Should I go to college or get my IT certifications?

Episode 1042 (33:42)

Paul from Wallace, MI

Paul wants to know if he should get IT certifications or go to a local junior college. Leo says that Paul could spend thousands at a private school getting IT certificates. Community colleges are very affordable. So that's where Leo would suggest going.

Certifications don't equal skills, however. The best way to get IT skills are on the job training or learning from real IT guys. But to get the first IT job, it's often necessary to get the certs. It's very valuable for job hunting.

Leo also recommends spending some time at ITPro.TV. He can learn a lot from that channel, and it'll prepare him for taking the certifications tests.

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