Originally posted by: Jzero
How is that true?! I am very good at programming, but I am CHOOSING to follow the IT/IST track since I want to do more in Oracle databasing, network security, etc. I think that statement is VERY rude and ignorant.
What classes are you taking that would qualify you to be a DBA OR a Security admin?
As someone working in Info Security right this second, I would assert that neither MIS OR CS will give you what you need.
I have a masters in MIS guy on my team who knows as little about running a database as I do. Neither of us could be a DBA. In fact, we actually tried for awhile, and our recommendation to the management was "Cough up the bucks and hire a REAL DBA." I have the knowledge to develop a database app. He knows a little bit of SQL. Neither of us know jack about optimizing or managing db servers.
Same with security....we both got a topical education, but nothing worthwhile. Truth is, we lucked into our respective positions.