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|My Future Is At Stake! Expert Advice Needed by paullo240: 12:26pm On Nov 30, 2019|
I sincerely need your advice, I am a final student agriculture, and I have been thinking about my future after school.... I have decided to learn any of the IT skills but I have confused choosing between CCNA and android apps development...... which of them is better in terms of higher chances of employment, money, better future, you know........
|Re: My Future Is At Stake! Expert Advice Needed by bassdow(m): 1:33pm On Nov 30, 2019|
Don't and Never make the Mistake of Venturing into something based on Financial Gains.
We expect Our Hubby or Work to Pay our Bills but venturing or choosing a Career path based on Financial Gains is a failure from Start.
Agriculture is Large and Lucrative enough all you need is to be Creative in Thinking. You can even be Self employed with Less Headaches and on small Scale and grow from there while you Learn the ropes.
You're an Agric student, you should be looking for something within such axis except you're confident Your knowledge in Computers is above Basic and Have Problem Solving Skills which is very important.
Science related Occupations/Professions require above basic Problem Solving Skills and Determinations to make any headway as You can't rely on Superstitious beliefs.
If your True interests in Computing stems from the adverts and mouther watering things You see Online, just don't waste your time. It's same with almost every profession and occupations BUT in most Science related Professions, you can't hide behind Certifications and the likes.
...and if you really honestly want to put in what it takes, then a Good starting point is Identifying what area in Computing you're more comfortable in - Some of Us are Server administrators, Designers, Programmers, etc.
Computing is very wide and you just can't belong to everywhere.
You need to do research to understands the different Areas of Computing and where you can fit in.
if you're naturally good with Designs, Graphics or Web Design (don't mistake it for Web Development) or other Design oriented aspects of computing should be your starting point.
if good with Solving problems, coming up with solutions, Programming should be where you look at though if you're good in other angles, you can decide which to choose from.
Understand it takes time to get enough knowledge to even satisfy the Most Basic requests of a Client. Don't be in a Hurry, just be serious about it and you wouldn't know when You're already Servicing clients.
Never relate with Cobblers parading as Web Developers - some have fancy Offices and some even run Lectures. I refer to Cobblers as those who all they know is Download ready-made Plugins, themes, Modules, etc and Couple them together.
Also forget about Certifications even if you intend working in cooperate organizations. You can't hide behind Certificates in this Line of Field.
No One Learns Computing attending WorkShops. You can't Learn computing and be averagely Proficient in it in Less than 1-year.
You learn enough to start attending to Basic projects and learn from there. In other words, you get better everyday as you solve more problems.
A Good Lawyer or Doctor or Mechanic or Whatever even if it's an Electrician didn't get so Good under 3-years. it took them years out of which the Doctor must have killed some Patients, the Lawyer must have Lost some Cases, the electrician must have spoilts some electronics, the mechanic must have damaged some Engines, etc but as long as they kept learning from their Mistakes, they kept improving.
Today there's Windows 10 and there's IPhone 11 but these weren't there starting points. They kept improving and learning to get to where they are today.
If you decide to attend Tutorials/WorkShops (which you can even get free Online), take it as an Introductive Guide and nothing more.
Pay Money to No One. From my calculation, all it should cost You is Your PC (Laptop / Desktop) and Mobile Data (₦500 should be enough for a Month since this would be the Learning stage with less Real Projects. Need to download Large files, do such at Night from a friend or using a Plethora of Cheap Night Data plans which are as low as ₦25 ).
You don't even need an expensive PC. Any would do till you out grow it's strength.
Your Greatest Expense is going to be Your Determination and nothing More. When You're Determined, You wouldn't even mind How Much Time you invests and How Much Sleep You Loose.
Once again, make no mistake of Starting or going into anything primarily for Monetary Gains especially if it's Science related because there would sure be a Time when things would get Tough. It's your WHY that would keep or Stop you Moving ahead.
I don't LIVE on Nairaland and only comes around once in a while. I might never see subsequent responses even if it's a mention.
Goodluck and Bye for Now
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|Re: My Future Is At Stake! Expert Advice Needed by MountainView: 2:23pm On Nov 30, 2019|
This guy just answered your question
|Re: My Future Is At Stake! Expert Advice Needed by ToyinDipo(m): 2:55pm On Nov 30, 2019|
Sooner or later we all realize it's all about money, the sooner the better. I advice you venture into android programming, from there you can even learn and master any other aspect of programming. A lot of opportunities in programming world, more than agriculture today, if you are good. You can even implement a project related to agriculture.
|Re: My Future Is At Stake! Expert Advice Needed by makavele: 5:08pm On Nov 30, 2019|
As in , he took his time and over-answered it . . .
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