Learning path for pc technician / support? (sorry for wall of text)

  Jemaris 12:06 22 May 2015

I have passed the CompTIA 220-801 A+ exam & am taking the 220-802 the week after next to then hopefully have the CompTIA A+ certification.

I have so far been unsuccessful in obtaining employment in the technical support field (1st line). Most job ads I see state 'Must have Active Directory / Windows Server 20xx experince'. I've watched training videos & tutorials, but how does one get experience in the first place, if I can't get experience?

I've got the Network+ book already and would like to get into networking, but can't seem to get a job as desktop support let alone a job on the network admin' / security side of things.

Are there other certifications I should really be looking at to increase my chances of finding gainful employment in this area? E.g. Microsoft.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

  Jollyjohn 16:15 23 May 2015

Collect a bunch of old computers via Freecycle or adverts in local shops /papers and build a network at home, break it and fix it.

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