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Growing up I'd say

By lawbantell ·
Hi there,

My question is: what next after the vagaries of certifications and on the job experiences?

I want to grow up! becoming a CIO, Project Manager, Consultant etc doing the same thing (IT Supoort Engr) is not what I want to end up with.
What advice do you have, pointing or opening my eyes to ways I could grow up; would I have to goback to school for a management course or something?

Enjoy!

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by Alpha-Male In reply to Growing up I'd say

Sure, an MBA would help...but I think it will more depend on what you take on with your company.

If you want to stay in the IT area, I'd recommend taking a look at the Project+ cert and then tring to get involved in some of the projects your company undertakes. You may need to be an assistant to the project lead a few times before your name comes up on the "short list". From what you said, it looks like you're trying to move away from IT. If that's the case, you need to get a solid grip on what it is you want to do and what qualifications that position requires. If its a business degree, etc, then you know what you have to do...

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by opatzg In reply to Growing up I'd say

The Consultant route is a great way to start that career line as it will open up more opportunities for you especially in project management and having seen that side of things corporations are more interested in you for higher positions with them.For the CIO position, grooming from the current management helps but here it's more who you know not what, and the MBA is mandatory unless it's your own company. Good luck and God speed.

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by lawbantell In reply to Growing up I'd say

Thanks guys, I was thinking MSc in Operations Research wouldn't be bad, unfortunately or otherwise it is only offered at full-time.

Could you please give me URLs to a Project+ cert and or Online School.

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by lawbantell In reply to Growing up I'd say

What do you guys think of CIMA - Merging Managment Accounting with IT?

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