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    Default What/Who is your fave YouTube IT trainer?

    I have found that Professor Messer is really good on posting CompTIA content:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/professormesser

    I also really like Dan's Courses too:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/danscourses

    I saw a recent post and they posted this one, I will have to check it out sometime:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/RouteHub/videos

    Please post some of your favorites YT vlogs if you don't mind. YouTube is like my TV nowadays.

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    Great idea for a thread! I got into Linux certifications using videos from Andrew Mallet (the Urban Penguin):

    https://www.youtube.com/user/theurbanpenguin

    He's a great person for developing free videos that walk you through the LPIC-1 objectives with hands-on and excellent explanations. I do recommend having some coffee nearby when going through the videos because he has a very soft voice that can put you to sleep.

    This guy does a lot of interviews with software engineers and they provide a lot of insight into another facet of IT that we really don't touch here:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/EngineeredTruth

    Additionally, he divides the categories of his videos into specific topics: career development, reality vs expectations, and coding bootcamp (where I got into freecodecamp to learn HTML and CSS).
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    I find this guy entertaining: https://m.youtube.com/user/elithecomputerguy
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    I find this guy entertaining: https://m.youtube.com/user/elithecomputerguy

    I had to stop watching him a long time ago! He is always overly negative about everything. His rants get old.


    Professor Messer on the hand helped build my interest in IT and make it a career!

    Routehub is my favorite so far. His Q&A's are incredibly valuable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cisco Inferno View Post
    I had to stop watching him a long time ago! He is always overly negative about everything. His rants get old.
    I completely agree! I was going to list his channel, but then I was reminded of his rants and decided not to link it.
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    This guy helped me out immensely with CCNA:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/kwallaceccie
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    Eli is boring, because he just rambles on and on to make a single point. I liked his classes, and honestly I think he should have went to work for CBT Nuggets if he wasn't making enough money doing the classes on you tube.

    Here's the stuff I like:

    This guy offers real IT advice. He lives and breathes IT advice.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0...OhvpihOVRr-i2Q


    This guy just lives and breathes IT. Also, he seems like a real person that is passionate about IT.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/PCSimplest




    Other channels I liked

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCA...nScl0IFKXOIlsQ

    https://www.youtube.com/user/Britec09

    https://www.youtube.com/user/itfreetraining

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfDgBHpUy1c
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkingStudent View Post
    Eli is boring, because he just rambles on and on to make a single point. I liked his classes, and honestly I think he should have went to work for CBT Nuggets if he wasn't making enough money doing the classes on you tube.

    Here's the stuff I like:

    This guy offers real IT advice. He lives and breathes IT advice.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ0...OhvpihOVRr-i2Q


    This guy just lives and breathes IT. Also, he seems like a real person that is passionate about IT.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/PCSimplest


    I actually like the first guy, I think he's out of Orlando. He speaks and mentors from a Manager's perspective.
    The other guy who sounds like Seth Rogan is great too from a tech's perspective. He does ramble here and there buy is great for noobs.
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    Just started watching Routehub's videos and this guy has really good advice. Thanks Shochan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetworkNewb View Post
    I find this guy entertaining: https://m.youtube.com/user/elithecomputerguy
    I think the issue I have with Eli is that he feels a bit disconnected with IT. I.e. "Certs are stupid!" "Support jobs are going away!" "The sky is falling" "If you aren't a programmer, you won't have a job in this field"

    Well... A little context. Eli owns a computer repair shop and runs a popular youtube channel. Maybe from his perspective he really feels like that or he "talks to" lots of people in the industry (i.e. other frustrated people who watch his YT) but there's way too many success stories on this forum and others where people are getting their foot in the door for support jobs and moving past them. And yes, certifications tend to help.

    I guess my biggest gripe with most general IT channels like that is that it's so micro-focused on that one person's experience or opinion that it tends to take away from their credibility if you have a different experience or know them to be wrong. It's not to say that Eli doesn't have good videos or good points but honestly, I cringe a little when I hear his "state of the IT field" BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iristheangel View Post
    I think the issue I have with Eli is that he feels a bit disconnected with IT. I.e. "Certs are stupid!" "Support jobs are going away!" "The sky is falling" "If you aren't a programmer, you won't have a job in this field"

    Well... A little context. Eli owns a computer repair shop and runs a popular youtube channel. Maybe from his perspective he really feels like that or he "talks to" lots of people in the industry (i.e. other frustrated people who watch his YT) but there's way too many success stories on this forum and others where people are getting their foot in the door for support jobs and moving past them. And yes, certifications tend to help.
    Completely agree. It wasn't so much that I wanted to keep my head in the sand and ignore what he's saying because I don't like his opinion, but more that it's not very valid for most of the corporate world right now.
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