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Getting an IT Help Desk Job For Dummies by Tyler Regas

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Chapter 4

The Education and the Mindset

In This Chapter

  • Getting to know yourself, your options, and your capabilities
  • Discovering the manifold aspects of the college education and beyond
  • Finding out that learning is never the end of learning

One thing that is critical to any future is education. You cannot skip schooling of some kind. You cannot bypass higher education and expect to become a real success. Statistically, very few people who lack a formal education become very successful. The self-made man is a Hollywood trope based on a few industrious people from the last turn of the century.

In order to create the perfect platform from which to launch yourself, you need the foundation that only a good education can provide. I cannot be more clear. Did I mention getting an education is really, really important? You may hear this message a few more times in this chapter.

In this chapter, I talk about the forms of education that you can get, the time you will need to commit, and the skills they can give you. I strongly suggest that you don't skip this chapter.

Learning Your Way to Success

A solid education, no matter what type, is a powerful tool that you will use for the rest of your life. Self-education is an excellent skill to expand your personal horizons, but nothing beats a formal education.

For the first 18 years of almost everyone's life, much of your time is dedicated to school. Moving on to higher education isn't difficult, but it's not for everyone. Thankfully, a number ...

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