Computer Geek Seeks Tech Job
Computer geek is one of the titles that I proudly hold. Yet, I wear many other hats in my life also. It all started about 1990, around the time of discovery of the Internet. I did get out of the military almost 10 years before.
My youth was pretty traumatic. I assure you that I am doing fine and do not want to recall the past anymore.
I started tinkering with computers in the early 1990s. It was my goal to figure out how the windows programs and hardware worked.
About 1998, I was already becoming a computer geek and learned to format a hard drive. Within a few years, flashed my first BIOS. My first cable modem came in about 2000. Goodbye AOL!
Computer Geek in Training
It wasn’t until 2003, when I took a personal computer repair correspondence course and did remarkably well. I got an overall score for the course of about 97%. It was a self-teaching way of learning.
When I got my diploma, the educational institution from which I received it, sent me books. The books and information were about how to get Computing Technology Industry Association, CompTIA, A+ certification.
The A+ was earned in 2004 and later that year, I also got the Network+ certification. I started doing some work for family and some referrals from family. Furthermore, I was officially a computer geek but did not make that much money.
I started looking at other options in 2006, and that was the year I started back to college after several attempts right after high school and in the early 1990s.
Back then, I bombed my grades at the four-year college, I went to before, after graduating with an overall 4.0 GPA at a two-year college I never attended before in 2009 with an Associate of Applied Science degree.
I had to swipe the slate clean by getting academic clemency, which means I would never graduate with honors from the four-year college. At, least I ended up with a B average or with over an overall 3.0 GP.
Thus, I was okay with that and graduated from there in 2014 when I was over the age of 50. During these later college years, I learned more about web design and development along with some programming.
Computer Geek Delves Into New Fields
Just recently, I became a certified nursing assistant and geriatric caregiver, but I still claim to be a computer geek.
The job market is nil where I am at right now, but my wife and I are settled in a small town and don’t want to move.