What Is (ccna, Ccnp, & Ccie) Relevant To As A Degree/major?
Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:02 AM
Posted 02 July 2008 - 12:57 PM
I'm new to this Forum but I think it offers a lot of Great information. You can never compare a degree to a certification period. A degree will give you a solid foundation for the future and for your field of choice. A certification will EXPIRE ... DEGREES DO NOT !!!!
Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:39 PM
Certifications are more tailored for technicians. The folks who get their hands dirty, so to speak. It's a back door for those with experience to validate the knowledge they have gained to employers.
Think of it this way:
Engineers make things
Technicians make things work
Nothing against engineers, but theory is different from hands-on. This is also why certifications will expire after a time, but degrees endure. The theory taught to degreed folk also entails the theory of research and, as a by-product, continued learning.
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Posted 17 January 2009 - 06:29 AM
I thought of enrolling in this. But then again I didn't want to limit my options. I began thinking if it might be better to get a traditional BS in Comp Sci since that seems to be what EVERY tech job asks for. Even the network admin jobs. I don't think I've ever seen an employer ask for an MIS degree in all the job sites I've perused over the last few months. They all want BS Comp Sci. So if you ask me, a Comp Sci degree is universally the most valuable degree one can get for the IT industry, no matter if you want to be a software engineer or network administrator/designer/engineer.
Doesn't mean it makes sense though. Personally, if I'm looking for a network administrator, and all things being equal, I'd hire the grad with the 2 year IT degree(w/networking conc.) I mentioned earlier rather than the 4 year degree in comp sci(where all you're really going to learn is coding Visual Basic, C++, Java, x86 assembly).
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