A career in IT can be fast way to help professionals find a new path or expand their career prospects. Simon Lear, a New Horizons student, shared his life experience with our blog to show how determination and study changed his trajectory.
Just four years ago, Simon was unemployed after running his own business for a couple of years. At this point he decided that he could try for a career in technology, an employment sector with huge growth here in Ireland and abroad. He came to New Horizons through SOLAS (formerly FAS) - Further Education and Training Authority. SOLAS was running a program to help people to get the qualifications needed to achieve their professional goals.
At New Horizons, Simon started his IT career from scratch. He chose the Cisco path and completed the Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Part 1 v2.0 (ICND1) and Cisco® Interconnecting Cisco® Networking Devices Part 2 v2.0 (ICND2). After the course, he started one internship to gain the experience required to achieve his goal and today he is a Network Engineer at Syncreon, a multinational company. For those starting out and want to get into the industry, “Show the desire to get experience, work for peanuts if you have to”.
Attaining the Cisco certifications was extremely important from Simon`s perspective, as a lot of companies are seeking certified professionals. “It is also one opportunity to show employers requirement of constant learning”. Now Simon just achieved one more goal in his career, he is CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional in Routing and Switching certified.
For his next step, Simon is studying to do another Cisco exam in order to achieve another certification. CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional in Wireless is his next undertaking.
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