OK here's the deal - I'm really desperate to start working in IT.
I've had an interest in computers since the age of 11 (now late 20s) and have spent my far too much of my free time building and tinkering with more computers than I can remember and troubleshooting all my friends/family's computer, phones etc etc. After years of people saying "why do you not work in IT", I've decided to finally take the plunge and try and get IT support work. I have no formal experience or training yet. I feel I have had an epiphany recently and finally accepted that computing and computers are my one true (non-human!) passion in life and I am desperate to achieve!! I'm totally realistic in that I realise my first few jobs will probably suck.
The route I am look at is to get my 70 270 basic XP exam done within a month and then apply to IT recruitment agencies. While this is going on, I'm going to do the 70 680 basic Windows 7 exam to try and give myself another feather in my cap.
What do you think of my plan? Should I be taking another route? Is the XP exam worth doing with the rollout of windows 7 around the corner? Any advice gratefully received!