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Completing a relevant associate's degree can take as little as two years and further certification courses can take anything from six months to a year to complete with some more involved options taking longer. The role of IT technician is so varied that you can gain accreditation in a wide range of subjects so if you have a preference for the type of work you would like to do, then you can choose courses that will get you closer to your ideal role.
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A degree is usually a requirement in job descriptions, so having one will give you a distinct advantage, but if you have a lot of relevant experience and qualifications that demonstrate your suitability for the IT technician role then you may be able to show that you have the skills required.