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February 24th, 2003, 17:25
Hey, guys, long time no see.
I'm thinking of going to a tech school (ITT, DeVry, U of Phoenix), and I wanted your opinion on doing this AND which ones are the best in your opinions.
I know their primary objective is makin' the money, but do any provide good teaching and skills, and how useful are their degrees?
This is a serious, life-changing decision, so please, if you have to crack a joke, provide something useful, too.
Thanx in advance.
February 24th, 2003, 17:29
Originally posted by EfrainMan
Hey, guys, long time no see.I know. I thought kawaii was a country the last time we talked :p
I've been looking at ITT Tech for when I get out of high school. There's one somewhere in upstate Massachusetts.
February 24th, 2003, 17:34
hey Efrainman,...Kane has been borrowing your dumba$$ stick for a while :p
Personally, i had a choice to study in the US last year and i applied for the Universtiy of Phoniex. I can remember my academic advisor asking me to apply to the universtiy of carlifonia ( as its one of the best). but i didnt as they asked me for a SAT I and II , but if you can afford the later, my advice is to go for it...........good luck! :)
February 25th, 2003, 05:22
you guys over there have good techie schools...wake tech here in NC is like high school with ash-trays...lots and lots of ash trays.
February 25th, 2003, 06:18
Are you looking for a real 4-year undergraduate, B.S (Bachelor of Science) degree. Or are you looking for something to extend your education. I personally would reccomend going to your local college, IMO you would get a much more rounded education there.
February 25th, 2003, 16:35
Godd replies so far . . .
Originally posted by Drack
Are you looking for a real 4-year undergraduate, B.S (Bachelor of Science) degree. Or are you looking for something to extend your education. I personally would reccomend going to your local college, IMO you would get a much more rounded education there. I've tried going to my local college, but I HATE all that extra crap they make me take to get a degree. I just want to focus on computers (thinking about getting MCSE).
Originally posted by Kingstar
hey Efrainman,...Kane has been borrowing your dumba$$ stick for a while :p That's nice . . . who are you? :p
February 25th, 2003, 16:39
Originally posted by EfrainMan
That's nice . . . who are you? :p that's kingstar. He's a minutature version of Kane, with the obsessive posting and all that other crap :p
The only problem with these technical schools is that most only have Associative degress to recieve in the more interesting courses. There are bachelor programs, but none interest me in a computer standpoint
February 25th, 2003, 17:06
I was looking her in Chicago at Both ITT and DeVRY. ITT is an OK school, but they only provide Associates in Applied Science. I guarantee you if you go to a Consulting Interview, you will lose a job to someone with a Straight Associates in Science. IT jobs in general are just getting Harder to get. I got my MCSE 2 years ago, and was basically told that I couldnt compete unless I had experience, or a Bachelors Degree. SO, then I decided to go back to school to get my Bachelors, and then Changed my Major. If you really want a Tech school, go to DeVry but they are more like a Normal College than the Other Tech School. Just my 2cents
February 25th, 2003, 23:08
I must start looking at this very soon also and I agree with drack, I am fairly sure I will stick to the local University of Idaho (WOOOOO). I voted Phoenix.
February 27th, 2003, 17:03
U of Phoenix is winning so far, and this is a good start. I want to get a few more opinions, tho.
I hope my Dumb@$$ StickŪ is being used for good and not :evil:.
February 27th, 2003, 23:27
I guess University of Phoenix would be ok. I've heard that their courses are VERY expensive and take alot longer than they calim but otherwise provide a fairly good education.
February 27th, 2003, 23:38
>I hope my Dumb@$$ StickŪ is being used for good and not :evil:.
You should already know the answer to that question when you realise who is using it :evil::evil::evil::evil:
February 28th, 2003, 00:03
Heh, I'm already an MCP and am 3 exams away from my MCSE... but it's taken me over 2 years to do that, not because it's hard or anything (I found it to be quite boring), but because I've been busy with university and stuff so when I get around to studying for the exams again, I have to start from square one because I've already forgotten most of the things.
If you're seriously considering to get your MCSE, the one thing that I can advise to you is to take the exams as soon as possible, maybe somewhat parallel to the pace that you're in class so to say, that way your teacher can prepare you for them up to a certain point. Afterwards you simply might not have the time to do so.
IMO, the MCSE has become nothing but a certificate. The exams can be memorized (the first 4 AFAIK), but it's more about understanding key concepts than anything else.
So basically if you're eager to become a system admin, get it. If you want to add another certification to your CV, get it. If you want to learn more things about MS networks, get it. Other than that I see no reason to take it.
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