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    I was never a very good student, barely made it out of high school, and after a few years of screwin around and a few more years back in college I've got a decent GPA and I feel like I'm getting back on track. I've been going to the local college around here (it's not a community college anymore but still not much) and I feel like I'm ready to move on.

    I'm still not too sure what field of IT I want to specialize in (networking or programming), I've been considering MIT or ITT Tech, but I'm just not sure. I was just wondering if as IT professionals you guys could suggest some schools that catch your attention when you grill a young fish like me and his resume.

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    Maybe you should add your location...
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      If you are looking at networking then http://www.trainsignal.com/ is well worth a look. Self study that you can do at your pace. I get so into their Labs that I have even asked the Instructor a question during a video. Funny thing was that he answered it a few minutes later in the Lab.
      It is also cheaper than going to a "school" based course. Purchase one Lab and check it out for yourself.
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        I have an Associateís degree from ITT-Tech. It was the biggest waste of money, time ($29,000 USD for two years) and something I regret doing. Itís worth nothing and itís possibly a negative mark on my resume.

        Do not even consider any tech schools. University of Phoenix, ITT-Tech, DeVry, these are all garbage degree mills.

        Go do two years at a Community College then transfer to a University.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by vinsai View Post
          I've been considering MIT or ITT Tech
          MIT and ITT Tech are two vastly different things. When you say MIT, do you mean the MIT? If you can even get accepted into MIT and afford it, you're doing great already!
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            To be honest it wouldn't be the name of a school which caught my attention; most large companies here in the UK have an undergrad program and a graduate recruitment scheme - so it doesn't matter what school you're from. What matters is you - your personality, your affability, your ability to engage in a discussion and be a part of what's going on around you. Also your ability to see, diagnose and solve problems; whether they be technical computing related issues or something more prosaic.

            So - brush up on being able to talk to people; get job interviews and practice being passionate about the job you're interviewing for - even if you don't feel it as much as you show it. BUT don't overdo it. Nobody wants you to be massively passionate about washing dishes in a restaurant! LOL

            One thing you didn't say; what are you studying in college? What's your "major"?

            As well as college, look at entry-level qualifications such as the CompTIA Network Plus and A Plus. You'll have to fund these yourself but if you take one of those jobs you interview for, you should be able to manage.

            I'm starting to run out of things I can say without more information....


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              The most impressive IT people i come across never studied for IT in there majors.
              One of them has a PHD in physics.
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                Originally posted by Killerbe View Post
                The most impressive IT people i come across never studied for IT in there majors.
                One of them has a PHD in physics.
                Definitely true. I'm a little nervous because my major is in education, I had every intention of being an ESOL teacher until pretty recently, but I've realized I already have a lot of skill in a very strong career field. I've taken computer classes in all my electives, after next semester I can turn it around and use those elective credits to get my A.A.S. in computer engineering. Pretty generic, but still a start.

                Thanks for all the input though, I don't hang out with a single person who knows anything about computers, just needed some opinions from people who know the field.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Killerbe View Post
                  The most impressive IT people i come across never studied for IT in there majors.
                  One of them has a PHD in physics.
                  That's interesting!

                  I know several genius computer techies who left school and jumped in to computers in early age and they did it. They can solve server,network related problem quicker. But sad fact is multi national companies dont hire under graduates what so ever. They just prefer to stick with candidates who have a paper with big seal of Batchlor or Masters degree.

                  I personally like to study on practical scenario's. I dont like to read big Cisco book but yes it's interesting to get a router,switch, internet line and start working on it and solve the puzzles to get connected.

                  I have applied to some polytechnic colleges in Sinagapore.
                  Now waiting for results. Hope to get there.
                  Singapore is 1 of the best place to learn technology in granular mode I beleive.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by sco1984 View Post
                    I know several genius computer techies who left school and jumped in to computers in early age and they did it. They can solve server,network related problem quicker. But sad fact is multi national companies dont hire under graduates what so ever. They just prefer to stick with candidates who have a paper with big seal of Batchlor or Masters degree.
                    The subject you study isn't so important, the point is the degree is a line on your CV that says "Yes! I have what it takes to do this and see it through to the end." And that is a quality that employers want. They want someone who has shown they have the perseverence and the discipline to see a project through to the end and be successful.
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                      Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
                      The subject you study isn't so important, the point is the degree is a line on your CV that says "Yes! I have what it takes to do this and see it through to the end." And that is a quality that employers want. They want someone who has shown they have the perseverence and the discipline to see a project through to the end and be successful.
                      And yet I have quite happily arranged myself into a few IT jobs now without even a sniff at a degree. It depends on your approach, and who you are, and where you aim.


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                        Totally - a degree is by no means compulsary. I think if you have it, then it can make you a more attractive candidate, but at the end of the day for a IT position they're going to be far more interested in your prior experience and your relevant qualifications.
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