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5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by techbloga(f): 2:32am On Nov 14
I personally love taking on a new technology invention and figuring it out; it's part of that whole lifelong learning thing. In 5 Powerful Reasons You Should Learn Tech Skills, I explained why it’s important to develop your tech skills as an integral part of your personal development. Learning technical skills can build you up, increase your professionalism and income, and enable you to extract the most bang-per-buck from your technology purchases.

So i made the compilation of awesome ways you can effectively build up your tech skill regardless of your current tech state which are summarized below:
5 Ways To Improve One's Tech Skill

1. Read online tutorials

Firstly, learn how to use Google to your advantage. It’s important to learn how to correctly pose a question for search and how to use Google to find good-detailed tutorials online. Besides online tutorials are accessible, timely, and of course free compared to books, though the only disadvantage is that they usually aren’t professionally edited, which can leave them lacking in completeness and/or clarity. However, they often sport other features like abundant interlinking, user comments, and infographics Sometimes the comments are better than the original information, since they can contain lots of additional tips and suggestions.

2. Surround yourself with tech geeks

Spend enough time with people who are technically more advanced than you are, at lease everyone is a learner at some point in doing so their knowledge will rub off on you. Even geeks learn from other geeks, but if you aren’t much of a geek yourself, alternatively a great way to accelerate the development of your technical skills is to join an online forum of a chosen field.

Once you join a computer forum or other geek-ridden association, volunteering is a great way to make fast friends. These nonprofit associations are frequently in need of volunteers for committee and project work; even if your technical skills are weak, they often just need raw manpower. Once you start interacting with tech-professionals you will earn much knowledge about the real-times cases problems faced in the industry.

3. Learn programming language


Programming is the art of instructing a computer to perform specific task. The key to accomplishing this feat is learning to think like a computer first. Programming is one of the most mentally challenging tasks a human being can perform, but nothing compares to the satisfaction of engineering a piece of code to solve a specific problem. Ask any programmer. �

As a beginner there are bunch of languages you can learn to program depending on your focus.

Places You Can Learn Programming

Codecademy is a good source with many lessons on HTML & CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Python, Ruby, and PHP. The advantage of this online academy is a variety of courses by their topic, knowledge level, and their free online accessibility.
Udacity is a site with free (and paid) college courses on web development, software engineering and more. The huge benefit of this kind of learning resource is the verified certificate you can get – this is more than just an online video, or eBook that you download somewhere on the web.

While humans certainly aren’t as precise or predictable as machines — we have major compatibility issues, sometimes even with ourselves — a programmer’s mindset can generate effective solutions to very human problems. Intuition is a big factor in both personal development and programming, but I like that there’s a structured fallback process that works in both fields. It’s much harder to use this process in personal development though because we know how a computer thinks, but we’re still figuring out how humans think.

4. Create your own web site


Setting a goal to create a basic web site is a great way to learn practical skills like HTML and CSS. When you have a compelling reason to learn, your goals will accelerate your learning, and you’ll learn with a focus on practical application.

With a website, you have the freedom to post nearly anything you want. Being able to do anything and experiment with tools on the website is a great way of learning. You can also use the website to learn whatever you’ve read from online tutorials.

5. Look for Shortcuts


One of the best ways to be tech savvy is to look for shortcuts for everything. It can be as simple as using a keyboard shortcut to open a program or installing software to help you work faster. If you get really good, maybe you can even write your own program that will help you and your coworkers be more productive.

http://www.techsphere.com.ng/5-great-ways-to-build-your-tech-skill/

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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by iHart(m): 6:20am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by emalek86(m): 6:20am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by baski92(m): 6:21am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by freeman95(m): 6:22am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by Ajebusta(m): 6:22am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by vcente(m): 6:23am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by COdeGenesis: 6:23am On Nov 14
Nice one.. Another way is to work as an intern in a start up / tech comp. Trying to solve a problem using tech is another way to learn
Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by itiswellandwell: 6:24am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by emmadejust(m): 6:24am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by Webman007: 6:38am On Nov 14
Experience has shown me that the best way to boost your tech skill...is

1) Practice

2)Practice more

3) And then practice again...

Just find a way to put your knowledge into use either....by freelance, intern or full time job somewhere .....without which you're on a Long thing......

While you're at it

YouTube is your friend...

code academy too

Various workshops and Tech's events in and around Lagos...

Don't forget Google...just ask it anything

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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by aliyuthayo: 6:48am On Nov 14
Learn from the expert!!!

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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by Offpoint: 6:50am On Nov 14
I've been developing website for 4years now, but for unknown reasons to me... I don't have my own personal website, just don't know why.

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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by RapportNaija(m): 6:55am On Nov 14
Nice one OP:

With regards to using Google to your advantage, see
15 KILLER TIPS FOR A GOOD GOOGLE SEARCH EXPERIENCE
Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by ghettowriter(m): 7:01am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by biggy26: 7:04am On Nov 14
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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by NarnieSnyper(m): 8:46am On Nov 14
Good Lord, I so much love this topic. Than you,sir/OP for this wonderful piece.

I started learning web design and programming and even Photoshop graphics designs with YouTube videos online. I must say, though I am not where I want to be but I am far from where I started off 3 months ago. I can build a static website(moving to dynamic soon). I am currently undergoing JavaScript and Php right now, but I have to confess, I need experience folks around me because, having read and watched countless books and vidoes I still don't get the full understanding.

I also want to thank both Mtn and Airtel night data plan, you've made me come a long way in more ways than u guys can think.

If anyone around Owerri(for now) is into Web development, please kindly indicate so I can learn from you, please!! I need that JavaScript and Php.

Gracias

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Re: 5 Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Tech Skill by talentedchris(m): 5:06pm On Nov 14
NarnieSnyper:
Good Lord, I so much love this topic. Than you,sir/OP for this wonderful piece.

I started learning web design and programming and even Photoshop graphics designs with YouTube videos online. I must say, though I am not where I want to be but I am far from where I started off 3 months ago. I can build a static website(moving to dynamic soon). I am currently undergoing JavaScript and Php right now, but I have to confess, I need experience folks around me because, having read and watched countless books and vidoes I still don't get the full understanding.

I also want to thank both Mtn and Airtel night data plan, you've made me come a long way in more ways than u guys can think.

If anyone around Owerri(for now) is into Web development, please kindly indicate so I can learn from you, please!! I need that JavaScript and Php.

Gracias
just Log On To Tutorialspoint.Com And Download A Full Detailed Javascript And Php Ebook For Urself.

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