How to build a successful IT career

Greg SFU MBA built a successful 13 year IT career in Canada from Helpdesk to IT Manager. Learn How.
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  • Lectures 21
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Greg Hung SFU MBA built a successful 13 year IT career in Vancouver Canada working his way up from the helpdesk to IT manager and Business Team Lead. Learn from unique perspective of an IT manager with 6 years leadership experience as he shares the inside knowledge of how to build a successful career in IT. How to get your start and what do you need to be successful in roles such as Technical Support, Network Administrator, to Network/ IT Manager. He packs all this knowledge into this course

  • Sample resume analysis
  • Bonus: Analysis of the cover letter that landed me my dream job
  • Meeting agenda template
  • 22 lessons 90 minutes of valuable content
  • 6 Specific lessons in depth of IT Network Manager

What are the requirements?

  • All materials are provided in the course, This is not a course to teach specific technical skills.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn about important skills you need to develop as an IT manager
  • Learn how I got the job and what you need to be successful at Tech support, Network Administrator, and IT Network Manager
  • Analyze my resume and cover letter to learn from and learn important skills for interviewing and salary negotiation
  • How to fire someone in IT and how to manage relationships with your boss and fellow IT managers
  • Actual salaries at each level and a fun topic like IT fashion

What is the target audience?

  • This course is not for people interested in learning specific IT technical skills. That is a given, and isn't enough for your to build you a successful career to the IT manager level
  • This course is for existing IT professional interested in getting to the higher levels of the corporate ladder.
  • People outside of IT interested in starting a career in IT

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting started
01:15

What is this course about? What are you doing to learn? Why take this course? What is my background. Watch on.

04:10

IT is a broad term used to refer to Information Technology or things related to computers like databases, programming, networking, and application support. I talk about what part of IT is covered in this course.

03:34

Why is IT a great profession and career path to get into?

06:40

Being a technical expert is a given to be a successful. What are the other qualities beyond that to be successful in IT?

04:09

What is the education, experience, and how to get your career started

Section 2: Tips for getting that job
02:17

What are important things to include and keep in mind on an effective resume.

07:48

We analyze a sample resume of mine to go through important points you need for your resume

03:52

We look at a copy of the cover letter that I used to land one of the most important interviews of my career. You will learn the important things to include on your cover letter.

05:00

You wrote a great cover and interview and have been invited for an Interview. Now we cover the keys to making the most of this opportunity to help you score the job

04:07

This question is going to come up sooner or later. It could come during your interview or after your interview. This is probably one of the most important questions during the interview so it makes sense to prepare for it. Learn how.

Section 3: How to get these jobs, master them, and move up the corporate ladder
05:53

How to get the role and what it takes to succeed at Tech Support. How do you prepare for a career beyond Technical support.

07:36

How I got role I was aiming for a long time. What it takes to succeed as a Network Admin and to move onto the next step of your career.

08:35

Not everyone will get a chance to this level. If you're interested in advancing your career to the Senior level watch on.

Section 4: Special:In depth coverage of skills to master being an effective Network Manager
06:07

Getting a managerial role is challenging but rewarding. Learn how to get there.

05:22

You've got the managerial role. One of the key skills and responsibilities you're going to have is to build the team and conduct effective interviews.

01:54

As a manager you need to develop new soft skills to be effective as a manager. They don't have anything with networking or visualization. Learn what they are

04:26

How do you hold effective meetings with a local and remote IT team. How do you develop a leadership style and what styles did I use?

03:10

Work as a manager long enough and you may have to fire someone. How do you go about it and in IT what are the special considerations?

04:25

How do you many relationships with other IT managers including your boss

Section 5: Summary, Quiz, and IT Fashion!
IT Mens Fashion (Bonus)
03:55
02:43

A wrap up for the course and some final thoughts to leave you with on building a successful IT career.

6 questions

A quiz for the course to test your understanding

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Instructor Biography

Greg Hung, World Explorer, Videographer, MBA, BA, Entrepreneur

Hi! I was born in South Africa but as a child my family relocated to Canada and lived most of adult life in beautiful British Columbia. I remember getting a VHS camcorder and would make and direct my own home videos with my sisters. I attended Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a Communications degree and had another opportunity to film an educational hip-hop video for earth quakes. After I graduated university I went on to have a successful IT career working 13 years in the field.As an IT manager I went onto pursue my MBA at SFU and found inspiration to start my own business and travel and film.By the time I had completed my MBA in 2011 I had found my passion travel, business, and filming.

During a wild and intense 3-year period I sold my house and purchased a camera and traveled the globe with my camera in search of adventure. I traveled to places such as Beijing, Singapore, Shanghai, The Grand Canyon, and Turks and Caicos. During this period a new revolution with the SLR camera was allowing people to create cinema quality video. I spent countless hours trying to learn everything I could from the best to hone my craft.I currently have over 100 videos on youtube and have one of the strongest travel video collections on the Internet. I recommend you check out my videos on-line if you’re interested in watching my videos.

After returning to Vancouver I planned my next travel adventure to Australia, Asia, and Taiwan. I sold my car and all my possessions and arrived in Taiwan with my essentials, camera gear, and my dreams. I currently live in Taiwan learning mandarin, teaching English, and filming travel videos.

I believe I’m a continuous learner (currently learning Mandarin) and I’m always looking for new and interesting ways to learn things.I get upset when an article gives advice or directions and it is so general it leaves out the important details. I try to provide detailed step-by-step instructions using visuals or video. I hope you find my courses interesting and I see you in there!

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