Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Do You Need a Degree to Work in IT?

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IT Careers November 29, 2011
A Georgetown University report that examines where jobs will be through 2018 for those with a high-school diploma, an associate degree and a bachelor's degree shows a growing disconnect between available jobs and those with the skills to fill them. IT, the fastest-growing career cluster, also has the highest overall share of postsecondary employment. While most IT jobs require a bachelor's degree or better, the study finds shorter-length programs may still play an important role: providing technical skill updates or providing IT career options for workers with a bachelor's degree in another career cluster (e.g., business). Read more >
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Susan Hall
Charting Your IT Career

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IT Unmasked

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From Under the Rug

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This excerpt from the Cisco Press book "IT Career Builder's Toolkit," written by Matthew Moran, focuses on moving into a management position. This usually means spending less time working directly with technology, which can be a scary and difficult proposition for some IT pros.

Laptop theft and data loss are escalating concerns for companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500-level to small businesses. According to the FBI, 97 percent of stolen laptops are never recovered. Fortunately, there are ways that companies can protect themselves from theft. Ron Penna, chief strategy officer at Awareness Technologies, outlines the top tips for preventing mobile device theft.

With the help of some basic assumptions about training costs and the value of your team's time, these spreadsheet-based tools can help you evaluate the payoff of keeping your team up-to-date on the latest skill sets.

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Excerpt from
Susan Hall
Charting Your IT Career

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