IT career requirements for Java?

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Hi there, I'm currently studying IT- Network and Systems Engineering. I wanted to get your professional opinion on a matter. I am not required or expected to study Java Programming. But I want to get you input on that. Should I learn Java ... will I need it for future purposes?

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Java and Programming in general is still good to have. You don’t necessarily need it, but it will help with small projects. As a Systems Administrator, it will help, but if you are planning on becoming a Network engineer, you won’t need it.

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  • carlosdl
    I agree with Mshen; there are fields in which you will probably not need it, but based in my experience, it is always good to have some programming skills, and I think Java is a good option, since it can be used in a variety of environments.
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  • Washkuhnw
    Java is a language that is used in a lot of today's technology, so saying you're at least familiar with it is a huge resume booster. Also, a working knowledge of Java could be of use in a diagnostic sense as well, depending on what sort of networking your doing. Frankly, it couldn't hurt to have a Java background.
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