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# 141168 3-Mar-2014 14:08
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Would doing a conjoint degree in B.Commerce and B.Computer Sc improve the chances of a fresh graduate landing his first  I.T  job compared to just doing a B.Computer Sc? 

How about doing a B.Computer Sc followed by doing professional certifications such as MCSE, MCPD,MCSD, Cisco certifications, Java certification? 



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  # 998186 3-Mar-2014 14:14
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You will likely end up on the service desk regardless and work your way up the ladder like everyone else ;)

Experience > certs > degree is my view on it, the degree will likely benefit you in a management position somewhere along the line



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  # 998203 3-Mar-2014 14:49
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JamesL: You will likely end up on the service desk regardless and work your way up the ladder like everyone else ;)


Ask most ISP network/systems admins and you'll find thats where they started. 

Having 20 Qualifications means nothing if you have no experience in the real world in how things really work (not how Uni and courses teaches you how things work)

 
 
 
 


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  # 998209 3-Mar-2014 15:05
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BillyFieldman: Would doing a conjoint degree in B.Commerce and B.Computer Sc improve the chances of a fresh graduate landing his first  I.T  job compared to just doing a B.Computer Sc? 

How about doing a B.Computer Sc followed by doing professional certifications such as MCSE, MCPD,MCSD, Cisco certifications, Java certification? 




What sort of work are you after, and where would you do your degree?

There are a fair few people who go through Summer of Tech (paid internship programme) in Wellington and go straight into coding roles out of Uni.  I'd say that would be a better thing to spend your time on than going through certifications.



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  # 998244 3-Mar-2014 16:02
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Degree would be at University of Auckland. Hoping to find a work writing software after finishing course.

So employers of fresh from university graduates would also look for experience?

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  # 998247 3-Mar-2014 16:09
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BillyFieldman: Degree would be at University of Auckland. Hoping to find a work writing software after finishing course.

So employers of fresh from university graduates would also look for experience?


Summer work and part time work count as experience.  As does open source.

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  # 998839 4-Mar-2014 14:24
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BillyFieldman: Degree would be at University of Auckland. Hoping to find a work writing software after finishing course.

So employers of fresh from university graduates would also look for experience?


Conjoint Bsc + Bcom is a solid choice, full stack developers are in demand.

There are quite a few graduate programs (Integen, Datacom, Geni etc) for programmers/developers you won't be starting on help desk generally (like networking/sysadmin).

I highly recommend you do the double semester Infosys Project paper (INFOSYS 345A + INFOSYS 345B), this gives you real world experience and normally a solid reference.  

It's gold for your cv 1 year real world experience on a real project with a team.



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