I work in a technology heavy field with lots of demand on the knowledge of the inner workings of a modem, router, and set top boxes. I deal with them on a daily basis and I am well versed on how they benefit and improve our lives. Yet I have a vague idea of the technology behind it. I read a ton of software manuals and pickup pieces of knowledge here and there but I think that's similar to learning a foreign language through immersion instead of a classroom environment. I've tried both and I think a more structured learning approach would ultimately benefit me in the long run. I think an extensive networking course track would help me better understand the technology I deal with on a day to day basis. Reading computer manuals would still be required in order to keep abreast of the changes in the fast pace world of technology. However, I feel an educational foundation is what I lack and getting educated at a computer institution or computer training school would look great on my resume and would be the ideal complement to my real world on the job training.