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The Ultimate Resource Guide for IT career changers and entry level technology professionals

Updated: Apr 11, 2023

There are so many resources available to support you on your journey as you enter the workforce or starting a career change. I wanted to provide you all with a few resources to get you on your way even if it’s simply gains you a knowledge base or exposure. Resources can come in the form of People, Places and Tools!

Educational resources:

LinkedIn Learning - over 13,000 on demand courses from tech support to personal development.

Codeacademy - free online courses on 12 of the most common programming languages

EdX (one of my favs) - library of courses often partnered with educational institutions that include on-demand videos and interactive lessons typically in a weekly format.

Grow with Google - course selection ranges from AI/ML to Digital Marketing specifically there's a Google Developers Training curated by Google Engineers

KevTech IT Support - curated videos by Kevin Apolinario on Desktop Support, Helpdesk, and IT interview prep

Harvard University CS50 certifications - courses from Intro to Computer Science to Intro in Game Development (currently enrolled) lead to a certification.

Tools:

Data Visualization – Tableau, SQL

Project Management - Atlassian Jira & Trello

Cloud Computing – AWS, Microsoft, Google

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – Hubspot, AirTable

Enterprise Resource Planning – openSAP: Free SAP training

Network monitoring & Analysis – Solarwinds

IT ticketing systems: Spiceworks, HubSpot Help Desk, Jira Service Desk

Troubleshooting: Logmein123

Operating Systems: Windows 10, Linux (open source)

Antivirus detection: Malwarebytes

Conferences:

NVIDIA GTC: Sep 19 – Sep 22 / Virtual

Grace Hopper Celebration “Next is Now”: Sep 20 – Sep 23 / Orlando & Virtual/In-person

Intel Innovation: Sep 27 – Sep 28 / San Jose, CA

DevOps World: Sep 28 – Sep 29: Orlando – largest gathering of DevOps leaders, practitioners, and contributors

Google Cloud Next “22: Oct 11 – Oct 13 / Location: TBD

Women in Tech: Oct 20 – Oct 21 / Boston

BITCON – Blacks in Technology: Oct 26 – Oct 28 / Orlando

AfroTech 2022: Nov 13 – Nov 17 / Austin

AWS re:Invent: Nov 28 – Dec 2 / Las Vegas


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