I am trying to get into the computer industry as a proffession. My current job limit's my computer exposure. On my off time I would like to get more hands on experience with computer's. I am close to finishing my a+ certification and I have heard going for the MCSE would be the next logical step. I would also like to earn money by programming as a side job from home in a relatively short amount of time. I am now trying to decide what direction I should go, ie which programming language(s) to learn. Despite the lack of computer work, I'll be hanging on to the current job for a bit. Any one out there already heavy into computer's, Happy with what they are doing, and makeing big bucks at it let me know what you recommend.
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