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Finally getting off my backside...

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by wizard, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    I have decided to re-start my OU degree and this time stick with it, this will be my 4th attempt, wish me luck :D
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Good luck !

    What are you studying ???
     
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  3. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    I haven't quite narrowed down which IT degree I'm going to link the courses towards, in todays workplace it would seem I'd have to mix business in there as well.
     
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  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    True, mainly because employers now want IT staff who can relate to the business situation although there will always be a place for the geeks :dry
     
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  5. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Imagine trying to make a business case for purchasing a load of cool gadgets just because they're "cool" :D
     
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  6. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Easy ! If the Company MD is a gadget freak or likes to have something a bit "different" or of "quality" they will usually agree (in my experience :biggrin )
     
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    I'll have to set up my own company, so I can justify those gadgets :D
     
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  8. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Yeh, I've done that too ! :biggrin
     
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  9. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    So did you have a hard time justifying the toys to yourself? :D
     
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  10. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Not really ! Got to have "demo" equipment to show potential customers :biggrin
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    Good luck Wiz, consider something like business computing (which is what I did). It has a mix of business and computing subjects from project management to systems analysis.
     
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  12. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Good Luck Wizard.. hopefully this time it will be 3rd...err I mean 4th Time lucky:wink::tongue::biggrin
     
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  13. derkit

    derkit Gigabyte Poster

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    Good luck Wizard - do the modules that appeal to you - as a graduate I can tell you the final degree title is pretty much irrelevant in the rest of the world!
     
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  14. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    Good luck wizard, You can do this. Now hit those books!
     
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  15. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Good luck Wizard and all the best!
     
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  16. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Good luck Wiz!
    Is this for the CCNA?
     
  17. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    No way :ohmy
     
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    wizard Petabyte Poster

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  19. S7AN

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    Not trying to be harsh but did you not plan to stick with it 2nd, 3rd time? Maybe OU way of study is not for you.
     
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  20. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Cheers for the link wizard:thumbleft

    Just wondering how long is the course? is like self study? If so can you choose your own pace or do you have set time to do the degree in?:blink
     
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