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Old 03-22-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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Oracle DBA. Not "quick and easy," but then nothing with any value is.
Exactly.

There is a reason why the upper aspects of the IT world pays big bucks. You have complex topics to which you have to constantly keep up to date. If I had a penny for every idiot who thought he could get a high paying easy job in IT... man...
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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Hahaha this thread reminds me of another where a guy said basically said "i have no experience but I want to be put into IT security should I grab the CISSP?" lolol
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Old 03-23-2012, 07:27 AM
 
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Hahaha this thread reminds me of another where a guy said basically said "i have no experience but I want to be put into IT security should I grab the CISSP?" lolol

That is amusing considering you can't even take that test unless you have a minimum of 3 years of security experience in the field already.

People can be successful in doing certs, but most do not realize the level of study if requires (especially for those who have no experience in the field). They find out pretty fast though when they get overwhelmed by the shear amount of content they have to absorb.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: San Tan Valley, AZ
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Don't brain dump, it is for idiots and people who give a bad name to the process. If you can't pass it without brain-dumping it, then you don't know it. The tests for A+, Security+, Network+, etc... are easy if you know the concepts. If you don't then brain-dumping only says you don't know the content and don't deserve the cert.
I could not agree with this more. When I am interviewing candidates, if he/she is listing certifications, he/she should expect to get that level of difficulty in the questions that are asked - and they will not come from a dump. In my opinion, when interviewing for most IT-based positions, the emphasis is not just on what a person knows, but that he/she has the logical ability to apply that knowledge. A good interviewer will be able to figure out whether or not certifications were from a dump and cram session or from knowledge and applied studying by having a candidate explain the answer to a level that is more than just a single line answer.

To the OP, while I have nothing against going down the route of SharePoint Development, it is still going to require a grounding in more traditional .NET Development. Since you are going to need to have that background to succeed and advance, for entering the industry, you could broaden your net to a more generalized entry-level .NET Developer position. It will give you the experience you need and the foundation to build off of. I would consider SharePoint development more an "area of expertise", and you can always specialize once you have your foot in the door and building your skills.

At least where my physical office is (I am moving to Arizona in a few weeks, but will continue to be based out of our New York office) I can tell you that I am seeing that I am having a large amount of qualified candidates for senior-level positions, but the market is thinner for the more junior-level positions. The theory that I share with one of the recruitment firms that we work with the help fill our positions are thinking that with the amount of people on the market right now, it is a trend in a lot of companies to hire two junior-level developers and provide them the opportunity to advance than to just bring in a single resource. I personally do not agree with the strategy, but if it is true it may well be beneficial to your search. Part of me hopes that it is true, because after having just filled five senior-level positions on my team with relative ease, it was refreshing to have my pick of stellar candidates (with clear communication skills, which is more and more uncommon, as well).

Best of luck to you. If you do go down the Microsoft development route, be assured that there is a wealth of great public resources available from Microsoft and their partners. As a former LAMP-based developer in an MS stack, I could not imagine going back to doing anything else with my career.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:30 AM
 
Location: helena
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I think you should look for a job of search engine optimization.
you need to just learn html language.
you don't have to be an technical expert in this.
Just basic technical knowledge is required.
It is a good career.
SEO will stand as long as Google is there.
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