What job would best suit me

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  1. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    i love computers and am not sure what filed I should go into I love fixing and building computers but I also like cyber secert and taking down badies in the dark web is there a job that can give me the best of both worlds or will I have to choose
     
  2. Scarlet

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    Erm... I'd say do some research before looking into "taking down badies in the dark web". I feel like you've been watching too much TV.
     
  3. Hells Malice

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    You should definitely be an English teacher.
     
  4. linuxares

    linuxares GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Technical Phone Support, afterwards you will just wanna go out and beat anyone really.
     
  5. Hanafuda

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    Be a pharmacist. Getting there is a lot of work, but once you're licensed and have a job, it's cush. Play with computers on the weekend. When you get a little older, play on your boat or drive around your vintage Porsche on the weekend. Don't listen to that school counselor 'do what you love' bullshit -- do what makes you enough money that you can do what you love when you're not working.
     
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  6. H1B1Esquire

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    Earth, bro-dude.
    Try to apprentice with a repair man or work for Geek Squad. Usually, those people paid to 'takedown badies in the dark web' are either trained with the military's cyber unit or people who have to work with the government to avoid going to jail/reduce their sentence.
     
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    Become the hacker known as 4chan
     
  8. rileysrjay

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    For some reason this thread reminds me of the scene in Napoleon Dynamite where Napoleon lists all the skills that girls want a guy to have:
     
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  9. FAST6191

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    Building and fixing computers is largely the grunt work of the IT world. There are those places that do component level repair but with most devices being cheap to buy you will then mostly find yourself fixing macbooks. I have no doubt the average sysadmin could set up a computer but when you are being paid a lot of money for knowing how to keep the servers running you get someone else in to swap out dead hard drives and graphics cards which cooked themselves.

    Security does have grunt work options as well (a lot of the security firms have divisions which use prebaked tools and people almost cold off the street taught to use those) but as others said the hardcore stuff tends to be law enforcement. There are private sector security firms which do similar things but it is less taking down bad guys and more creating exploits and telling your client how you did it, or in house investigations/private investigator IT specialists.

    Combining the two may end up like becoming a brain surgeon to then take a job as a school nurse.
     
  10. DinohScene

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    Join the digital policeforce then.
    It atleast gives you some action.
     
  11. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein More coffee, please!

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    What about professional chef at McDonalds? /s
     
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    Start in entry level IT. Check if the local police has a cyber crimes unit. Become a whitehat hacker for the government. Hack Nintendo Switch, report the hack to Nintendo, get paid and never have to work again.
     
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    You live in America so could join the FBI?
     
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    Make another season of "How to Catch a Predator".
     
  15. Youkai

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    Like always FAST6191 gives one of the best answers ^^

    But than again the main question would be "how much do you know?"

    I went into basic IT support with over 20 years of working/playing with computers... I started playing around in BIOS and windows including OS installation and stuff with the age of 7 still I didn't know lots of stuff.

    If you want to go into it security you have to go to university and learn a lot there ...
    Do you know how IP header are build ? Do you know the RFCs ? Any idea about the all known ports and protocols ?...
     
  16. BORTZ

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    First off, stay in school lol
     
  17. lcie nimbus

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    finish school, then look for a job, if you take down baddies on the dark net, how about you think a little ambitously and take down the entire dark net in one shot ??
     
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    Why would you want to take down the entire dark net?
     
  19. lcie nimbus

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    give me one reason why NOT to want to
     
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