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Old 03-08-2006, 09:37 AM   #1
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i graduated college w/ a degree in MIS (management information systems) and i've been job hunting. i'm working a part time job to fill the time and earn money, but i still have lots of free time so i'm thinking of studying something to make myself more marketable. any suggestions on what to get into? i suppose this is the obligatory, "what's hot now?" question.

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Old 03-08-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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dunno about anywhere else, but in my area there are tons of openings for J2EE developers
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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Cisco or SAN certs always help
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:43 AM   #4
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Cisco or SAN certs always help
how long does it usually take to get these certifications?

also, are certifications in general highly regarded these days?
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Cisco or SAN certs always help
how long does it usually take to get these certifications?

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Do you currently have any certs?
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:03 AM   #6
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MCSA & MCSE certs aren't. EVeryone has them now.
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Cisco or SAN certs always help
how long does it usually take to get these certifications?

also, are certifications in general highly regarded these days?
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nope. just college degree with very little industry experience.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:05 AM   #8
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MCSA & MCSE certs aren't. EVeryone has them now.
well, if everyone has them....does that diminish their values, thus i shouldn't bother....or should i get them since that's the minimum?
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Cisco or SAN certs always help
how long does it usually take to get these certifications?

also, are certifications in general highly regarded these days?
Do you currently have any certs?
nope. just college degree with very little industry experience.
Well, I would suggest getting your feet wet with either Net+ or Sec+ (or both) then think about the Cisco certs.

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Old 03-08-2006, 10:09 AM   #10
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nanotechnology, robotics, genetics everything else is just filler.
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Completely untrue.

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Have you thought about pursuing MIS work at a law firm? I know that our law firm and firms around the city are always looking for competent folks in that regard. There seems to be a niche of lawfirm-related MIS guys and they make six figures.

If you aren't in NYC or some other big city, I'm not sure what the pay scale or job availability would be, but its hopping in NYC.
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Have you thought about pursuing MIS work at a law firm? I know that our law firm and firms around the city are always looking for competent folks in that regard. There seems to be a niche of lawfirm-related MIS guys and they make six figures.

If you aren't in NYC or some other big city, I'm not sure what the pay scale or job availability would be, but its hopping in NYC.
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I would say security is the hot field at the moment.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:57 AM   #15
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Security is blowing up, https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi

Or go back to school for your MBA. By doing MIS that is one of the purposes of the MIS degree, to bring in managers that are tech savvy.
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Security is blowing up, <a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi">https://www.isc2.org/cgi-bin/index.cgi</a>

Or go back to school for your MBA. By doing MIS that is one of the purposes of the MIS degree, to bring in managers that are tech savvy.
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:20 PM   #24
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Accounting.

With your MIS and accounting, you will be very marketable.
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Accounting.

With your MIS and accounting, you will be very marketable.
Logistics would be decent as well.
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