When It Comes to the IT world is it better to focus on what you're really into first and getting good at it. and then going to school to learn what you don't know? or should you start off going to school right away? my understanding is that certifications, references, as well as been good in online competitions like Capture the Flag help more to get started. and degrees like computer science help you get more advance once you are part of the industry.
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Start with introduction courses to Computer Science and see if you enjoyed those course, then explore entry level jobs or internships to get a better understanding of your the different disciplines.