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certs or degree

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by farmer, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. farmer

    farmer Byte Poster

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    whats best for employment prospects degree, certs or both. i know i need experiance but to get experince you needa job but difficult to get a job.
     
    Certifications: C&G level 2, ECDL, IC3, MOS
    WIP: city and guilds level3 , a+
  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Grim determination and tenacity, my friend - above all else.

    Not being flippant here - one employer's preference for certs is another's degree. It's as much what you know as how you know it, IMHO :)
     
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  3. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    being good at what you do holds a lot of weight too :)
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Experience and skills count for more than anything. :)

    Jak is right, it varies from employer to employer weather they want certs or a degree.

    Qualifications open doors, skills keep them open. :)
     
  5. farmer

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    thanks guys it just that theres a posibility that as part of my retraining i may be offerd the chance to do a degree as part of my compensatin claim, it depends if the insurance company think there is more chance of getting a job after doing a degree or not
     
    Certifications: C&G level 2, ECDL, IC3, MOS
    WIP: city and guilds level3 , a+
  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Something to think about is that a degree will take a lot longer to complete than a few certs, say A+ and Network+.

    If you got the opportunity though you could go for the degree, and do some certs during the long summer breaks?

    Just a suggestion.

    8)
     
  7. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    i have done alot of research on certs at uni and from what im looking at (B.Sc Computer Networking) nearly all of the Uni's have CCNA embedded into the program and alot CCNP! Some even have the MCSA aswell while you study for the degree....

    just my six cents!
     
    Certifications: B.Sc, MCDST & MCSA
    WIP: M.Sc - Computer Forensics

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