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Masters in IT or MCSE

By funkster100 ·
Hi, I am looking to do a Masters in Information Systems (MSc ISE), but the costs are huge and takes 3 years. Whereas a Microsoft Qualification such as MCSE is in demand(?)

Which course would be most beneficial

I am trying to break into the ITfield

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MSc not MSCE

by areets In reply to Masters in IT or MCSE

MCSE is good for professionals already in the IT sector. MSc ISE has a more long-term view.

Regards.

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You probably don't need either

by Matthew Moran In reply to Masters in IT or MCSE

If you want to break into I.T. you should find a place that cultivates I.T. talent. Many times that will not be an I.T. department.

Check out my article:
I.T. Happens Outside of I.T.
http://www.thetechmag.com/index.php/news/main/72/event=view

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Programmer vs technician

by Jim Phelps In reply to Masters in IT or MCSE

Do you want to be a programmer or a technician? Do you want to design network software, or do you want to design a network using network software already written?

The master's degree will orient you to designing new stuff, whereas the MCSE will orient you to working with what's already out there.

I suggest you take a programming course to see if that suits you. Also, do some technician work. Then you'll be able to make a better decision.

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Get your masters

by seriouslabz In reply to Masters in IT or MCSE

The MCSE just isn't worth anything these days. I'll admit, I became very proficient in MS technology while pursuing my MCSE, but hiring managers don't care about that credential anymore. Everybody's looking for the MIS educated professional (here inSeattle) MCSE doesn't even show up on job descriptions anymore. If you don't have experience, I wouldn't even worry about either right now. I would suggest donating your expertise rather than educating yourself. Experience is simply paramount.

Ofcourse, this is a rather limited view based on current economic conditions. As the market slowly favors IT again (and it will), certs might once again become a must have item.

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Masters is way to go!

by TheCanuck In reply to Get your masters

MCSE's are so de-valued now its not even funny. An MCSE's knowledge is obsolete after each new release of Windows OSes. True the knowledge can be useful for tech support and so on. But think of it this way.... Do you want to be learning the next newwindows when you are in your 40's or 50's competing against the young High School aged kids. Or would you rather have a Master Degree that says I'm in it for the long haul career and can move into Management roles if needed.

Get your Masters. Thats what I'm currently doing.

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Masters is way to go!

by TheCanuck In reply to Get your masters

MCSE's are so de-valued now its not even funny. An MCSE's knowledge is obsolete after each new release of Windows OSes. True the knowledge can be useful for tech support and so on. But think of it this way.... Do you want to be learning the next newwindows when you are in your 40's or 50's competing against the young High School aged kids. Or would you rather have a Master Degree that says I'm in it for the long haul career and can move into Management roles if needed.

Get your Masters. Thats what I'm currently doing.

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Bachelors vs. Certs or Masters?

by mcstadel In reply to Masters is way to go!

Hi,

I am currently earning $35000 in a business position. I started moving into the IT field temporarily when I helped with the year 2000 upgrades, etc. I found IT to be much more challenging. Unfortunely after 2000 the industry had no room for beginners, at least not at my salary level. My question is will a bachelors be enough or must I get a masters?

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Entry level or over qualified

by TheCanuck In reply to Bachelors vs. Certs or Ma ...

The main problem today in IT is there are few openings now. Most jobs are quickly filled with internal applicants or are moving offshore to India, Russia, or the Phillipines.

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