We did a poll last week in which we asked about the educational backgrounds of TechRepublic members. Here are the results.


Last week in this blog, I asked What kind of background does it take to succeed in IT? and presented a poll designed to get a snapshot of the educational background of TechRepublic members.

Nearly 1,000 people took the poll. Here are the results:

As you can see, the predominant scenario is a 4-year degree in an IS-related major. Interesting, but not surprising, is that the second most common scenario is no degree/with certs.

I’d like to drill down further for those who answered Other. If you chose that option, could you explain a little about your background?

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