Re: new to IT MCAD or MCSD.Net

From: comp sci kid (
Date: 01/06/05

Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 17:47:40 -0500

not to discourage you, but the certifications you want to persue are all
over the map. i strongly suggest that you think long and hard about exactly
what kind of programming you wish to do professionally before taking any
exams. for example, web programming or fat client programming, java or
.net, oracle or sql server.

there aren't enough days in a life-time to learn it all well.

good luck!

"Java Jon" <> wrote in message
> I am 33 years old, currently not employed or knowledgable
> in the IT Business World. I am very interested in
> programming and development. I have an opportunity to go
> to a place called for free. I will be
> getting certifications in the following A+, then Network+,
> SCJP (Core Java 2), and then I have a choice of MCAD or
> MCSD.NET. Does anyone have a recommendation as to what I
> should do ? Will I find work with these certifications
> alone and no degree ? I'd appreciate some educated
> professional opinons. I understand that I will probably
> sit behind a help desk for a while, but I am willing to
> wait my turn to advance. I am eager to develop software,
> not answer phones. Do people in this industry promote from
> within ?