There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that computers are here to stay, and there’s also a good chance that much of the workforce will become eventually find employment as freelancers or specialists in computer-related skills.
There are many different types of computer and programming paths for the future, but today we’ll discuss how to become a Microsoft Windows expert for your dream job after college.
What type of job do you want?
It’s important to answer that question, but it’s a difficult one to answer in simple form. It’s much easier to break down the question into the following parts:
Area of interest
What types of products and services do you use? What interests you, such that you might enjoy working on it?
Types of work in your area of interest
What types of jobs relate to the products and services that you’re interested in? Find some real job listings on sites like Monster.com or your local Craigslist employment ads. You’ll see which ones require knowledge in Microsoft Windows, and to what extent.
From there, you can determine how to begin learning Microsoft Windows at an expert level. There are books and websites that can help you, but the easiest way to become an expert is to utilize tutorials that allow you work at your own pace and show you visually what an in-person teacher might show you.
Watch and learn your way to expert-level work
Online videos are a great way to learn how to become an expert at nearly anything, but many people become discouraged when they find they can’t find enough training or practical applications to be beneficial for their objectives.
It makes sense, since the most common providers of video online (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) are free of charge to the user in most instances. And what type of advice and training is free? Rationally speaking, the type that isn’t valuable or actionable. Most of these types of videos are simple teasers, or sometimes even intended purely for entertainment and largely inaccurate from a training standpoint.
A much safer and higher quality approach to online learning would be to subscribe to an education-based or training-based learning forum, where you can work at your own pace and get all the information you need to be an expert.