Major Regarding Computers, im desperate for help

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  1. kin

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    Ok, well im a student @ UNC Charlotte, & I've looked at the job market. Full knowing that i want a job regarding computers somehow i took ITCS & discovered that i didnt like working w/ programming languages & software. I took Cisco's 4 semester course, & on my way to be a CCNA. What other kinds of majors regarding computers are out there for Hardware, networking, & etc. Do u think that working for Cisco would be a bad idea?
     
  2. Toaster

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    trust me you wont be working for cisco with a ccna.
     
  3. DatacomGuy

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  4. kin

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    no fellas, im going to get my CCNA, but i will work on CCNP or CCIE in the future, just wondering if its a good field to go into (good $$ & Stable) what major should i do in college to help me with getting a job there.
     
  5. Dommi

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    you probably wont get a chance to take the practical for your ccie without major corporate sponsorship
     
  6. Toaster

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    the ccie practical is $1200 , my co-worker just passed. the level of difficulty from a CCNA to a CCIE is so huge , it would take years for you to get to that level.
     
  7. crontab

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    Plus one will NEVER know what industry is "good $$ & stable". For instance, who would've thought that computers, initially a hobby-ist's activity, would become a trillion dollar industry?

    Just do your best, work hard, work smart.

    -crontab -l
     
  8. Dommi

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    :rant:
    except when the hiring trends are down by 44 percent
     
  9. kin

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    The one question i have regarding all of this is, what major do i pursue in college pertaining to Cisco-like criteria.
     
  10. Dommi

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    something engineering related
    not sure but maybe EE
     
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    Isn't there a network engineering degree?
     
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    I've never heard of a networking engineeinr degree per say, only Comp Sci, Comp Eng, and EE. Probably CE would be your best bet.
     
  14. Kabuko

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    EE is usually pretty good. CE is probably a pretty good option too. I know alot of people who get IS degrees and end up doing networking.
     
  15. Penguin Man

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    Yep, Comp Eng is what you'd probably want (if you were here at least, not sure what there is at your college). Electrical Eng could be OK too.
     
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    Yes, and from what I hear, stay away from MIS degrees. According to salary surveys, they tend to make less and advance less.

    My understanding is that CE or CS degrees are geared towards computer engineering, design, programming whereas MIS degrees are geared more towards network and system support..
     
  17. 04

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    :eek:

    Uh oh, I am going for an MIS degree..... :(

    But I like network and system support :dunno:
     
  18. Kabuko

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    Eh, less does not mean none or little. (M)IS majors still get paid a reasonable amount, just not as much on average. Do what you enjoy doing, don't do it for the salary.
     

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