Bachelor of IT was my major. I would like to move into Information Assurance in the near future, for now I need the basic understandings (thus why I am looking at IT Support and Administration, because my plans are to go far beyond that in the technical sense, to the very core of computing) of IT to
A) get my funds to get more training (post-grad in University) and;
B) get me the experience that I require
And additionally - I am 100% english (Australian), my english is very fluent in that case, as bad as my accent may be
Know anybody that needs a desperate IT guy?
Thanks for your replies guys, I really appreciate all of the input - I have taken it all onboard.
Re: Min07 - You can disagree but the fact remains you are wrong.
@TheBrit - it doesn't matter in this isntance. I can do both
Sure I would also caution that most companies value experience over certificates/book learning. Realistically you are competing with local graduates with at least similar skill sets to you, plus significant language advantages. It is hard to think how you would persuade an employer to sponser you over a local who speaks the same language as 90% of employers here.. Sorry to be so blunt but as someone who has worked in IT teams here in Hong Kong thats how I see it..
This isn't a debate about which wins, for home use I own a number of Macs, because I have used them all my life and enjoy them. At work our company uses a hybrid of Macs AND PCs. Best of both worlds, if you ask me.
I am not sure which segment of the market you are aiming at? You indicate you are a jack of all trades, and that is ideally suited to smaller companies who don't have specialists for desktop, database admins or server support etc. However, the vast majority of smaller companies here would be Cantonese speaking, with very few opportunities for English only staff.
If you are pitching at a larger company, then they tend to employ a SQL Server DBA, or a desktop guy, or a UNIX sysadmin, or a Java programmer. However, most employers look for experience for these roles, and again are in plentiful supply locally.
If you like us know more about where you want to go (and why Hong Kong) then you might get more useful answers.