Graduate Programs for the modern IT ProffesionalLocked
Here’s my background: I have a BBA in MIS. I’ve been working professionally in various support roles for 3 years. I have some basic certifications (A+, Net+, MCP towards MCSA, took CCNA. Need to take again [I’ll get you next time, CCNA!!!]). I’m trying to break away from the desktop support/sys admin track and head out into the network-centric side of things, specifically network security.
Now, my company is willing to pay for a graduate program, and I figure I may as well jump on that opportunity while I have the chance to do it for free. I’m having trouble sorting through all the options, and I appreciate any help you guys can give me.
I was very underwhelmed by my MIS experience. I understand the need to focus on business needs and strategies, but the lack of any real technical knowledge imparted left me at a total disadvantage when the job hunt began. I also just didn’t really enjoy the business side of things. So, naturally, MBA in MIS doesn’t seem like the best fit for me. On the other end of the spectrum, MS in CS is generally geared towards the coders, and that definitely isn’t me.
The ideal program will be a distance learning online situation. I’m not so flexible on time/travel, so I think that’s the way to go. Does anybody have some advice for me?