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Topic # 6682 15-Feb-2006 11:28
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I am actually quite annoyed about the topic above. Although Auck Uni offers some papers to cover Telco/Networking topics, but none of the Unis offer a complete degree/Post Graduate. I felt a definite vacuum in my practical knowledge when I joined Telco industry after my PG.
Although Uni now offers CCNA ( optional courses, which can be completed in 3-4 semesters), but what about practical aspects?
Same applies to Microsoft technologies...

Another issue which our educational providers lack in is failing to merge new and emerging technologies into curriculum.

I wanted to pursue my thesis in Next Gen Mobile Networks ( 3G onwards) but none of the Uni's had a standard alliance with telco providers ( TCNZ or Vodafone) to help out in this.
Yes I can still do it with Auckland Uni's Lecturers but without the involvement of the actual working organisation on that technology, I feel there would always be a gap between theory and practical.
Any ideas from people in 3G industry how to achieve this? I certainly have some bright ideas ( resource allocation, location management etc) and would want to pursue this with a job ( thesis only doesnt pay bills!!).. may be in the same company or through an alliance...

I was just browsing through some Univerisities and many offered 1 yr Telco Post Grad diplome or even proper degrees...... Why not in NZ??

Any ideas??

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  Reply # 28503 15-Feb-2006 12:19
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Its a tricky one and I agree with you. Most of us (myself) included learn on the job. Telecom have a graduate program:

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  Reply # 28510 15-Feb-2006 12:39
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yeah even my company ( and Vodafone) has one but its a pity when they come over and look at the technologies we use...quite amusing to see their faces :)

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  Reply # 28511 15-Feb-2006 12:42
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I've got a solution, but it's hardly practical:

Go overseas.

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  Reply # 28554 15-Feb-2006 16:42
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JermCool: I've got a solution, but it's hardly practical:

Go overseas.


I agree. the on the job training is so much better than here (!)




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Reply # 28556 15-Feb-2006 16:48
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Training? What training - my first day was 'right here is your desk off you go'. I thought induction was something that wires ran through!

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  Reply # 28558 15-Feb-2006 16:50
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You got a desk !?!?!




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  Reply # 28559 15-Feb-2006 16:53
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Cripes. I've been doing Telco for 11 years and I still don't have a desk.

I've got workbenches, but those don't count.

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Reply # 28560 15-Feb-2006 16:55
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My first job at Telecom Mobile (many moons ago) I got the desk of the recently departed GM of Marketing. I later found it the desk was called the Departure Lounge...

and i still managed to stay there 3 years :-)




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  Reply # 29041 22-Feb-2006 08:24
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The idea of leaving NZ is ofcourse enticing, but then its a beautiful, laid back and safe country, although I might have to leave for career aspects. UK sounds good to me :)

Does anyone know of any international organisation alliances with any Uni where a Thesis is possible?

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