If you’re reading this, you’re probably in this whizlabs to either gain insight, study tips, or maybe you’ve joined because you want to help others. Whatever your case may be, we all have the same growing passion for technology.
If you’re new to the sub, or maybe you’re stressing out about your next exam, you need to hear these words, and I need you to say them to yourself.
“You can do this.”
Too often I see people get discouraged about failing, but mostly, the fear of failing. We all come from different walks of life, some with years of IT experience and those who’ve just wanted to take a leap of faith and make a career change. Whatever your case may be, you’re here because you’ve been involved in some way with CompTIA exams.
When I first started out in the IT field, I was ignorant. I thought I knew everything, and I thought I was the best around and could not be replaced. I quickly found out that I was very wrong, and that was a very immature outlook on the situation. I enrolled in an IT vocational program at a local school, and I was surprised at the vast amount of basic knowledge that I lacked. It was then that I learned of the A+ exam. I had people tell me it was worthless, I had people say it was just so that I didn’t have to go to college, and I had people call me stupid for wanting to go into the field of IT, mostly because they didn’t understand the field. I was torn apart. I felt worthless.
My father passed away, and I was suffering from severe depression. I thought I’d never pass my exams, and I thought that I’d never go anywhere in this field. I was 16 at the time. As I grew up and took more and more CompTIA exams in addition to many other industry credential tests, I discovered that my passion for technology didn’t limit what I could accomplish. I thought I’d fail every test I’ve ever taken because I was an awful test taker, I thought I wasn’t smart enough to even pass the A+. But I’m telling you this, you can, and you will pass. Whatever exam you’re practicing for, you’ll pass. You CAN do it! Don’t let yourself get down in the gutter, and never ever feel inadequate. You may feel like the dumbest person on earth, but if you have that passion, and that dedication, you can make it to where you want to be.
I failed the Second grade. I failed to write cohesive sentences in elementary school. My teachers told my mom I was unteachable, and on the edge of being sent to a special learning center. I wasn’t the smartest kid, and I wasn’t the best at anything I did. But I did have the dream to one day work for a large corporation that I respected.
I’m a young guy, only 19. But because I told myself that I could do it, and because I never took failure as an option, I now work for one of the largest technology giants in the world, Samsung. I may only be 19, but I’ve learned more about myself while studying for these exams, than I had over the course of 16 years. I don’t claim to be a smart kid, nor do I think I’m the best. But I do know that I have the passion and the want to succeed.
You CAN do this. You WILL pass. I’m rooting for you, go out, and knock out those exams!