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    BSC - computer science

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any thoughts on this degree, ive been looking at it for a while and not sure if I should go for it.

    At the moment I do the support for an AV vendor and would like to move into the security field.

    Would it be better caring on with say MCSE , CEH etc etc or go for a degree?

    http://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?C...ontentID=23521

    Any thoughts appreciated!

    Thanks.
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    Hi,

    A degree is an academic qualification that lasts a lifetime. Certification is short term, as they have to be kept up to date.

    Certificates are more job specific, so may get you specific employment more readily than a degree.

    Have you considered an MBA? that plus certificates is a powerful combination, particularly if you have management ambitions
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    Thanks for the reply Nihil.

    Hmmm, not you have totally put me off course! Ill have to check up on it though. The thing with BSC touches on alot of things (programming, statistics etc) that are sort of interesting. yes I could do programming as a cert though.

    But I will have a look, thanks again for the post
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    do the degree
    that one is a very good IT related across the spectrum
    if you are doing a degree, getting MCSE / CCNA / C|EH will be a piece of peace

    as for security
    get the degree with those certs, plus the pre-requisite time in job to gain real world experience
    then add CISSP and CCSP to the mix

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    as for exam prep - CBT nuggets are the way
    and transcender for exam practice worked for me

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    and will always buy what I need
    they are out there too

    luck to ya
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    Got loads of CBT but where to find the time after a long days work :P

    thanks for the reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cider View Post
    Got loads of CBT but where to find the time after a long days work :P

    thanks for the reply.
    you can always do without sleep
    for a year or two anyway :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by foxyloxley View Post
    you can always do without sleep
    Sleep? wot dat?


    Kidding aside, I went into a CS minor program having no idea that CS was programming. I failed out. Didn't realize until it was too late that I'm not a programmer, and I wanted the MIS minor program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11001001 View Post
    Sleep? wot dat?


    Kidding aside, I went into a CS minor program having no idea that CS was programming. I failed out. Didn't realize until it was too late that I'm not a programmer, and I wanted the MIS minor program.
    Hmm, the university I currently attend has programming in their information sciences curriculum as well. Its Java, but some people seem to have trouble with the whole object oriented thing? I don't know...maybe its just because I've been coding for so long...

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