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Dropping in to say hi

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    hi guys its been awhile, thought I'd drop in and say hi let you guys know I'm still alive (touches wood). I pretty much abandoned the cert path and I am currently aiming to complete a degree in computing through distance learning university, just feel this is the path for me, it's a long path and quite expensive but I think it will help me in life generally as it will open doors to not just tech support but also web/software dev and I like to be versatile and keep my options open. I can see surprisingly not a lot of activity since I was last on, but I will drop in now and again to check-in with you guys, you have been brilliant these past few years and helped me get out of retail which is where my life was looking to rest.
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Yo bro still stick around mate. What's a few minutes a day. I did an OU degree while I worked mate. Best way to earn and learn. Ask me anything, you might be on a similar course
     
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  3. Dazzo

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    It would be interesting to hear what you both think about the OU degree as it's something I have always thought of but never done. The sheer cost puts me off as I can't see you would 'get your moneys worth' so to speak. I have moved on from doing a tech role to a developer role in the past year in a right place right time scenario!
     
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Well done let us know how it goes :thumbleft

    I did a few OU courses before the prices went up, was good value for money at the time. I don't think a degree is really a requirement for most jobs, its more the knowledge gained, and there lots of ways to get that.
     
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  5. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi All,
    Good to hear from you Julez, hope all is well.

    Agree with @dmarsh about a degree not being a requirement for most jobs.
    In all honesty, when I win the lottery, I really would consider a Degree of some sort. Something to keep me occupied when I am sitting on a beach chilling out, or those long plane rides in first class :)
     

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