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Hot skills in 2002

By leightonn ·
The Techrepublic artice 'Hot skills in 2002 don't necessarily come with certs, but they help' is a good one. It acknowledges that the demands of an IT professional are very high. Not only does the IT pro need to know and understand new technologies but to also specialise in a particular marketable field as well.

This is especially true for smaller organisations where you are required to be multifacted. I work in a small organisation where I am required to do systems admin, network admin, database admin etc. Basically I am the only one in my department! However I choose to spend most of my energy in database administration. Also, I have begun to do exams in the OCP DBA program to get high level certification in this arena.

As toXML and Java being mere passing technologies, I beleive that they both have a major role to play in the the IT sector in 2002. This is due to the increasing use and development in wireless technology. Any programmer who knows these technologies well should be well off.

In a nutshell - know the basics of everything, then master one thing. You'll be better off.

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I like computers...

by maht In reply to Hot skills in 2002

My name is Matt, I'm 20 years old and from Santa Maria, Ca. I've been playing around with computers for 13 years. I love to fix broken IBM compatible PCs...and I would love to have a job where I got paid just to fix IBM compatible PCs. I know the basics of networking...and I know the basics of a few languages such as ASP, Java/VBscript, and CGI. I know HTML and CSS pretty well too. I like to administer FTP servers, as well as web servers.

I want to start my career working with computers, but I don't have any mentors to help me into the right direction. I've been teaching myself little things via the Internet and people online for awhile now...

But, I'm starting to notice that I just can't keep up with what's going on, and I'm having doubts about getting into the computer industry and as result, I'm finding myself a little lost.

I'm working on getting my AS @ my local community college...I went and got A+ certified...and I figure myself to be an ideal helpdesk/tech support canidate...but there are no jobs in my county.

I rather not do data entry...because I really want to configure/repair systems.

I could easily get MCSE certified (I grew up on Microsoft and I feel I know it inside/out), but a lot of people say it's not really worth it.

I play around in freeBSD and red hat linux...I fool around in solaris...

Anyone been in my situation before? Anyone have suggestions that could help...or just any suggestions about what I'm saying here?

Much appreciated,

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