As we all know at this point, one of the big end-game goals of the Growing Up After 30 initiative is the goal of shifting from a McJob, into a career I really care about. In my particular case a career in the IT industry. I started my trek by studying for, and passing, the CompTIA 220-801 and 220-802 for my A+ certification. The theory being that a degree in computer science (like a lot of bachelor's degrees) is highly over-rated. I figured that a few certifications, a little experience, and some good professional connections would be just as useful, if not more so.