About Charles – Aspiring IT Professional

After over five years in the weather business and over a decade working in collegiate and professional media, this self-described “techie,” self-starter, and problem solver is shifting to a rewarding career. I dived into tech in high school by building desktop PCs. Today, I have and continue to perform tasks outside my main job titles by creating technical procedures, assisting management with tracking and making recommendations for news-gathering equipment, and helping remediate minor workstation and mobile device issues.

I earned my Google IT Support Certificate in August 2022 where I learned skills and concepts through instruction and hands-on labs in topics such as networking, customer service, system administration, and operating systems such as Linux. Beyond that, I continue to learn skills and concepts on social media and training websites such as cloud computing, virtual machines, and open-source intelligence (OSINT). I am currently studying for the CompTIA A+ exams.

Areas of interest in IT include networking, cybersecurity, and education.