I'm Having Trouble Picking a Field/Specification in IT
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I've been on here a few times a while back, but I was never really serious. I ended up doing something unrelated to IT, but my love of the field has brought me back, and this time I really am serious about breaking into the field. I somewhat recently graduated college with a Liberal Arts degree(don't get me started on the waste of time and money), and that is obviously not helping me get into the computer field. What I hope will, though, is the fact that I've been working with computers as a hobby for over 10 years now. I just don't have any idea as to which fields are the most "open." As in, where is there room to get in? My knowledge is fairly varied, but I have been using Linux exclusively for around 7 years. I know quite a bit about just about every major distro, and have set up plenty of home and small servers. Would getting Linux certs be a good path? What about programming? I've done some Python and Java, and I do like that as well. I am by no means a master, but I'm willing to work at it. I've always been interested in security as well. I don't really have any experience there except for basic anti-virus/securing server knowledge, but it seems interesting. Of the things that I mentioned, is there something that stands out as a real opportunity? I'm willing to invest the time(not working right now) and some money to get to where I need to be. Thank you.
Apply anyway. Worse thing they can say is no.
Why not start with RHCSA? RHCE is an expensive test if I remember right.
RHCSA isn't and is like the CCNA of Red-Hat.
Then try to get a job with that maybe? Save some money, get some income, then go forward.
There are websites that connect developers and customers for short-term, simple engagements. This would be a great way to help boost your resume and give you more to talk about in the interview process. Here's a website that list the websites I'm talking about, however if someone has personal experience with one of these feel free to chime in
19 Sites to Hire a Developer or Designer » Practical Ecommerce
If you like Linux and programing, try doing web development and administration. It's really easy to get into web development; start by making websites for friends and/or small businesses for free (or cheap), and use that as a profile for bigger or full time jobs.