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  • I wanted to do know if Middlesex University's Network Management & Cloud Post Graduate Program, Is the program worthy of network or cloud related jobs ?

    Is the content of the program is any good for a job in Cloud or Networking industry to begin with ?

    Also I'm confised between doing certifications or Masters degree because I am truly confused about the job market and the education required for it.

    I see same jobs having different educational/vendor cert requirements and vice versa, how is it possible to study all vendor certification to just find 1 suitable job, for example network admin, some ask for Cisco, some ask for Microsoft Certs, some ask for Juniper, some ask for others, if I were to choose Cloud, then some ask for VMWare Cloud, some ask for MCSE Cloud, some ask for AWS, some ask for Google and some for Cisco Cloud, and to my amazement some ask for all of these with 8+ years of experience. In some cases some ask for a mixed bag of certs,

    What I am not able to understand is how can i do all of these certifications (if I do just some certifications I might not even get a job, and I know of people who never did any of these certifications and they work as IT Solutions Manager or something) with the cost per course being so much, that I actually compared the total cost of VMWare (from Basic to just Professional, NOT advanced Professional) certification of Cloud with a Masters degree in cloud, the masters degree actually cost less that of certs but nobody asks for the degree.

    For a new person to join the industry in its very confusing and frightening.

    Any help or insight is definitely appreciated.

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:19 AM

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  • Hi,

    Depending on the kind of job you are interested in you will need to get the certification that goes with the job. In many cases that can also mean a combination of vendor Certificates. 

    Anything cloud related will be a safe investment, including all Microsoft Azure related certifications.

    To get started in the IT business you will need experience and/or certifications so you can a tleast prove that you have the knowledge required if you do not have experience. No experience and no certifications is a no go.

    Masters education in ICT as the foundation sounds good, many employers allow you the do the certifications once they hire you.

    Self paced learning using books and online training video's can help to prevent hi costs for classroom trainings.  

    Danny.

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:05 AM
    Answerer

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  • Hi,

    Depending on the kind of job you are interested in you will need to get the certification that goes with the job. In many cases that can also mean a combination of vendor Certificates. 

    Anything cloud related will be a safe investment, including all Microsoft Azure related certifications.

    To get started in the IT business you will need experience and/or certifications so you can a tleast prove that you have the knowledge required if you do not have experience. No experience and no certifications is a no go.

    Masters education in ICT as the foundation sounds good, many employers allow you the do the certifications once they hire you.

    Self paced learning using books and online training video's can help to prevent hi costs for classroom trainings.  

    Danny.

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:05 AM
    Answerer
  • Thanks,

    Very well explained.

    Appreciate it.

    Monday, May 1, 2017 3:29 PM