Life after AS/400: What skills will keep you marketable in today’s IT world?

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Hi Group, I have been working on AS/400 platform for the past 7 years. I would like to move to another technology. What skills will keep you marketable in today's IT world?

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For me, I made the change to the VB .NET side.  I am still working for the same company but now I am converting legacy programs to mobile apps. This way I can still keep my hand in the RPGLE as well as the development of web services.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    I'm partial to information security. There are a TON of opportunities in the field. Check out these resources I've written for TechTarget for starters:
    www.principlelogic.com/careers.html

    Don't forget the Golden Rule of career success: work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Technical skills are great but nothing's better than a savvy IT or security professional who can actually communicate with others and understands fundamental business concepts.

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  • mvrkrishna
    What about moving t Oracle DBA?
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  • abhisheka1
    @mvr: May i ask you which application language you started your career with RPG or Cobol.
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  • mvrkrishna
    My experience with RPG is very less (though i started my AS/400 career with RPG) and mostly i was into COBOL.
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  • abhisheka1
    I am seeing growth with Big Data Market , not a bad choice !!!!
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  • abhisheka1
    if you are exposed to Java not a bad option tc
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  • jinteik
    java and .net should be good
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  • PutzGrilla
    COBOL is for men the rest is for boys.
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