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Career Dilemma

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Ndidi, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Ndidi

    Ndidi New Member

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    Hey all! Jus would like a general opinion on things.

    Graduated from Bath Uni in July with an Electronic & Electrical Eng degree. The only modules I enjoyed were Mathematics, C and JAVA.

    Done a few odd jobs to save up for a deposit for one of the numerous training companies. After a lil research (a lot of which was done here, certforums ftw!!), I figured I can study for CompTIA's A+ and Cisco's CCNA on my lonesome and save a pretty penny.

    Fair enough.

    The initial problem is getting an entry level job. Do I complete the certs before going for a job, work and study simultaneously or get try and get the job (with no exp what-so-ever) and work on certs then?

    Any and all ideas, hints, cheats or codes will be appreciated.

    Thanx

    *Ndidi click's his heels 3.5 times*
     
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    my thoughts.

    Get an entry level job.

    study for entry level exams i.e. CompTIA's A+, N+ and maybe Microsoft's MCDST.

    forget the CCNA unless you are working with Cisco kit. the cert without experience, is likely to do you more harm than good.

    Try and keep any certifications you hold in future, in line with your real world experience and immanent future prospects.

    Pete
     
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    It sounds like you should be able to land a job as a programmer with your background.
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Agreed. You might want to consider that career path instead of the hardware/network support route.
     
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  5. Obinna Osobalu

    Obinna Osobalu Banned

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    To add to what has already been said.... Be sure to follow the career path that interests you most:D.. best wishes
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    What Pete said. :)
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!

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