thanks for the info.
I was kinda figuring that.. I could get an A+ cert easy as Ive been playing with computers since the AIM 65 back in the late 70s but never got into programming aside from a small amount 6502 and z80 assembly stuff and later some Visual Basic for DOS.. wish I had now though.
but A+ would only get me stuff like repair and I dont think I could heave around computers from bench to bench all day
I know a bit about home networking but nothing that would get me into a decent job
looks like maybe some night courses in programming or networking are in order..
on that note.. would a job doing network maint have a lot of physical stuff (tracing bad cables, twisting around to see behind racks, having to go up into dropped ceilings etc)? or is it mainly a desk job?