@ls_tech said in I bypassed my jobs security restrictions...:
Funny thing i accually tried to use the situation to send to the IT department and see if they could get me a job over, turns out only SUP can talk with IT departments and the emails i tried to send off too are old. i was excited to use it in a positive way. Yeah ill just learn at the job and not take a risk of termination by telling/
From what you said elsewhere, IT may be all offshore which would imply that, unless you want to take a paycut and move to the Pacific Ocean, there's no IT option for you. When a company of any size outsourcings and/or offshores a department, that will normally cut off any path you have at joining that department from the US, at least not as a very senior resource.
We face a similar problem. We aren't in Asia, but are in LATAM. If you were working for me in the US, and this chain of events unfolded, and IT was your dream, and we were impressed with your work.... you'd still face a "so, you want to move to LATAM?" question before you could consider a position on our IT team.
Sadly, it's most likely, if this is how your company is, that it likely doesn't present a path into IT for you in you are in the US. But that's okay, it's a great job for studying IT and learning and getting ready for that IT job somewhere else.
Also, I highly recommend less time on the A+. Read the book, learn the material, but do it quickly and skip the exam. Go right to the Network+. Any job that cares about the A+ isn't a real or good IT job and will just hold you back long term. A+ is an exam for bench, not IT. Loads of crappy IT shops expect it, but is a crappy shop what you want? Probably not. Go for the IT exam instead and move directly into an IT job. Slightly harder to get your foot in the first door, but a much faster ladder to climb.
@jaredbusch said in Anyone have a powershell line to create a new admin account:
I have a handful of Windows 7 machiens not on a domain.
I want to put a new Admin account on them.
The current user accounts have admin rights, which I will remove, I have ScreenConnect installed and running with admin perms. So I can pop a powershell via the ScreenConnect command window easily to do this.
not tested... maybe this thread can help with PS 2.0. Quoting code here:
# Create new local Admin user for script purposes
$Computer = [ADSI]"WinNT://$Env:COMPUTERNAME,Computer"
$LocalAdmin = $Computer.Create("User", "LocalAdmin")
$LocalAdmin.FullName = "Local Admin by Powershell"
$LocalAdmin.UserFlags = 64 + 65536 # ADS_UF_PASSWD_CANT_CHANGE + ADS_UF_DONT_EXPIRE_PASSWD
I could be wrong, the market consensus does not agree with me. Nearly everyone says that it is a booming field and will be huge. But I've seen that behaviour before and that is what people said about teaching, nursing and nearly every other field that rapidly becomes over saturated and all of the people working in that field see incomes plummet and people entering the field end up without a way to get a job because experienced people already have them all.
The problem here is that security is one of those jobs that sounds cool to teachers, parents and kids. Tell a kid that being a "system admin" is cool and they won't have a clue why. Tell them that they will be on a "security team" and it sounds neat to the layman. Anything that normal people know about in IT.... can only be so high up in the field.