Masters Degree Vs. Certification
Posted 05 April 2004 - 01:35 PM
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:27 AM
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Posted 06 April 2004 - 07:54 AM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:00 AM
I don't know about you guys but management doesn't sound like a lot of fun to me. Maybe this is because I'm still pretty young, but I got into this industry because I love technology. I have seen quite a few posts from people saying that management is the place to be, but I don't want to be "the boss", I just want to have fun working on the new, cool stuff. I guess maybe later in my career I will be more inclined toward management.
I think we're all in it because of the technology, but you'll find that you'll be exposed to more of it from the management side, because you'll be deciding how to plan and implement it--across different divisions/organizations. Management of Information Technology doesn't line up well to the traditional concept of "Management"...
Posted 06 April 2004 - 09:34 AM
Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:40 PM
Management is fun, but don't go management too early!! Management is nice in that you can make the rules and make more money. BUT, the downside is that managers don't keep up their technical skills as well. When cuts come (and they will come), who do you keep? The technical guy who makes everything run or the manager? Make sure you have built up a large bank of technical skills so that you are still useful. This phenomena happens in all fields, BTW.
Posted 06 April 2004 - 12:56 PM
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Posted 07 April 2004 - 02:47 AM
but if you want a job you need to goto school
Posted 08 April 2004 - 01:29 AM
Posted 08 April 2004 - 05:38 PM
I've achieved MCSE (& MCSE) to expand my Microsoft specific knowledge which is needed in my day-to-day work.
Posted 08 April 2004 - 08:20 PM
According to me first masters degree will be considered if any 1 goes for JOB.
Certification are secondary and they have to be recertificated after some years.
but master degree will be there for lifetme.
Master degree + certification = Good and bright future.
Posted 09 April 2004 - 02:23 AM
This is what you look like every three years when it time to recertify
This is what you look like when you graduate with your Master'
This is what you look like when you you get that sign-on Bonus w/MD
and beat out a certified person of a job
This is what the girls look like when you get that new car ride
Posted 10 April 2004 - 03:21 PM
Posted 11 April 2004 - 12:13 AM
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Posted 11 April 2004 - 03:50 AM
I have chosen to certify in both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific certifications to increase my market value for my current employer and future employment. As many of you have pointed out, it also depends on where you want to go in your IT careers. I for one have chosen a management tract but I still keep up to date with the technology side by continuing to study and update my certs. As an IT Project Manager, I get the satisfaction of both worlds: management and technology since I have to be knowledgeable enough to understand and speak the language of the technology experts in my project teams: DBA, network engineers, developers, architects, etc.
Currently I am also pursuing a part-time MBA with some help from my employer. Without my previous degree, my employer would not have considered this. This is just to prove a point that employers place a very high value on a degree, whatever it may be, and years of experience plus certs gives you a winning combination and edge over your competition for that dream job.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 07:11 PM
On the other hand with a Master’s degree you’d have lots of abstract knowledge about IT in general but probably no practical working know-how, master degree shows your ability and willingness to learn specially if you are doing it in parallel with a full time job.
So I do not think you should neglect any of the two, you’d be the perfect candidate for the job if are certified and have an IT degree.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 09:27 PM
Posted 12 April 2004 - 05:00 AM
Considering you can't use a braindump to get one, they view it as more of a comittment to bettering your education.
Combine that with a cert or 2 though, and you have a competitive edge when looking to get a job or advance....
Posted 14 April 2004 - 12:44 AM
wishes you the best
Posted 14 April 2004 - 10:29 PM
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Posted 25 April 2004 - 04:22 AM
hmm i really don't know...what to wish for my birthday in july, a nice pair of gloves for winter sports, or a mercedes cabrio.
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