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    Dear Certmag: Using Certifications to Chart a Career Path

    Question: 

    I am a .NET developer with over five years experience, and I am looking to move from programming into networking. I have knowledge of how networks work and of the OSI model. I started looking into the Brainbench Network Technical Support, Windows 2003 Server Administration and Cisco Network Design certifications as a starting point. …

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    Dear Certmag: Which Electives Would Best Complement a Degree in CS?

    Question:

    I am in college pursuing a bachelor’s in computer science, with a focus on networking. I am deciding what to use my electives on, so I am looking for information about what the best IT jobs will be in four years. I’m thinking programming. What would you suggest?

    -James

    Answer 1:

    “The phrase “best …

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    Get Tech-ed Out This Summer

    Book a summer vacation trip to a tech-tastic destination.

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    Welcome to Netbook Nation

    It’s clear we need to rethink why we buy certain machines and what we expect to do with them.

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    Dear Certmag: Commit to Job as Oracle Apps DBA or Diversify Skill Set?

    Question:

    I work as an Oracle Apps DBA. What do you think the future of an Oracle Apps DBA is? Do you suggest I stick with it, or should I learn some other skills to survive in this IT job market?

    -Mohammed

    Answer 1:

    While no one can predict the future, we can make educated …

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    Dear Certmag: Seek an Internship or Contract Work to Build Experience

    Question:

    I have a B.A. in History and want to get a CCNA. What can I expect job-wise if I have a CCNA but no experience @ Network Engineer I level? I fear I may never find a job. Also, would you recommend just studying from an Amazon book and then taking the test?

    -Brock

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