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Msc in the networking related fields

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by bash55o, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. bash55o

    bash55o New Member

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    Hi, I am almost done with my CCNA. I was looking at London Metropolitan Universities website and noted that they have some interesting Msc's on offer related to networking and IT. I plan on going for a career in IT security. My question is, is it better to do the Msc or just do the different professional courses available? Which would a potential employer be more interested in? Thanks for the help.:joker
     
    Certifications: None
    WIP: CCNA, CCNP
  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    What I've noticed is it depends on what level you are in/going for. Having a MSc, in general, is not going to help you get your foot in the door - unless you get graduate placement as soon as you finish your degree (whether it's the BSc or MSc). MSc's are more required for upper management rather than 1st & 2nd line support, that's not to say "not to do it".

    Added to that, I would also say don't do every professional course under the sun. Be aware that there is a saying "Over qualified on paper, under qualified with experience".

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  3. bash55o

    bash55o New Member

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    Thanks wagnerk.
     
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    WIP: CCNA, CCNP

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