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How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by BiafranBushBoy: 2:45pm On Jan 31, 2018
From whichever country you are reading from, I am about to show you the basic steps to start a career in information technology as a beginner or someone without experience. Information technology rules the world now, and it is one of the most exciting fields to start your career.
It is quite complex for beginners without the basic skills and understanding of how the sector works. This post is aimed at educating both beginners with the skills, and those who wish to start a career in technology without skills.

Here are basic steps to take if you intend to start a career in information technology as a beginner



Know the Sub-Sectors in Information Technology

This is the first thing you have to do if you wish to start a career in information technology. There are several subsectors in Information Technology such as;

-Programming
-Software Development
-Web Design/Development
-Mobile Application Development
-Networking/Server Administration
-Big Data
-Multimedia (Designs and Graphics)
-Cloud
-Hardware Engineering
-Security and several others that abound.

If you think you are proficient in any of the above sub-sectors, then you go ahead to identify how to harness your skills and put it into work.
For beginners without any skill set to function in any of the above sub-sectors, you should find which sub-sector interests you to make a career out of it.

Identify where you fit it

This is the hardest part of the whole steps. Figuring out where you would fit it might be one hell of a task. Most people dive into Information Technology as beginners due to several reasons which include but not limited to;

Passion
Getting a job
Making a fortune out of the career.
Whichever of the above might be your reason, then you should make some basic research to identify which sub-sector would help you achieve your purpose.
You should also understand that making a mistake while choosing your best-fit career in IT might ruin your plans. So it is best to find out where your strength lies.
These few tips would help you identify your strength;

1) Are you good with visuals and colours (You can deal with Multimedia, Graphics, and Designs)
2) Are you mathematically sound and can deal with codes, numbers? Do you pay attention to slightest details? (Programming, software development and mobile application development might suit you)
3) Are you good with your hands? Can you handle tools? Are you comfortable working with machines, hardware, and systems? (You can consider a career in networking, robotics, system Engineering, hardware Engineering, etc)

There are several other questions to consider, but I recommend you speak to an expert who will guide you while making such decisions. You can ask me via the comment section on the blog, and I will guide you through the right steps to take.

Go get the Skill

Knowing where to fit in isn’t enough if you intend to start a career in information technology with no experience. I assumed you’ve identified the right sector, now is the time to go learn the right skill that would put thousands of dollars in your pocket.

For people with no computer science background in college, you have an alternative means of learning any of these skills.
I suggest you locate any good information technology training institute in your city, register and start your studies. For those in Nigeria, I have given a sincere review of the best and cheapest training institute; you can do well to check it out.

The factors below should help you in choosing the right training school;

Infrastructure used in delivering training
Quality of facilitators
Pricing (You shouldn’t break the bank to gain ICT knowledge)
Reviews from past students (I already wrote about the best school I attended for those in Lagos)

Go for your Certifications

Getting the skill is basic while getting certified helps you become a master at your career. If you intend to work for someone or freelance, you would need to convince your clients easily with your certifications.
A certification adds basically nothing to your skills, but it presents you as a professional to either the hiring manager or your client. I would be writing about the various certifications that come with different information technology courses, so do well to get subscribe and receive it directly to your mailbox.
Getting certifications should be part of your plans if you intend to start a career in information technology as a beginner. There are free and paid certifications, but the paid ones speak volume most times.

Perfect your skills

Now you’ve gotten the necessary skill you need as an information technologist, you need to build up your portfolio and become perfect. Most times I do recommend you work as an intern (whether paid or not) to gain the experience needed as a novice.
There are several firms who are willing to give you a chance to work for them as an intern – paid or not.
Some training school like this one would give you the necessary links to firms who are willing to sign you up as an intern.

After the above steps, you can then decide to either work for a firm or become a freelance agent. To start a career in information technology as a novice might be quite difficult without guidance, and I will be willing to help answer any complex question you have.

To receive information like this most times, just visit the blog with the link below and subscribe. I would guide you all the way.


http://topwritersden.com/how-to-start-a-career-in-information-technology-for-beginners/

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by BiafranBushBoy: 2:50pm On Jan 31, 2018
For experts in the house, I think you should contribute. People always ask this question.

lalasticlala help our ministry from the IT sector!! smiley

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Dpredictor(m): 4:22pm On Jan 31, 2018
nice. Fp material
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Fela40: 4:28pm On Jan 31, 2018
nice post Sir. I already have the knowledge. I will allow beginners to ask question.

But a major challenge is the fees of most instiutions. So I advice they look for schools with less amount and high infrastructure.

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Nobody: 4:28pm On Jan 31, 2018
grin

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by marooh: 4:28pm On Jan 31, 2018
Nice one
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Angelawhite(m): 4:30pm On Jan 31, 2018
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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by BiafranBushBoy: 4:30pm On Jan 31, 2018
Fela40:
nice post Sir. I already have the knowledge. I will allow beginners to ask question.

But a major challenge is the fees of most instiutions. So I advice they look for schools with less amount and high infrastructure.

Thats why I recommend people to read the review I wrote, the school is certainly the best for those in Lagos. I don't really know about other branches sha.

This is the link http://topwritersden.com/best-training-institute-nigeria/
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by AK481(m): 4:35pm On Jan 31, 2018
Get 2 certificate CCNA and MCSA.

This will show your employers the seriousness and passion in you to learn.

Don’t spend your money learning the skill in-depth,you can only learn better in a production environment,your employer will teach you before asking you to go to site.

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by ClintonNzedimma(m): 4:35pm On Jan 31, 2018
Don't know why people classify programming as a career when it is actually a subset of e. g web development, app and software development

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by silasweb(m): 4:36pm On Jan 31, 2018
This is the kind of post that should be on front page. Thanks OP

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Edron1(m): 4:38pm On Jan 31, 2018
Pls any good place in Abuja for the training?
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Demmtek(m): 4:38pm On Jan 31, 2018
Any robotics engineering school on Nigeria i would like to enroll as a partime students am good in fixing stuff u dont wanna see my computer at home.
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Williamso(m): 4:42pm On Jan 31, 2018
Nice write up!

I would however disagree on just one point here: "Go for your Certifications"
You even added that it basically adds nothing to your skill set and I see it as a waste of money (for a career in Software Engineering. I can't speak for the others). Without the necessary skill set, a certification is not worth the paper it's printed on and crossing the HR doesn't necessarily mean crossing the tech interview.


And furthermore, any HR that bases shortlisting only on candidates' certifications should be fired ASAP

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Kmartt(m): 4:44pm On Jan 31, 2018
Make i quickly learn some of these skills
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by united4men: 4:46pm On Jan 31, 2018
I picked interest in networking & server administration for some time now, but I can only attend a part time training school. I am I.T. savy, so I think I know the basics. which training school can you recommend please and are there usually freelance jobs for people in this category?
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Jaytecq(m): 4:50pm On Jan 31, 2018
i want to get ccna cert. don't how to go about it tho
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Jaytecq(m): 4:51pm On Jan 31, 2018
united4men:
I picked interest in networking & server administration for some time now, but I can only attend a part time training school. I am I.T. savy, so I think I know the basics. which training school can you recommend please and are there usually freelance jobs for people in this category?
get certification in CCNA

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Jaytecq(m): 4:53pm On Jan 31, 2018
Williamso:
Nice write up!

I would however disagree on just one point here: "Go for your Certifications"
You even added that it basically adds nothing to your skill set and I see it as a waste of money (for a career in Software Engineering. I can't speak for the others). Without the necessary skill set, a certification is not worth the paper it's printed on and crossing the HR doesn't necessarily mean crossing the tech interview.


And furthermore, any HR that bases shortlisting only on candidates' certifications should be fired ASAP

i agree with u, BUT as far Our Kwatiri is concern, Ur cert. Speaks LOUDER

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Jaytecq(m): 4:54pm On Jan 31, 2018
AK481:
Get 2 certificate CCNA and MCSA.

This will show your employees the seriousness and passion in you to learn.

Don’t spend your money learning the skill in-depth,you can only learn better in a production environment,your employee will teach you.
Best comment have seen so far today. u ar on point bro
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Darey00(m): 4:56pm On Jan 31, 2018
I wanted to go for Networking, but after finishing my service, I was scared off by the high training cost, not to talk of the CCNA exams itself, and considering it expires every 3 years(i believe), I made a calculated risk and decided to teach myself web development.
You may choose to go to Training centers if you have the cash, which is low by the way... Alabian is a very good place, or if you are like me with not much money you have to bet on yourself and teach yourself...
-freecodecamp.com
-codeacademy.com
-udemy.com
- Udacity.com
-Google
-YouTube

the list is endless

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by marvin902(m): 4:57pm On Jan 31, 2018
all these certifications are just too much self... undecided
ccna,cisco
you dont have cert it seems your not ready..
abeg any sys/net admin in the house
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by SirNumeroUno: 5:01pm On Jan 31, 2018
Informative article.
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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by diamond88(m): 5:01pm On Jan 31, 2018
any training class for mbileapplication development?
Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by Williamso(m): 5:02pm On Jan 31, 2018
Jaytecq:


i agree with u, BUT as far Our Kwatiri is concern, Ur cert. Speaks LOUDER
Wrong. I know many people in "Our Kwatiri" making it in the industry without any certification. Heck, almost all of them are even self-taught (No money spent on any shitstitute)

Whatever you do, just be good at it

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Re: How To Start A Career In Information Technology As A Novice In Nigeria by anytexy: 5:02pm On Jan 31, 2018
For those in Nigeria, I have given a sincere review of the best and cheapest training institute; you can do well to check it out.

Where exactly please?

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