but I'M ALL FOR IT!!!!! Recently passed my A+ exam in 4 weeks time and started documenting my journey to becoming a Network engineer. Now I'm on to developing my skills and getting my Network+/Cisco certs. Your videos help and inspire me so much! Never imagined I could become a Network Engineer if I hadn't run into your videos, THANK YOU!!!

    • Zayden Cervantes
      Zayden Cervantes 7 ай бұрын

      That’s what I was thinking!! I’m just starting my A+ exam studying and I’m already struggling.

    • Robert Johnson
      Robert Johnson 9 ай бұрын

      Awesome, serious?!?! How did you do it in a month???

    • saikou marong
      saikou marong  Жыл бұрын

      I’ll like to discuss something important with you

  • Spyk3y
    Spyk3y 6 жыл бұрын +541

    You've probably been the only IT guy I've come across that acts so positive about getting into the field.

    • phlee
      phlee  Жыл бұрын

      @Chicagodan1 Do you still think this?

    • J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of InHomeComputerHelp
      J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of InHomeComputerHelp 2 жыл бұрын

      @hyylo OMG get outa there

    • Chicagodan1
      Chicagodan1 2 жыл бұрын +9

      @IT Career Questions I think the real issue is not the technology itself or even dealing with end users, both of which can actually be enjoyable at times. It is the falling wages along with the outsourcing and the rapidly increasing percentage of jobs becoming contract with no benefits. If I would have known the field was going to go this way I would have chosen something else as a profession. I think it's great that people have a passion for computers and IT but it's not good if it doesn't pay the bills.

    • Menelik Z
      Menelik Z 3 жыл бұрын

      @DowskiVision MagicalOracle lol, why do you say that?

    • Ayuni Ayuni
      Ayuni Ayuni 3 жыл бұрын

      cari plem bĺù

  • Elizabeth Claudio
    Elizabeth Claudio  Жыл бұрын +238

    Points to learn:
    -MS Office (most used everywhere, especially Excel and PowerPoint)
    -Command Prompt
    -Active Directory
    -MS Exchange
    -Group Policy
    Edited to add PowerShell. (Sorry if I didn't catch it the first time.)

  • SamAndrew81
    SamAndrew81 4 жыл бұрын +248

    Going on 10 years in IT, this is roughly how my path has gone thus far:
    1. Hardware/break-fix/bench tech (started at a MSP - super tough, but I'd recommend it as I learned like 5 years worth of stuff in about 2)
    2. Windows and Helpdesk (got into the Software Industry - huge advantage to this! Work in an industry that _values_ IT!)
    3. Networking and Windows SysAdmin (started taking CompSci classes here)
    4. Linux & scripting (Bash, Python and PowerShell)
    5. Cloud Ops (where I am now)
    IT is a wonderful field with TONS of opportunity! Do what you love and (most importantly) *never stop learning*!!

    • elite haxxor
      elite haxxor 23 күн бұрын

      I love your path although it is actually pretty typical, but it's great to climb that ladder. There's so many directions you can go with so many opportunities that if you ever become bored doing what you're doing, you can almost effortlessly pivot once you have a solid resume under your belt.

    • Jonathon Cafarelli
      Jonathon Cafarelli Ай бұрын

      @Luz Gonzalez Hard to find free education degrees in IT. My work company is doing a tuition reimbursement program that I’m taking advantage of that pays 100% of the cost. Look for jobs that offer programs with school like UAGC. Otherwise you’ll have to be willing to go into debt for many years lol. Best of luck friend

    • Luz Gonzalez
      Luz Gonzalez 2 ай бұрын

      Where I can start learning free courses?

    • 🔥RuDrA🔥
      🔥RuDrA🔥  Жыл бұрын

      @Mr DapperNature I am a mechanical engineer and want to enter into IT sector.Is MIS a field with good career?I heard Data analysts will be taken over by AI and automation so not sure about the job prospects.

  • The Candyman
    The Candyman 4 жыл бұрын +26

    Just really starting to pursue A+ and have been walking around feeling like I know a ton of stuff and then I see one of your videos and realize I have a lot of learning to do! As always, you're awesome, Zack. Thanks for being.

  • Diamond Coles
    Diamond Coles 4 жыл бұрын +50

    Great video. I always had a passion with working with computers and technology. You gave me more motivation and broke things down in a way people can understand.

  • zyeuh
    zyeuh 3 жыл бұрын +18

    I work in the IT industry and i gotta say you hit it right on the head.

  • Shamiek Givens
    Shamiek Givens 7 жыл бұрын

    Hey loved the video man! really gave me a good grip on what I should know about IT and what is the most important out of it all. I am preparing for Information systems Technician training that I will be getting in the Navy and I just wanted ask do you have any videos on Computer Design, Data Processing, Program Concepts, and anything related to those topics? it seems to be the main courses I will be taking and I want to know as much as I can about these before I go in to training. Thanks

  • SOSA
    SOSA 6 жыл бұрын +255

    You should do a video on the basic terms/words commonly used and related in the Information Technology industry! :) would really help.

    • Ciprian Ghenghea
      Ciprian Ghenghea 3 жыл бұрын

      @Social Justice Warrior But when you are a network admin ? How is it ??

    • Social Justice Warrior
      Social Justice Warrior 3 жыл бұрын

      @DowskiVision MagicalOracle That only applies to desktop support. Nobody walks over you when you are a software developer.

    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  6 жыл бұрын +47

      I'll see what I can do.

  • BKD Working for you.
    BKD Working for you. 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Hi Zach! This is a great KZclip Channel, well paced and thorough. Q: If you could pick 9 (timed) questions to test for an IT support position candidate, what would they be? I’ve taken the test before, just flunked it b/c I ran out of time. I think the first question was how to ping using cmd prompt. This is my 2nd chance in 2 years...

  • James Rosenbaum
    James Rosenbaum 5 ай бұрын +8

    I think the main point here, especially starting, is understanding the basics of these things. I was so intimidated getting into this field, especially never having touched AD, afraid that I was never going to find a job. Found a role at helpdesk which basically changed my life, and I've learned to love learning on the job. I think anyone with a positive attitude and a handle on computer basics, as well as good troubleshooting skills, can do IT.

    • Marcus Donelson
      Marcus Donelson 2 ай бұрын

      @James Rosenbaum Thank you Sir

    • James Rosenbaum
      James Rosenbaum 2 ай бұрын +1

      @Marcus Donelson Do what you need to do, but don't sell yourself short. I didn't have former schooling and I'm in a senior position now. Be coachable and likable, easy to talk to (IE a good listener), and demonstrate an eagerness to learn. If you're interested in IT, and you have a computer baseline, you should be eligible for an entry level helpdesk position if your soft skills are developed enough.
      Best of luck to you!

    • James Rosenbaum
      James Rosenbaum 2 ай бұрын

      ​@eclipseworld I have been a computer hobbiest for my entire adult life, so my basic understanding of windows machines and computer hardware was fairly well established. I left food service after 10 years, got a job at Geek Squad for a year and a half, and then got my IT position. Geek Squad taught me how to set repair expectations and got me more comfortable with MacOS.
      If you're trying to get entry level IT, a helpdesk position for example, the thing I look for is good soft skills and coachability. Can I train this person to use our internal systems and can I trust them to answer tickets? Will they get along well with our clients?
      Best of luck getting into the field, and I hope you find success!

    • Marcus Donelson
      Marcus Donelson 2 ай бұрын

      Thanks for that! I'm thinking about going back to school for IT, but feeling kind of nervous.

    • eclipseworld
      eclipseworld 5 ай бұрын

      Did you have any experience with computers before you landed the job? I'm currently self teaching and trying to get an entry level job right now

  • TammyTam
    TammyTam 6 жыл бұрын +3

    This is a great video. I work in IT quality assurance, but I don't have an education in IT. There are so many things that I need to learn. Thanks for uploading this!

  • Bianca A.
    Bianca A. 3 жыл бұрын

    Very useful summary of important basics to cover! Great for giving a sense of direction. Any suggestions of where to master CMD? Any free or paid course that you recommend? ALSO towards the end of the video it really went beyond basics for me when the DHCP topic came through and I had no idea what that was, but at least it made me Google it haha.

  • Nate CofGa
    Nate CofGa 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Thanks for the tip about learing Powershell. Im right now in the process of doing a career change; I'm thinking about going into IT or something to do with computers. I currently work in a manufacturing enviroment (we build tire for cars) and a vast majority of our maintenance issues is computer related, such as: IT, software errors, damaged hardware, program issues, etc.

  • Amazingly Awkward
    Amazingly Awkward 3 жыл бұрын +3

    It's good for the future to have a base knowledge on other OS', most companies have usually Macs as well as Windows PCs and sometimes you might find a Linux machine as well. You don't need to know how to code a complex piece of software in Linux or know everything about Apple but having a base knowledge helps. Other than that, just get to know what's in your potential workplace, like printers and possibly something like potential monitors or projectors and get to know them inside out/how to fix them! Other than that good video!

  • ShireenPlays
    ShireenPlays 4 жыл бұрын +1

    This video has been so helpful - I've been looking for a job in IT for a year since finishing an 2nd Line Support job internship and I wasn't taught most of this in the internship!

  • J AY
    J AY 3 жыл бұрын +6

    Apart from Powershell as an IT professional I use CMD everyday. Apart from all the usual stuff like ipconfig, ping, travertine, etc there is hostname (great way to find computer name), "echo %logonserver%" to find what domain controller the pc is using to authenticate against, "repadmin /replsum" to check if your domain controllers are replicating.

  • Thomas Gartland
    Thomas Gartland 5 жыл бұрын

    Excellent video and very insightful!
    I'm very new in in tech recruitment looking for folks at various levels of Help Desk, Desktop support, Net Admin, Sys Admin, and now Security Analyst... but am also one of the LEAST tech savy persons around so this helps me a ton!
    If you had any advice for effectively asking the right questions so I can get a important but concise picture of an IT gurus skill set and what I can to do to be a A1 recruiter to them? Outside of having the skill set what do individuals working in Technology want most in a career?
    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  • konjuno
    konjuno 7 жыл бұрын +2

    Thanks a lot for this video. Just found your channel and its been incredibly helpful. I'm currently doing a lot of self studying and plan on taking the CCENT exam next year. I figured I should brush up on some basic skills. This is exactly what I needed to go down the right path.

    • konjuno
      konjuno 7 жыл бұрын

      It definitely made sense. I won't be able to go to school for a year or two, so I'm trying to get my hands on as much information as I can. If you have any other resources like websites, other channels, or blogs I'd really appreciate it,

    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  7 жыл бұрын

      +konjuno Glad you enjoyed the video! I hope what I said makes sense and I'm glad you took something away from it.

  • Christy Morgen
    Christy Morgen 4 жыл бұрын +35

    Hey quick question. How long would you estimate it would take to learn all of these things from scratch? With very little computer knowledge to begin with. And how does one go about beginning the process without feeling completely overwhelmed. Thanks, the question is for anyone with any info.

  • Bobby Alex
    Bobby Alex 6 жыл бұрын

    Hey man .. It was a great video with a handful of information. I am planning to join an undergraduate program in IT in few months time. You gave us a clear idea of preparation that I should be considered beforehand.

  • bleuflamenco
    bleuflamenco 4 жыл бұрын

    I would add, good people skills and good communication skills. I've worked in IT for 22 years and the days in which "brilliant jerks" were tolerated is, thankfully, coming to an end. Spot on about Group Policy and Powershell... I use automation to do things in 1 hour that it would take my old school coworkers months to do manually. And our server guys still don't know Powershell. Lots of room for smart and motivated people to take these other people's jobs.

  • Tyris
    Tyris 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Thanks... This was very helpful on 'what to learn/recap' checklist. I wish someone told me this kind of stuff while I was at college, holy moly.
    Education system is so messed up that when we mostly study, pass the exam, we forget most if not all about it due to the fact there is little to no practice, college or home use to it...
    Five years down the road you figure out that you actually need some basic things that you forgot, yikes.

  • Tim Tran
    Tim Tran 4 жыл бұрын

    great video! I just grad and got my B.S in CIS. Trying to get into IT career, and it helps a lot. Currently, I'm trying to learn A+ cerf, hoping it helps land entry position easier.

  • a1duzit
    a1duzit 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I started doing this almost 5 years ago. I started working for a deployment company and I have been doing this ever since. In the beginning I soaked up everything I could learn and it was fun at first but now I still enjoy learning but I really don't know where to go from here

  • Kobi B
    Kobi B 4 жыл бұрын

    Thanks for the videos they're all very informative for someone like me who's looking to change careers from logistics to IT. I'm currently enrolled in school just to get an associate in information technology and I plan on getting a few IT certs that will make me more marketable. I'm going to take your advice and volunteer for experience at my college and school districts just get some experience under my belt. I will keep you posted in the next year or so and let you know how things are coming along with my job search and career! Again great video.

  • luis alvarado
    luis alvarado 7 жыл бұрын

    Very insightful. Glad I came across this channel. Hope there's many more to come.

  • Dean
    Dean 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Really depends on what youre doing in IT. For me, I work in analytics / data science. The software and skils requireed lean more towards mathematics, but requires the application of IT. I.e, programming.
    Jumping into the deep end worked for me. Deciphering lingo and problems was fun and kept things stimulating.

  • Brian Frausto
    Brian Frausto 4 жыл бұрын

    Im on my third year of college for graphic design but Im unsatisfied with where I'm at. Ive been considering switching to IT Technician and this video helped me get an understanding on what I need to prepare for. Thank you!

    • Bugg
      Bugg 3 жыл бұрын

      Graphic design and IT tech are both dinosaurs, most things in tech support are dead...for over 15 years just about reduced to a minimum wage job that has not been outsourced yet. The IT bubble popped in the 90's

  • George McKendrick Bryce
    George McKendrick Bryce 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Loved this vid! Spent an absolute age trying to look up this info on my own to contribute toward my training at work, asking other people and getting no where!

  • vincent wiche
    vincent wiche 5 жыл бұрын +1

    For someone going into IT in the oil and gas industry, which courses and programmes do you consider compulsory

  • Trevor Waldon
    Trevor Waldon 5 жыл бұрын

    I've just started a job as a IT technician for end users and its has been going great so far. I'm currently studying for my CCNA and learning learning Powershell on the side.The next career move I would like to make within the next 4 years working as a Network engineer or NOC engineer. I am also interested in learning a coding language as well as LINUX although I am not completely sure which direction to go with first...Any suggestions?

    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  5 жыл бұрын

      For now just worry about getting your CCNA and getting your foot in the door. Once you do that and start working in the field you can worry about what you should start working on next, you might find something you like that is completely different than what you listed once you get out there.

  • JC Negri
    JC Negri 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Just caught on your video.
    Thanks so much for the broad explanation. Truly help me on my IT process career path.

  • FibroFog
    FibroFog 5 жыл бұрын +10

    Subbed instantly. I wanna get to the point when I can pretty much fix everything, get into deep stuff and actually know what it all means, etc, and your channel looks great for it. I'm 3 years late but who cares, great channel, subbed.

    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  5 жыл бұрын +1

      +ArcherCode thank you! Always appreciated! Stay tuned lots of great things happening here!

  • Rebelliouslydej
    Rebelliouslydej  Жыл бұрын

    I wish I could like this video 100 times.You for straight to each point and I grasp all the information you had to share.Thankyou 😊

  • Dominion
    Dominion 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you, really appreciate the simplicity of your video. Currently working towards further advancing my cybersecurity career.

  • Emma Forbes
    Emma Forbes 4 жыл бұрын

    Great video and really helpful pointers! Thanks 😊

  • TMER
    TMER 6 жыл бұрын

    Powershell is not very basic, but it is the future tool to use especially now that is compatible with linux. IT is a hard place if you got no previous experience.
    Learn cisco, windows server and basic linux. Also intune, azure and sharepoint are big upcoming software to learn if you want to be ahead in the IT market.

    ATV JTV 6 ай бұрын

    Hello, thank you for your calm words, Am depress and full of anxiety all the time so is always too much for me to learn anything but my friend just told about IT so i decided to find out about it on KZclip and luckily for me i open your video first and i was calm and i could listen to everything you said thank i will give a try wish me luck i will come back if i need questions and listen to rest of your video to learn more thanks 🙏🏾

  • Eric
    Eric 4 жыл бұрын +3

    Really helpful and understandable for beginners! Thanks a lot and greetings from Germany :)

  • 392_spoof
    392_spoof 5 жыл бұрын

    Would you say that the order that you explained these basics that we should learn is the same order that is most efficient? For example, would learning command prompt be a must know before powershell and active directory?

  • Junaid Ahmed
    Junaid Ahmed 7 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks for the advise and tips. I really have a passion for IT, but I never really had any guidance. Please keep making these videos. Great job!

    • Lugman Mohammed
      Lugman Mohammed 2 жыл бұрын

      @IT Career Questions do you teach in your videos ccna aswell?

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    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  7 жыл бұрын

      +junaid98 I will do my best to keep making these! If there's anything specific you'd like to know please leave a comment and I will do my best to make a video around it.

  • Bryan Orr
    Bryan Orr 7 жыл бұрын

    love the way you explain stuff. very smart and witty. but quick question
    if im looking into going into informatics, would you recommend windows or mac operating system to use in terms of a school laptop when pursuing IT? I noticed that most businesses use Windows, but i have a MAC. Which one would you prefer?

  • Kenneth Kingdon-korab
    Kenneth Kingdon-korab 3 жыл бұрын

    Im finding this now, but i wanted to thank you for such a great video. Im looking into various computer jobs like programming and network engineering and all i get is negativity. Thank you for layin down the facts without all the drama.

  • Xiannan Jin
    Xiannan Jin 6 жыл бұрын +2

    Thank you for your advice on the things I need to look into. I found them very useful!

  • ꪜ SofUno ❶
    ꪜ SofUno ❶ 7 жыл бұрын +6

    Great video !! Btw .. I plan to get to a Master's degree in IT ,although I have a master's degree in Intelligent mobile systems and robotics (it's all about artificial intelligence and artificial problem solving, plannification and optimization and all that stuff). I have a very basic knowledge of IT , however it's a very exciting field and i am looking forward to study on this field. The question is " what could be the relation between my specialty and the IT and is it possible to use my knowledge in robotics to go for a further research in IT or the reverse ??" can you give me some hints please.

    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  7 жыл бұрын +2

      +nuno sofyen I would absolutely say that the two can go hand-in-hand very well. You will essentially open the door to a lot more opportunities having both under your belt. For instance if you take a job in robotics with a strong I.T. background you will understand how programs/applications and systems function possibly a little bitter going into it. I.T. is really such a wide range of services though so you would really have to pinpoint exactly what it is in I.T. that you would like to do. Maybe with robotics a stronger hardware background would benefit you. Unfortunately, I do not have a lot of knowledge in robotics so for me it would be hard to tie in what could strongly work for you. I hope another viewer of this video who DOES have experience in these two or primarily robotics can chime in.

  • Aaron Anthony
    Aaron Anthony 7 жыл бұрын +1

    Great video and screen demonstrations. Im new to the field and I am really trying to sponge right now and learn the ropes. I got alot of clarity from this video for sure!

    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  7 жыл бұрын

      +Aaron Anthony That's great to hear! Thank you for watching!

  • Raffaele S
    Raffaele S 3 жыл бұрын

    Hi , great video first of all :) One question : I'll start to work as IT Help Desk on Monday 16th , I passed the interviews but I should to know : if there is a problem on connection , after use ping command , nslookup , traceroute and so on , how can solve the problem of the guest if the problem persist ? Thanks

  • Raymond Gamez
    Raymond Gamez 6 жыл бұрын

    I am studying IT at San Diego Community College and, soon will go to University level to get a bachelor's degree in a field under it. My question is how secure is a job in the field of IT in general? I know it's unrelated but, I am very curious.

  • John Michael Ferrer
    John Michael Ferrer 4 жыл бұрын +1

    Great content. Clearly spoken language. Great guy. :)

    JESSICA ORELLANA 2 жыл бұрын

    great explanation, exactly what I was looking for

  • arun baby jacob
    arun baby jacob 4 жыл бұрын +5

    Sir, thank you.. you are doing a great job educating others.. I really appreciate and admire the service that you are doing Sir..
    Thank you!

  • Laurie McLaughlin
    Laurie McLaughlin 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Good presentation! You might improve with a slide or a white board listing the key terms so I could screen copy and follow up on your suggestions. Thanks! Cheers, Laurie McLaughlin

  • richard tetteh
    richard tetteh 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Great video. As a newbie I am kind of lost to some terms you mentioned but I know it will alright if I start some initiations. Thank you

  • Leila M
    Leila M 5 жыл бұрын

    Hi, great video!!!
    Would you call these basic IT skills or basic computer skills? Or even both maybe?

  • Tawewere Kanoua
    Tawewere Kanoua 3 ай бұрын

    Still a beginner and these had helped me alot, thanks.

  • Marion Klug
    Marion Klug 5 жыл бұрын

    Thank you, easy to watch, engaging, short, sweet, and to the point... :)

  • Samaneh Fathieh
    Samaneh Fathieh 6 жыл бұрын +17

    Hi, thank you for this video
    could you make a video about sub majors in master of IT, like Data Analytics, Business Information Systems and Interactive Media? and basic things we should know before start it?

  • HeroicKhalid
    HeroicKhalid 5 жыл бұрын

    As an Application Support Engineer never thought about PowerShell & active directory even tho its more for service desk dept but i still need to learn them many thanks for this video

  • Princessj
    Princessj 2 жыл бұрын

    The first KZclip IT video I’ve watched from beginning to end I love it well done and thank you ❤️❤️

  • Sahil Safdari
    Sahil Safdari 11 ай бұрын

    I used to learn this all basics but due to some issue couldn't make it you helped me alot to remember those basics which I forgot thanks again very useful Video 👍👍👌👌

  • Jason
    Jason 4 жыл бұрын

    As a 30 year old veteran (infantry grunt) leaving the military and choosing another career field like IT, this video is a gold mind. Thanks.

    • PayMyCollegeFam
      PayMyCollegeFam  Жыл бұрын

      From one grunt to another, how is the IT field working for you?

  • Earl Young
    Earl Young 4 жыл бұрын

    I’m versed in IT and looking forward to taking the A+ certificate but is age a factor in getting a job? Not talking about age discrimination, but is it worth becoming a tier 1/2 at the higher end of 50?

  • Joanna Spencer
    Joanna Spencer 3 жыл бұрын +3

    Thank you for this! I got a job and told them I'm prepared to teach myself whatever isn't covered in our 5 weeks of training. I will be tech support at a call center and I am SO nervous I can't figure it out. When I said I had basic trouble shooting skills I dind't realize I had NO clue... compared to what I need to know. This list will be my starting point.

    • 8Ranjitha
      8Ranjitha 3 жыл бұрын

      Me also same situation.. Now sleepless nights.. All the very best for you..

    • IT Career Questions
      IT Career Questions  3 жыл бұрын +2

      Congratulations and good luck!! You got this!
      Don't be overwhelmed, there's a lot you won't know and that's okay! No one knows everything.

  • Adam Williams
    Adam Williams 5 жыл бұрын +2

    I am definitely gonna learn Powershell! Thanks for the advice and great video! Subbed!

  • J R
    J R 3 жыл бұрын

    Yep, #2. A high proficiency with Terminal. aka CLI (Command Line Interface). Especially with Linux, but comes in handy with Windows and Mac as well. Check out Brian W. Kernighan demonstrating UNIX kzclip.org/video/tc4ROCJYbm0/бейне.html . BASH Scripting is up there with Powershell.
    In fact,all the tools mentioned in this vid can be performed from the command line and scripting.

  • Chibuike Agba
    Chibuike Agba 5 жыл бұрын

    Thanks. Could you estimate how long it can take to learn the basics of all these.

  • Miranda
    Miranda 7 жыл бұрын

    Pretty good video. I do not know some of soft wares you mention but I will learn the basic. Thanks for the info.

  • VanclerPlays
    VanclerPlays 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Going into the navy as an I.T here in a month. Good to know what I'm getting myself into

  • Joann Perez
    Joann Perez 4 жыл бұрын +3

    I appreciate you sharing your knowledge.

  • Voynich
    Voynich 3 жыл бұрын +2

    If you want to work in IT support you also need to learn how to talk to people to get the information you need. It happens a lot that you are asked to fix something with basically no information whatsoever. You can develop that with experience though.

    • Stacc _
      Stacc _  Жыл бұрын

      Thats what im struggling with right now🙁

  • Tony Lindsi Phillippi
    Tony Lindsi Phillippi 5 жыл бұрын +2

    I just watched and I have to say Thank You! I start a new career and I have a good base but I want to go into it and blow my boss away. Any specific do's and don'ts for a financial services IT guy? Thanks again

  • Jack Billau
    Jack Billau 2 жыл бұрын

    Clean cut, informative video. Great Job. Liked and subbed

  • Low Voltage Ghost
    Low Voltage Ghost 4 жыл бұрын

    Thats whats up man thank alot for the info, really looking for a career on this field

  • Hassan
    Hassan 5 жыл бұрын +2

    thank you so much for sharing your wisdom!

  • Syd Corp_Innovation_Asf
    Syd Corp_Innovation_Asf 6 жыл бұрын +1852

    An I.T professional who speaks plain English.. thank you so much..

    • Pranaw
      Pranaw 4 ай бұрын

      What's plain English?

    • Juan H
      Juan H  Жыл бұрын

      For sure

    • Soulstace Art
      Soulstace Art  Жыл бұрын

      Fun fact,
      I'm a chick who likes it guys

    • Mors Mutual Insurance
      Mors Mutual Insurance  Жыл бұрын

      @DowskiVision MagicalOracle Tell me what a salary is...

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  • Love Jones
    Love Jones 5 жыл бұрын +1

    Great information! I appreciate the foundation tips. This will help on my programming journey 😘 #LoveJonezin

  • littlegee
    littlegee 4 жыл бұрын

    How would you advise going about applying and learning these tools, would you recommend setting up a physical network with switches and routers or can you do this all virtually using vmware to simulate the environment?

  • Brent Matthew
    Brent Matthew 4 жыл бұрын

    Great beginner guide for people wanting to get into I.T.

  • Muhamed
    Muhamed 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Zack! Please do a new video like this one. Love it! This video is very informative! I got a new job as a Tech support spec, this video helped me with my checklist before starting 10 days from now.

  • Michael Davis
    Michael Davis 2 жыл бұрын

    Good intro for folks looking for a good starting point to increase their computer/IT skills

  • Jaws Sherz
    Jaws Sherz 7 жыл бұрын +6

    Hey guys, I have a question, if I were to take Comptia A+, Network +, and Security+ will that give me enough knowledge in order to jump into the IT field without going to school? Say as a Technician or Systems Engineer? Please let me know what I should do and if thats a good path to go.

    • patrick dillon
      patrick dillon 4 жыл бұрын +1

      Carlos, I'm kinda starting myself. I got lucky and found a job that required NO EXPERIENCE...which is like finding a unicorn. I'm moving onto doing some classes at my local community college, why not start there? Look into some of the programs that might be for certifications or 2 year degrees and take some of the beginner classes that aren't ENG 101. Look for Intro to HelpDesk, or Comptia A+(which is super basic and very broad). Watch some more videos or even visit reddit /itdept. Most importantly, keep asking questions. Never be afraid to admit you don't know, it just might lead to a revelation. Best of luck, dude.

    • Carlos Oliveira
      Carlos Oliveira 4 жыл бұрын

      Hey man, this is my situation as well. I’m trying to start in IT and I’m searching for a door to enter this field. Where to start? Certifications or degree?

    • Bothium
      Bothium 6 жыл бұрын +5

      Brandon Sherrier You need to study A LOT. The Security+ is very hard and network+ is rough. Make sure you know every aspect of Security and Networking and how they work if you did that. It's a very expensive test to fail.

    • TheEndTrend
      TheEndTrend 6 жыл бұрын +5

      Certs are great to get your foot in the door, BUT in IT nothing beats *experience*. I've been working in IT professionally for about 5 years now and have those 3 certs you mentioned: CompTIA A+, Net+ and Sec+ (got them in that order). I work as a SysAdmin and make about $55k/yr on salary in the US. Honestly, you will not be a Systems Engineer with those certs alone, you need several years experience to work up to that. A "technician" is far too general of a term to know what you mean...that's like literally every role in IT that's not sales or development.

  • Anthony Quinn
    Anthony Quinn 6 жыл бұрын

    I definitely use all those things on a daily basis as a Desktop Administrator minus Exchange because we do not have Exchange, but most companies do. I manage an Icewarp Mail server which is way less popular but very similar to Exchange. SIDE NOTE: I hate Microsoft Office especially the price and the way they make you tie a Microsoft account to it instead of using product keys.

  • 陈瀚龙
    陈瀚龙 4 жыл бұрын

    This video is awesome. I just need the Linux version. I'm a self-taught older dude, just started using Linux (don't know very much yet) and would love to find an entry level job doing something, anything with it.

  • Andrew Mitchell
    Andrew Mitchell 6 жыл бұрын +1

    Excellent and helpful videos . I appreciate the insight!

  • StayStrong HaveFaith
    StayStrong HaveFaith  Жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you soo much for your help!! I cant wait to start learning!!

  • Abi Padi
    Abi Padi 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Other than basics, if you're looking for a job in the networking field or cisco, you must learn protocols and the osi model, on top of much more things lol but just throwing that out there.

  • Dave Norris
    Dave Norris 6 жыл бұрын +14

    Great info for a newbie!

  • Tamanpreet Sahni
    Tamanpreet Sahni 2 жыл бұрын

    Thank you so much for sharing this info with us. God bless

  • Yousif Nyala
    Yousif Nyala 4 жыл бұрын

    Oh my gosh, How cool is that, this is tremendously useful informations that I never know before, I just come across to this channel and I found what I search for, you've got my subscriber,
    Thank and all thanks full to YOU and to your channel 🙏🏽 God bless You DUDE

  • marinesoldier72
    marinesoldier72 5 жыл бұрын

    Thank you, Just starting out at 44. Have a friend where I work that is going to help me. But this is also really good. Would like to have my CompTia A+ within 6 months.

  • Rodrick W
    Rodrick W 6 жыл бұрын

    awesome and informative video, thanks!

  • James Ervin Berry
    James Ervin Berry 4 жыл бұрын

    Thanks for the vid! Very informative! Will get on these right away!

  • ComTech PH
    ComTech PH 3 жыл бұрын +96

    I am 83 yrs old and i love this video and i teach about this thing to my grandson

  • Laura Baca
    Laura Baca 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Just landed a computer tech job and was looking for some pointers, thank you so much!

    • blasianthai
      blasianthai 3 жыл бұрын

      Congratulations!!! What's the job title

  • Brandon Sexton
    Brandon Sexton 3 жыл бұрын

    Very informative. Thank you.

  • Samuel Yeboah
    Samuel Yeboah 3 жыл бұрын

    You really are a help man. Thanks

  • James McG1976
    James McG1976 7 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks for the suggestions! Excellent tips!

  • Knowledge Sucks
    Knowledge Sucks 5 жыл бұрын

    You gotta learn the basics! Good video.