Seeking Masters Degree and Certs at once

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Cisco certifications
IT careers
IT training
IT training and certifications
Microsoft certifications
I have a BA in Telecommunications and have extensive Help Desk experience but I've decided I want to run with the big dogs and get some real credentials.  I am looking for a Fast Track (For students with non-computer related degrees) Master's Degree Program in IT or CS that also has a clear aim to earn you certifications on the way.  Not just gaining relevant knowlege, but teaching to the Microsoft/Cisco exams as a specific focus of the class.  Do any such programs exist?

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  • James Murray
    There is a strange addiction in our business to certifications and going fast. The problem is that while you are building your education and your certifications you are starting at the bottom of the barrel all over again. At the same time the people that are building experience are actually gaining on you. The way to move with the big guns is to get involved in Bleeding edge technology. There are cutting edge technologies, mainstream technologies and legacy technologies. Competing in mainstream technologies means competing against everyone else that is trying as hard as you to be on the "fast track". In the process getting bogged down in thier learning. Cutting edge technology is better, but again, the top of the heap usually get the plum cutting edge projects working with the top guns. Bleeding edge means researching and guessing where technology is going. Then learning a little bit and getting a job where you can be a leader in that technology. The cool thing about Bleeding edge technology is that nobody knows anything about it, so you don't need to learn much to get involved. Then when the technology goes cutting edge, you are at the forefront of the wave getting job offers and you are the big gun. Then you train the young guns and let them compete by building thier knowledge. In the mean time you look for the next big thing and start learning that. That's how the big guns got to be big guns. None of them became big guns by going to school and getting a degree in that field. Colleges are 7 years behind the curve so getting a degree or certification just means that you are in a mainstream technology. If you want to be a big gun, find a technology that will make it and jump in. In regards to teaching. Teaching is a whole new skills set. Just because you have the knowledge doesn't mean you can teach it or write about it. Plan on spending 5 years in the classroom honing your skills before you develop competency in the classroom. If there is a program like what you are talking about, your next employer is going to look at your resume and see book learning but no practical experience. Find a technology that you think will take off. study for a week, then go to your boss and begin selling him on the technology. Since you know about it you will be the expert. If the project goes ahead you will be the lead and after you've paid your dues, the big gun.
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