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    Hey folks, I'm 22 years old, at this point in my life I want to be successful in life. So lately I've been looking into expanding my knowledge in computers & technology. Technology incredibly fascinates me. Are there college online certification courses that I'm not aware of such as laptop engineering, smartphones engineering, tablets engineering, camera engineering, data recovery, electronics screen repair for monitors etc, computer components engineering blu ray drive etc. & headphone digital audio engineering? What college has the best online course on computer software engineering, I'm interested in learning how to program os & security software.
     
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    If you're seriously interested I actually suggest actually going to a community or tech school to get hands on training. The best teacher is experience and hard to get that just online. I would use online courses to build on a foundation that has already been started.


    Please keep your response only to this particular topic. I saw this while cleaning the forum and actually felt this subject of whether to do online training or a school to be beneficial because many have this question. And this goes beyond just tech.

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    But good topic as we are all constantly striving to learn new things
     
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    If you want to get into IT, college always helps, but certifications and experience are more important. When I was getting into IT, I found an unpaid internship, and studied for my A+ exam, both while still working full-time with a family. I don't regret IT at all, but I'm at a point in my life where I may need to take the next leap in the field.
     
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    what specific certifications do you recommend I acquire? what are the best IT schools in Indiana with hands on learning computer science/computer software engineering?
     
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    My first certification was a basic Microsoft Windows certification offered by Microsoft. They've since done away with it, though. I moved on from that to A+. I'm currently working on Cisco.

    As for schools, I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with Indiana.