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If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?

 
bloo van driver
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12/25/2011 04:20 AM
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If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
To the techies out there,what would be the best it skill to learn that is as future proof as it gets?

Admin?
Security?
Programming?


just need input on my lifes reset......what path to take career wise.

thx in advance.
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12/25/2011 04:32 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
To the techies out there,what would be the best it skill to learn that is as future proof as it gets?

Admin?
Security?
Programming?


just need input on my lifes reset......what path to take career wise.

thx in advance.
 Quoting: bloo van driver 7688907


Security no doubt
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12/25/2011 04:40 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
Touch typing.
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12/25/2011 04:54 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
To make the most money, programming. Think app development. Its crazy how much people pay for apps. Also advertising on apps can make you very good money. What is really increasing fast is SMS micro billing. Short codes can make you hundres of thousands a month. Good luck.

Peace and merry christmas.
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12/25/2011 04:58 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
I would have taken more programming classes. I can barely get by in MATLAB--don't even ask me about R. Fortunately, I do not need to do any programming; I can get by using minitab.
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12/25/2011 05:05 AM

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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
I am sorry OP, nothing is future proof, except for sales executives LOL

Many programming jobs have be contracted out to India.

What skills or qualifications do you have now?
What areas interest you?
Do you like dealing with people?
Are you a team player?
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12/25/2011 05:07 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
BOFH

Here are some training manuals:

[link to www.theregister.co.uk]
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12/25/2011 05:10 AM

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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
I would have taken more programming classes. I can barely get by in MATLAB--don't even ask me about R. Fortunately, I do not need to do any programming; I can get by using minitab.
 Quoting: Wonkish


Wonkish you might find a functional programming language easier?

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

or

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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12/25/2011 06:10 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
Gardening. Grow and sell food.
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12/26/2011 08:00 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
To make the most money, programming. Think app development. Its crazy how much people pay for apps. Also advertising on apps can make you very good money. What is really increasing fast is SMS micro billing. Short codes can make you hundres of thousands a month. Good luck.

Peace and merry christmas.
 Quoting: thehitchhiker


I believe that the mobile industry is the one offering the biggest area for growth,I have been looking at short codes but could do with some real life examples of it's application in everyday use,do you have any examples for me to study?

thanks in advance.
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12/26/2011 08:19 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
learning each of those skills does not require some years and years of training, i say learn them all and more, much more - whatever you need as you go, just plan to learn new software, hardware, methods, codes to to follow, weird customer requests, etc... plan to learn as you go and never stop learning.

besides after a while ya know all the main stuff and yer good, mostly for "weird stuff" one ups ya have to learn some new weird skill...
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12/26/2011 09:06 AM
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Vibrator and Sybian maintenance operative!
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12/26/2011 10:13 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
Get Cisco certified out the kazzoo
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12/26/2011 10:25 AM
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Re: If you had to retrain yourself as a techie what would you learn?
learn how to recognize fads and how to escape the endless BS so you can actually do something useful





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