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Discussion in 'General CompTIA Certifications' started by aestudiar, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. aestudiar

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    Hi there,
    I'm looking to do something different, that is not normally mentioned in these fora, in addition to my degree and A+, Network+, SCJP studies.
    I learned how to touch type a long time ago, and it's one of those things that make a difference. I would like to know whether anyone has found an interesting skill/book/feature (you name it) regarding any aspect of ICT, and would like to share what it is, and what makes it good to have/know.
    Cheers.

    PS I hope the above post makes my intention clear... I've just sat two exams (Engineering the future, Putting Java to work) and my mind needs a well deserved break. :D
     
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    A lot of people overlook CompTIA's Security+ which I found thoroughly enjoyable to study for. I believe I read the Mike Myers book for this, 2008 edition naturally
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    Learning all the ways to tweak Google searches... that makes such a big difference.
     
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    Learn how to write clearly and concisely. Communication skills are extremely important in the professional world, yet so few people actually give it any real consideration. In most cases that I've seen, the person who will get the job/promotion/raise/etc will be the person who is best at communication.
     
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    Networking - with people, not with wires - is an often overlooked IT skill. One of the best ways to find job opportunities is by forging and maintaining relationships with other techs in the industry.
     
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  6. aestudiar

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    * Security+. It's on my list. After A+ and Network+, of course. Actually, I'm reading Security Engineering as a primer.

    * Google searches. Good point, though none of my searches warrant exhaustive tweaking.

    * Communication (soft) skills. Another good point. I'm reading NLP at work (yeah, I have a long list of titles in the queue...). It's a fairly easy and interesting read, mixed with some psychology on how we model our world.

    * Networking. I attended BCS's employabilITy event a couple weeks ago at their main office in London. It was nice to get to talk to different people. There was a networking activity where you had to 'sell' yourself in five minutes. It was aimed at graduates, and in fact several of the delegates had masters/PhD's in different areas.
    I found it reassuring to know that holding a Masters doesn't mean the holder understands everything beneath it in the hierarchy, ie degrees and certifications are different beasts, and to max out you need both.

    Any other ideas? I think I'm working on these already.
     
  7. jk2447

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    Learn another language? Always looks good on a person
     
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  8. aestudiar

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    I'm Spanish and English is my second language.
    I got some material on Japanese, and know all the kana (hiragana and katakana syllabaries). Moving into kanji now... :)
     
  9. jk2447

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    Martial arts :S
     
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  10. LukeP

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    Not really sure how much it's worth but I'm dead keen on getting PRINCE2 at some point. Maybe take a look at that.
     
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  11. aestudiar

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    Blue belt in taek-won-do, and go to the gym. :D
     

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