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I've got like ONE day before i make a fool of my self

Discussion in 'MCAD / MCSD / MCPD' started by Jacko the Ripper, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Jacko the Ripper

    Jacko the Ripper New Member

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    HELP...okay heres my problem, I am 16 years old and have recently left high school with unfortunatly few qualifications :oops: (not because im slow or anything i just missed out on taking most of them) but anyway im deeply interested in the IT industry and want to somehow find a suitable career. Im interested in computer programming BUT i have little experience (This is chaos already i know), i have had experience in VB6 and im just trying to get to grips with Visual studio.net (As many of you might agree i hardly call that experience)....So okay Im currenly unemployed (just left school..no job) but very soon im expecting 2 grand from an inheritance :( (dont worry i know a self training course costs more thats not really the problem) but I've been looking around for home study courses from companys like ICS, NITLC, Computeach etc and i noticed a MCSD course for just over £1000 from ICS but then i read that i should have experience in maintaining solutions so that was out of the question, but then ITskills caught my eye with their Exam guarantee (they'll pay for it untill u pass) so I requested an information package (Ignorant to the fact that they would actually phone me up the next day) and when i read it i noticed the selection of courses were...small but when i spoke to them on the phone they suggested i take the MCSD course because it assums u have no experience in developing what so ever, so to me that was kinda good news but reading most of these forums im not sure if thats so true so i was woundering ...would MCSD be a good choice for someone whos interested in programming but has little experience? personally I belive not but i dont value my own opinion because of my little experience (see look how much its affecting my life! lol :x )
     
  2. Sparky
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    Alright mate, you said you have left school with little qualifications, would you be able to get into college with what you have? Could be another option....
     
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  3. Jacko the Ripper

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    Yeah i did consider college (after enormous amounts of pressure from my parents) but apparently ide have to wait till next year ...An ITskills person is comming around tomorrow and i was also woundering if MCAD can be taken as a standalone course (dumb question) or would i need to obtain whilst TRYING to get MCSD? :blink
     
  4. ffreeloader

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    My advice? Wait till next year and go to school. A degree will be of much more value than an MCAD with no experience, and you'll learn a lot more about the fundamentals of programming in a degree than you ever will in a certification course. Certification courses are meant to get you certified, not teach you the fundamentals needed to become a good developer.

    You're only 16. Do things right the first time. You have lots of time.
     
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    Remember the guy from ITSkills is trying to sell you something so don’t sign anything tomorrow, even if it sounds like the best thing in the world, ever!! :biggrin

    Seriously though, if you are unsure of your career path or future education you may be tempted to sign up on the day, always best to take a few days to think about it as there are always plenty of other options. You can always post on this forum for a second opinion and don’t forget your parents! 8)
     
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    Well i suppose so, ive got enough time on my hands to learn programming my self (cause i have a dodgey sleeping pattern) but im always changing my mind because im better at repairing pc's then programming software i just like the idea of programming...well off to college i go
     
  7. Bluerinse
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    I am not a developer but from looking at what Microsoft say (quoted below), I would think it would be a bad choice, as it is not targeted at beginners!

    More here http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcsd/default.asp
     
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  8. Jacko the Ripper

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    Ahhh well thats answerd my question (in great dissapointment :x ) but is there anyone who knows about MCAD instead of MCSD
     

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