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Windows 7: How Would You Rate Your Computer Skill Level?

View Poll Results: How Would You Rate Your Computer Skill Level?
Beginner or New Computer User (noob) 2 2.30%
Novice User 1 1.15%
Average User 4 4.60%
Above Average User 20 22.99%
Advanced User / Geek 42 48.28%
Computer Expert / IT Professional 18 20.69%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

30 Oct 2009   #11
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I don't consider myself an expert by any means...but as a job title and holder of certifications...I do consider myself an IT Pro

I am not flaunting that I do...I just figured I would mention it
Yes, certifications are important, but I know many "pros" who are "paper certs" only - that means they memorized or braindumped what they needed to pass the cert exam.
But when it come to "real world" application and/or problem solving... they cant do squat!


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30 Oct 2009   #12
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
I don't consider myself an expert by any means...but as a job title and holder of certifications...I do consider myself an IT Pro

I am not flaunting that I do...I just figured I would mention it
Yes, certifications are important, but I know many "pros" who are "paper certs" only - that means they memorized or braindumped what they needed to pass the cert exam.
But when it come to "real world" application and/or problem solving... they cant do squat!
Which is why I consider myself an exception...

...and use this forum as a training ground. If you can survive against the issues here (with this forum being accessible to the world)...you can survive easily as a support give to a gorup of end users that you might have to manage
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30 Oct 2009   #13
ba5ik

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

I chose Computer Expert/ IT professional even though I only have my A+ I got at 16... But I am now the Senior System Build Technician for a small Canadian PC company... which means I don't even build or software systems anymore I just make sure everyone is up to speed, doing their jobs and help out when issues arise.
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30 Oct 2009   #14
awenthol

7 Pro x64
 
 

What's "Above Average"???? I can usually figure out what's wrong with something and how to fix it, but on the other hand, I would definitely not say I'm anywhere near an expert...
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30 Oct 2009   #15
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by awenthol View Post
What's "Above Average"???? I can usually figure out what's wrong with something and how to fix it, but on the other hand, I would definitely not say I'm anywhere near an expert...
I would define Average...in relation to Computer Skills...as someone who can operate the computer at a basic level

I would define basic as someone who can start the computer...browse the web...install new programs that don't require tech knowledge (Firefox for example)...check email...shutdown the computer...ask for assistance and understand such assistance in an acceptable manner

If you are above average...those things above should be natural for you while harder concepts may be still "over your head"
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30 Oct 2009   #16
BeechV35Pilot

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I am fortunate to be paid for my IT work so by the strictest of definitions I am a professional. As this level is unfortunately blended with the "EXPERT" category I look at it like a tax write-off: If I am eligible I will take it, despite the risk of audit.
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30 Oct 2009   #17
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BeechV35Pilot View Post
I am fortunate to be paid for my IT work so by the strictest of definitions I am a professional. As this level is unfortunately blended with the "EXPERT" category I look at it like a tax write-off: If I am eligible I will take it, despite the risk of audit.
LMAO...I know exactly what you mean

Lets see if others know what you mean...
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30 Oct 2009   #18
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Id go for Above Average for myself,while id know some more advanced but its limited.

So how about limited advanced user lol

Im still trying to broaden my knowledge using here (looking at nearly every thread lol) and tutorials etc while applying for advanced PC courses.
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30 Oct 2009   #19
ttthomasss123

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well technically I am an IT pro. I work at the canyon park server facility for Microsoft. I am a server technician there. But really, my day consists of downloading any big files I need to using their 100MB/s connection, twittle my thumbs, and watch movies. And occasionally deploy a new server, pull some new fiber optic cables, and sometimes fix the problems with the servers when a ticket comes in.

But other than that, its pretty damn boring. I went to their Bravern lab once, and damn. They have some amazing stuff there. They even have a 1GB/s connection I want that in Canyon Park lol.

Techincally speaking, I am an IT pro, I have all the papers, a masters in computer science, and MS certs, Cisco certs, all that stuff. But it all doesn't help me too much with Windows 7 when I'm used to $100,000 servers lol.
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30 Oct 2009   #20
edilee012

Win7 64
 
 

You can always learn something you didn't know from other people in forums like this!

I myself repair and build PC as a hobby and I frequent many forums and am offering help and advice more than asking for it but I DO ask for it when I run into something I am clueless about or have found some oddity which I am good at LOL. Once fixed a laptop in under 10 minutes that a group of CERTIFIED technicians said was fried turns out it was not and was actually a very simple fix.
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