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#1 pritha123

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:11 AM

i had passed higher secondary in 2001 with pure science background
my date of birth is 28/02/1983
after that i was in complete disarray.

In 2004 i had enrolled the BCA course in distance mode from IGNOU and continue to carry on it..
but after a while i dont concentrate enough in study for BCA due to family fincancial problem..so until 2006 i had only passed 6 subjects..
as the course is an integrated one for MCA,so in 2008 i automatically enrolled for the MCA..but till date i havnt completed any of my paper of BCA and MCA also..in the mean time i have learned RHCE in 2009.
MANY of my friend now suggesting me to complete the BCA/MCA integrated course within 1 year i.e. 2 semester but as it is already 2012..i only will have the MCA/BCA degree by 2013 and till then i will reach an age on 30years.
but i am totally confused that if i completed my graduataion and masters at that age of 30+ can i enter the IT industry with a age of 30+ years with an MCA degree from IGNOU?
or else you suggest to take the short term courses like CCNA,MCSE or JAVA and ORACLE or PHP/MY SQl certification and with that try to create a chance to enter in IT industry as DATABASE administrator or NETWORK admin or sys admin..but will they take me at this age with only those certification without graduation.??

or you suggest me to carry on the graduation with those short term courses of ORACLE and JAVA..??

please help me sir.. i am at a loss..now there are very much pressure from surrounding ..

should i take a fresh admission in BCA in IGNou or else i should start to get those certification course as early as possible while pursuing grad..
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:18 AM

Depends on your next step. I suggest you to finish your academic and beside it you can finish certifications too.
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#3 Mchetan

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hi Pritha,

I read your question, actually it's not a question it is a story about your qualificational life. You done many things, now also you thinking to do many things. Don't get confuse at all and don't think for everything like BCA, MCA, CCNA, CCIE etc. Concentrate on anyone only make it complete get a job then look for another one. Are you working?

Thanks
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#4 salma123

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 08:31 PM

i had passed higher secondary in 2001 with pure science background
my date of birth is 28/02/1983
after that i was in complete disarray.

In 2004 i had enrolled the BCA course in distance mode from IGNOU and continue to carry on it..
but after a while i dont concentrate enough in study for BCA due to family fincancial problem..so until 2006 i had only passed 6 subjects..
as the course is an integrated one for MCA,so in 2008 i automatically enrolled for the MCA..but till date i havnt completed any of my paper of BCA and MCA also..in the mean time i have learned RHCE in 2009.
MANY of my friend now suggesting me to complete the BCA/MCA integrated course within 1 year i.e. 2 semester but as it is already 2012..i only will have the MCA/BCA degree by 2013 and till then i will reach an age on 30years.
but i am totally confused that if i completed my graduataion and masters at that age of 30+ can i enter the IT industry with a age of 30+ years with an MCA degree from IGNOU?
or else you suggest to take the short term courses like CCNA,MCSE or JAVA and ORACLE or PHP/MY SQl certification and with that try to create a chance to enter in IT industry as DATABASE administrator or NETWORK admin or sys admin..but will they take me at this age with only those certification without graduation.??

or you suggest me to carry on the graduation with those short term courses of ORACLE and JAVA..??

please help me sir.. i am at a loss..now there are very much pressure from surrounding ..

should i take a fresh admission in BCA in IGNou or else i should start to get those certification course as early as possible while pursuing grad..










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#6 completeitpro

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

Hi Pritha,

It seems like you have the dedication to get a career in IT, but you're just not sure on where to start. I would decide which area of IT you wish to get into, which will help determine the next step. If it's networking, you can get your CCNA certification. If it's software development, you could look into a Java certification. If it's database administration, an Oracle or MCTS could be the certification to get.

I recently wrote a post on my website that explains how to start a career in IT, I hope it helps you and anyone else reading this post.


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#7 llcooljsl

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 07:39 AM

Looking back I massively regret trying to learn everything and in IT there is a huge temptation to try and master everything, particularly if you are in a helpdesk type role.

I wish I had chosen a specialisation early on like Cisco and worked my way up to CCIE level.

I have experience and certifications in a wide range of technologies and vendors which makes me an ideal candidate for a helpdesk type role where the support requests are likely to be varied. My issue comes when I want to move to more senior positions or roles paying more money as the expectation for you to have excellent knowledge and experience in a few choice areas becomes much higher.

These days the job boards seem to be looking for a combination of Cisco, Juniper and Checkpoint from a networking perspective, there are of course other providers but most jobs I see are looking for these.
Virtualisation is now massively popular and only going to get bigger so VMware, Citrix and to a lesser degree Hyper-V are excellent areas to specialise in and there are lots of jobs looking for skills in these technologies. You will need to have good networking skills and also knowledge of storage to go into this field though.

Microsoft qualifications have become somewhat of an expectation, MCSEs are now considered a minimum requirement and the fact the exams are extremely easy to cheat has diluted the MS certifications down to such a point that I wish I had invested my time in something else.

I would try to choose something you are interested in and get as high up in it as you can, for example if you choose Cisco, I would be surprised if anyone regrets becoming a CCIE, even if they later move into something else, the expert level knowledge they have gained will always be useful.

Going down my route of jack of all trades and master of none can leave you with a lot of stale skills on your c.v. that you haven't used for a long time and are unlikely to use in the future.

My final pointer is to look at the job market for which technologies to back and don't let your employer dictate. For example I qualified in Sonicwall firewalls and they are a great product for a SMB but try and find a job looking for Sonicwall skills and you will struggle. It is the same with Watchguard firewalls.

If a company you are looking to work for is using technology that the majority of the market isn't then after a few years you are going to be proficient in technologies that aren't in demand. I fell foul to this a few times, particularly when working for small managed service providers.

Hope that helps

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#8 M.umair

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 04:45 PM

Just make sure,you know about every field of it i mean the scope of citrix certifications, Microsoft,apple,cissco,hp or related it courses. Visit passrsure.com and get free online help for any exam.
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#9 catherinecnw

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

Keep focused and do what you love the most.
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