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  • 1.
  • 2. NOT THIS TYPE OF NOT OF GEEK
  • 3. THIS TYPE OF GEEK!!!
  • 4. What is a geek?
    • A person who is interested in technology, especially computing and new media. Geeks are adept with computers, and use the term hacker in a positive way, though not all are hackers themselves.
    • 5. A person with a devotion to something in a way that places him or her outside the mainstream. This could be due to the intensity, depth, or subject of their interest. This definition is very broad but because many of these interests have mainstream endorsement and acceptance, the inclusion of some genres as "geeky" is heavily debated. Persons have been labeled as or chosen to identify as physics geeks, mathematics geeks, engineering geeks, sci-fi geeks, computer geeks…..
    • 6. A more recent school of thought sees nerd as being a derogatory phrase, whilst geek is simply a description. It is taken to be someone who is an enthusiast, often in things outside of the mainstream spectrum, of note is that in this definition, there is no reference to being socially inept in the slightest.
    Wikipedia
  • 7. iPod music list
  • IT PAYS TO BE A GEEK!!!
    Larry Ellison CEO of Oracle Corporation
    Net Personal Wealth – $28 Billion
    Steve Jobs
    Former CEO of Apple
    Personal Net Worth
    $5.5 Billion
    Bill Gates Former CEO of Microsoft
    Personal Net Worth
    $ 53 Billion
  • 16. IT PAYS TO BE A GEEK
    Lisa Jones /CEO of Eyemail
    Develops customized marketing
    stategies that deliver audio and
    video content via email
    2009 revenues - $300,000
    2010 revenues – expected to
    exceed $1,000,000.
    Amos WinbushIII / CEO of CyberSynchs L.L.C
    Phone data and backup recover
    2009 revenues - $ 2,000,000
    2010 revenues - expected to exceed $4,000,000
    Because of recent partnerships with Sun,
    Samsung, and Microsoft BizSpark.
    Phara McLachlan /Founder/CEO of Animus Solutions Inc.
    Provides best practices consulting and implementation services to accomplish I.T. asset management, software license compliance, I.T. infrastructure and library based IT security and services management goals. 2009 revenues exceeded $1,000,000.
    www.blackenterprise.com
  • 17. An opportunity is only as good as the person who can take advantage of it --me
  • 18. How did I get here?
  • 19. Hang with the geeks.
    By this I mean seek out others who are also interested and passionate about I.T. Don’t be afraid to engage with others just because they may seem “geeky”. The term “geek” is overstated nowadays anyhow. We are not the pocket protector wearing, high water pants, never interact with members of the opposite sex, people that we are portrayed as being in movies. There are “geeks” everywhere. You’d be shocked as to who is a fellow “geek”.
  • 20. Organizations
    www.blacksintechnology.net
    www.bdpa.org
    www.blacksgonegeek.org
  • 21. Get a computer, break it, then fix it.
    Nothing beats hands on experience. Reading a book is good for theory but some of the real word problems you will encounter are not in any books. Do something wacky to the computer then learn how to fix it. Google the error if you have to. Google is a great tool.
    Craigslist
    Ebay
    Local Company going out of business or buying new equipment.
  • 22. Learn the basics then move on to bigger things.
    learning hardware and operating system fundamentals (installation, file system structure, how hardware interacts with the OS, etc.) before you move into more complex areas. The A+ certification exam is a good start for most. It teaches you about hardware and operating system basics.
    Network+ is a good certification for those wanting to move into the network/sysadmin/network security side of I.T.
  • 23. Learn TCP/IP.
    Since the fundamentals of networking rely and use TCP/IP, I suggest learning as much as you can about it. I am learning new stuff about it every day. TCP/IP is the building block behind the internet and networking as a whole. Learning it is key in understanding networks.
  • 24. Find out what part of I.T. you want to focus on and bust your butt to learn it.
    Online resources
    Subscribe to newsletters and RSS feeds from reputable IT sites
    Google, Google, Google
    Read books on current technologies
    For Dummies books
    Certifications
    A+
    Hardware and Operating System
    Network+
    Networking basics
    Linux+
    Linux Operating System basics
    Microsoft Certifications
    Administration of desktop as well as server operating systems.
    CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate)
    Advanced networking concepts
  • 25. Get a job working as a technical support analyst.
    Volunteer work
    Churches
    Community Centers
    Family and friends
    Tech Support Analyst
    Desktop Support
    Helps with honing basic troubleshooting skills
    Learns how IT enterprise infrastructure works
  • 26. College education
    Not a prerequisite but definitely helps
    Coop programs
    I.T. management requires it
    CIO, CTO, CSO
    IT Manager
    IT Director
    Analytical thinking skills
    Troubleshooting
    Providing solutions
  • 27. Last but not least, PASSION AND DEDICATION.
    Have to want it in order to gain it
    No dedication leads to being left behind
    Be passionate in what you do
    Dedicate yourself to what you want to learn
  • 28. I.T. Job Salaries
  • 29. Top Tech Certifications that keep Workers in Demand
    Vmware Certified Professional (VCP)
    Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
    Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
    Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
    Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
    6. Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)
    7. Citrix Certified Administrator (CCA)
    8. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
    9. Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
    10. Sun Certified Programmer for JAVA