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Without a degree option?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by shocksl, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. shocksl

    shocksl Byte Poster

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    Realistically can somebody without a degree in I.T progress to a decent job in support with the right certs and experience?
     
  2. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

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    Of course.
     
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  3. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    yup, i've done it.

    Never been to college or uni in my life
     
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  4. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Define "decent job"

    Most people at the moment would consider any job a decent one, lol.

    But, jesting aside, I would also consider myself to be in a decent support role (good sized firm, responsibilities, career specialisation) and have not got a degree. Yet. And it won't be relevant to IT when I do have it.
     
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  5. wagnerk
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    Yes, for example one of my mates worked through the NVQ route (up to level 4) and now is currently an IT manager in the IT Support field. He started with no qualifications or certs apart from his GCSE's.

    -Ken
     
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  6. diesel

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    Absolutely,

    I think you'd be surprised at how little I.T is actually covered in an I.T degree.
     
  7. dmarsh

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    I wouldn't recommend an IT degree, a degree is not necessary for IT support.

    I would recommend an Engineering, Maths, Physics, Computer Science degree if you are interested in more of an R&D style career.
     
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  8. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    if I had to do my degree again, I'd do one that was ecuk accredited :)

    -ken
     
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