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How to know if I can solve PC problems form money

Hello,

A long time ago I decided that I wanted to make my passion, working with computers, into my work next to college. Today I found a company that gets contacted by people if they have a computer problem or want a computer lesson. The compant assigns the task to a employee, who makes an appointment with the particular client and helps him.

Now I want to apply for a job at this company, but I don't know if I'm skilled enough to solve all kinds of problems and help with all kinds of things (Personally I only know that I've solved almost all PC problems of family members).

So my question is, how can I know or test if I would be skilled enough (globally). (Or maybe even how to train and how to get extra experience).

Some things I will have to do:
-Give Lessons
-Make PC quicker and optimalise PC
-Controll the PC for viruses
-Install updates
-See if the security is up to date
-Tell the client how to internet safely

Thanks.

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Why not

ask the company you're applying for the job with if they think you're qualified ?

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Thanks, but I did that already

Thanks for the quick answer, but I thought
exactly the same as you did, so I asked it, but they told me about the above,

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My suggestion.

Take a look around the CNET forums and see what type of real world computer problems people are having.

Get involved in the discussions and see if you can help them out with your knowledge and expertise. If your assistance helps solve their problems, then you have a good idea of where your experience stands.

Pay special attention to your attitude and patience, because since the forums is all text exchanges it will be much more difficult to deal with than a face to face/computer experience. In the forums people are from all walks of life--from the newbies to more seasoned. If you can successfully solve problems online via a forum, I have no doubt when it comes to being physically in front of a client's computer, it will be much easier.

Anyways just a recommendation for you.

Good luck!!
-Lee

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start helping in computer forums

one of the previous responses suggested helping in cnet forums. I would like to expand on it and say help out in different computer forums. There are many out there. It is a learning experience. One thing though, no matter how much experience you have, unless you have that piece of paper from some college, tech school or different certifications, it will be hard to get your foot in the door.

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