ComTech: IT Support Stirling

Qualifications vs Experience

Here is a question for you, which is more important qualifications or experience in a particular field?

The reason I ask such a question is that recently I got asked if I had the qualifications that I say I do and that got me thinking.  The short answer is yes I do have the qualifications and anyone who wants can go and check them, but what about experience surely that is at least as important if not more important.

You see before I started ComTech back in April 2010 I had been playing around with computers for years.  I used to upgrade this, change that, learnt new Microsoft software and learnt Linux to name just a few but to get recognised in the IT field I had to study for my qualifications.  It does seam sometimes that if you have the piece of paper then you must know what you are talking about.  Believe me when I say I have met quite a few people in both IT and my former field, Construction, that have the qualifications but do not have a clue about what they are doing.

Ok so which is best? My own personal view is that you must have a balance.  Yes qualifications have their place, it proves that you can study to a particular level, but only through experience can you apply what you have learnt.

So what do you think?

About the Author

Hi I am Chris the owner of ComTech. I provide IT Support, Laptop repairs and Computer repairs to both personal and business clients in and around Stirling. For a list of what I can offer you why not visit my website where you will find my blog, testimonials, services and much more.  Start supporting a local business today so I can start supporting you.

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