Are any of you IT guys?
Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:34 PM
Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:22 AM
Posted 29 November 2010 - 10:08 AM
If programming is a serious interest, then get into coding (Java, .NET, .ASP, etc). If not, you'll get frustrated pretty fast and have a very hard time getting an entry level job.
For breaking into IT, I will suggest one of the following -
- Learn SQL and get an Oracle certification. Buy a book on data warehousing and learn to use an ETL tool - Informatica, SSIS, etc... any. Many companies hire folks with entry level knowledge in this field and will not be as tough to break into.
- Networking. Certify and apply everywhere.
- Focus solely on databases - get multiple oracle certifications and work on free/part-time database jobs that you can show on your resume as work done.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:32 PM
Again, if you are talking web dev - php is my language of choice. In fact, I would look into a LAMP style package that includes mySQL (as you mentioned in the OP) as the preferred database.
Anything .NET is a pretty easy learning curve, although I try to stay away from ASP.
Anything Java too is a good starting point - and I would recommend it over .NET any day.
There are tons of resources out there that will lay it all out for you - giving you an easy choice on what you might prefer.
It is basically a p2p site for all developers.
Posted 29 November 2010 - 01:02 PM
A good DBA is always hard to find to me. If you can get SQL and Oracle in equal amounts there are probably companies that could use you.