So about a year and a half ago, right before the pandemic hit hard, I was really looking for a job with health benefits. I interviewed with a company for entry-level helpdesk, only to be told that even though I've been a System Admin for 5 years, I wasn't quite qualified to be hired as an entry-level helpdesk because I didn't have a "traditional education". I was told "traditional education teaches discipline", while they overlooked my military background. I could say lots of things about this situation but I'll tell you what I did about it instead. I used my remaining 10 months of G I Bill to take some instructor-led certificate prep.
Over the last 10 months, I've gotten 8 certificates to include:
And some basic MTA, and Linux certs
Saturday afternoon wrapped up my last exam (Net+) and I'm due to graduate with a 100% Cumulative GPA, what's considered to be the Dean's List (x2), and every certification knocked out on the 24th.
Probably looking at finding a DoD job if possible now that I've got the Sec+, with an active Security clearance.
Anyway, I just wanted to tell someone, thanks for reading.