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Old 07-27-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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Hello, I currently changed my major to computer information systems / computer support.. I am getting an associates and then an going to continue into information technology. Is this the right degree for me to be doing stuff like in these videos as a hobby easily..

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Or would I need some engineering in there.... Basically I want as my job to be able to build/ fix hardware of computers (this includes having knowledge of the specifications and power requirement of the system) as well as having a fair amount of knowledge about the software so I can make the computer to the best of its abilities and be able to diagnose issues because of crashes troubleshooting, etc. As well I would like to be able to network multiple computers and device in a modern style such as to include tablets, Wi-Fi, printers, etc. Also to be able to network big businesses where it waitress a identification and pass to login to one system... I would also like to be able to encrypt data and keep it secure as all as knowing enough info on security to be able to protect the network and even just a home PC from minor hackers as well as viruses to include malware and spyware... Sorry I am a newb at this stuff and just need to know if I am going down the right path for this type of career I thought computer support would be a good start then move to IT maybe minor in cyber securitysecurity or engineering then go into business to start a computer company IDK please comment and tell me what you think.. Thank you

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you don't need a degree to build a fix problems on computers, you need practice and experience.

A degree would help in IT or engineering when it comes to things like making motherboards and components and to do things like in the video but really experience in doing it would help even more. To get parts, and putting them together to make a new computer requires google, a bit of reading of component reviews and practice.
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