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Windows 7: Just wondering about computer experience

19 Nov 2014   #11
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I've got a bunch of degrees (including Graduate) and, having retired recently after 40 years in Computer Systems Engineering, I know something about what it takes to get hired and to succeed, and what I will offer is that if your career interest is in Information Systems Security, having spent a few years in InfoSec, I can tell you that most hiring managers for that role would consider time spent posting on this forum as a hobby, NOT as experience.

I wish I could say that all experience matters, but truthfully, the IT industry (being now very different than when I started out), has become the land of Specialists -- with the value of certifications vastly outweighing that of degrees. If you want to have a career in InfoSec, then you should seriously look into ISC certification. In many cases, having such certifications is a prerequisite to even being interviewed for a job.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing specialties in IT. If you pursue certs and jump in now, you will have the benefit of getting in early, into something that is only going to grow and prosper over the years.


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19 Nov 2014   #12
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sugarcake18 View Post
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Hi and welcome to 7F. Probably if you successfully helped people resolve their issues it couldn't hurt to put on your resume. Grammar is important but seems it's becoming a forgotten art so if you use it correctly you'll stand out amongst the crowd
Thanks man for that awesome feedback and quick response both of you are awesome. :)
In the interest of grammar and being taken seriously, you might try to remove the word "awesome" from your vocabulary.

Otherwise, you might be taken as simply another like, you know, dude. Maybe an awesome dude, but a generic and unremarkable dude like every other, nonetheless. I mean, like, you know what I'm sayin'?

I recently read a comment by an IT manager who was responsible for hiring many college grads in their 20s. He was astonished that many of them were entirely bound up in the mobile culture, Facebook, Internet lingo, instant messaging, acronyms, iPhones, and the rest of it. They had trouble communicating in ordinary written or spoken sentences in standard English.

WTF, LOL, et al. But what can you expect when adolescence apparently extends beyond age 40 somewhere.

Cranky old man signing off. In the meantime, get off my lawn.
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19 Nov 2014   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
...WTF, LOL, et al. But what can you expect when adolescence apparently extends beyond age 40 somewhere...
LOL! That would include a lot of us Seniors!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
...Cranky old man signing off. In the meantime, get off my lawn.
Well, excuse us!
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19 Nov 2014   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I believe it's "totally awesome"
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19 Nov 2014   #15
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

I speak dude.

It's equal opportunity cousin:

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19 Nov 2014   #16
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sugarcake18 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shimshom View Post
Hi and welcome to 7F. Probably if you successfully helped people resolve their issues it couldn't hurt to put on your resume. Grammar is important but seems it's becoming a forgotten art so if you use it correctly you'll stand out amongst the crowd
Thanks man for that awesome feedback and quick response both of you are awesome. :)
In the interest of grammar and being taken seriously, you might try to remove the word "awesome" from your vocabulary.

Otherwise, you might be taken as simply another like, you know, dude. Maybe an awesome dude, but a generic and unremarkable dude like every other, nonetheless. I mean, like, you know what I'm sayin'?

I recently read a comment by an IT manager who was responsible for hiring many college grads in their 20s. He was astonished that many of them were entirely bound up in the mobile culture, Facebook, Internet lingo, instant messaging, acronyms, iPhones, and the rest of it. They had trouble communicating in ordinary written or spoken sentences in standard English.

WTF, LOL, et al. But what can you expect when adolescence apparently extends beyond age 40 somewhere.

Cranky old man signing off. In the meantime, get off my lawn.

This was the point I was trying to get across in post #6 but I failed.
The proof of my failure was this simple response :

Awesome information, thank you :)

Not only did he include the "A" word again but he also failed to pay attention to the "punctuation lessons" in grammar school.

Also, loose the Efin' smiley faces !


OK Mister, I'll stay off your lawn as long as you keep your poopin' mutt off mine !
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08 Dec 2014   #17
Sugarcake18

Windows 7 pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by COMPUTIAC View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sugarcake18 View Post

Thanks man for that awesome feedback and quick response both of you are awesome. :)
In the interest of grammar and being taken seriously, you might try to remove the word "awesome" from your vocabulary.

Otherwise, you might be taken as simply another like, you know, dude. Maybe an awesome dude, but a generic and unremarkable dude like every other, nonetheless. I mean, like, you know what I'm sayin'?

I recently read a comment by an IT manager who was responsible for hiring many college grads in their 20s. He was astonished that many of them were entirely bound up in the mobile culture, Facebook, Internet lingo, instant messaging, acronyms, iPhones, and the rest of it. They had trouble communicating in ordinary written or spoken sentences in standard English.

WTF, LOL, et al. But what can you expect when adolescence apparently extends beyond age 40 somewhere.

Cranky old man signing off. In the meantime, get off my lawn.

This was the point I was trying to get across in post #6 but I failed.
The proof of my failure was this simple response :

Awesome information, thank you :)

Not only did he include the "A" word again but he also failed to pay attention to the "punctuation lessons" in grammar school.

Also, loose the Efin' smiley faces !


OK Mister, I'll stay off your lawn as long as you keep your poopin' mutt off mine !
After taking a look at your posts I know my grammar was very sloppy and poor to say the least. I went back and read my posts and when looking at the smiles and the words I used it made me embarrassed and seem very unprofessional. Thank you for your input and I will take it to heart and continue to learn and improve on my grammar and punctuation skills.
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08 Dec 2014   #18
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree with the above member's where Grammar is mentioned.
As soon as one opens their mouth you can tell how smart they aren't.

"Essenbe" told me that along time ago.
DW
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08 Dec 2014   #19
COMPUTIAC

Windows 8.1.1 64bit
 
 

Sugarcake18

Thank you for posting back your findings. I thought we lost you.

Welcome back.
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08 Dec 2014   #20
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Your latest paragraph was completely and professionally written, Sugar.

Often we use slang to feel a part of a tribe. The business world can disdain this, or they can embrace it in certain industries like the tech sector where billionaires may go to work in flipflops and the former US Secretary of Treasury Tim Geitner rode to work on his skateboard when he was head of the NY Federal Reserve.

When I went to my first MS MVP Summit to meet others from around the world who are top in their fields, my Dad had railed about dressing up in slacks, dress shirt and sweaters to look respectable. I was a bit intimidated being an amateur when I started here, who has only worn a suit twice in decades which Dad loaned me. So I arrived in my roommate's dress slacks, shirt and pullover sweater - to find almost everyone there in jeans, some sloppy or ripped. I lost the slacks and have worn Levi's jeans, flannel shirts (Hey, it's Seattle) and jackets they give us every year since.

So a lot of it you need to play by ear, but always be able to dress up (or down) and use full English sentences as we try to do around here. If you're not sure what to say, listen.
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