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Degree or Certification which better

By emmyk3 ·
Hullo there ?

There is a hot answer i would like to get my eyes on .

In my home land we have local Unviversities which do award traditional degree courses in particular Bachelor of IT.

The the students who graduate from these versities unfortunately come out with little or no skill .Yet when you look at their syllabus u see the same things as in say mcse ,A+,cisco .....

I also have friends who attended Aptech and did proffesional IT certications and today they are doing good .

My question is how good is a Degree say in Bcs/IT compared to a proffessional certification like MCSE,LPI and CCIE,CIW among others .

Please help am in a dilemma with one of my sponsors who sees certifications as something related to failures !!!

So which is which .What are the advantages of a certication vs a Degree.

thanks for techrepublic Q&A

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by InXale In reply to Degree or Certification w ...

Degree or Certification..

Both.. For Support Admins you need the certs, if you want to progress to Management you need the degree.

The University IT qualifications are , in my mind not very good for day-to-day work experience. I interviewed a person who had a degree in AI. He wanted to be a Sysman.. Never looked inside a machine..

Same at my sons school. He wanted to do IT, said ok, however the curriculum falls way short of real world.

Nope, hands on experience plus certs ( ie 50 / 50 split ) is what I was looking for.

What I have seen is that those who wish to move into IT believe it is so easy because some of the techs have been so good they made it look so easy.

John

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