posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 07:08 AM
I had to learn Pascal in college, which at the time was already obsolete, we all wanted the pascal module replaced with C++ or java, or even a
straight up choice to bin it and do something else like networking, which on an IT course you would expect to learn anyway.
I left college and got a few temp jobs then a basic IT job, then more IT jobs while some of my friends from college went to university to study more
specific areas. By the time they had to get a job they found that no one would take them on without 2-3 years of IT related work before they would
get to use their degree, and when they did i had 5 years of IT behind me and a far bigger pay check, 5 years later (present) the majority have not
caught up, and some dont even have an IT related job!
I could have just studied by myself any programming i wanted to in the evenings and pass a few online tests and then stick that on my CV. Im not
actually interested in programming, but i did study for Microsoft certifications and cisco courses, pass the exams (some of which were payed for by
the company's i were working for), pay went up CV gets longer.
All in all, IT moves so fast with hardware technology and software upgrades than most courses are ALWAYS far behind, so unless you want to do some
fundamental computing courses, id say get basic IT work and do the online/book thing.
edit on 19-1-2013 by Biigs because: (no reason