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    Training Stuff

    I just found out today that a new national db is being created which in turn will probably make my job redundant in about a year

    Does anyone have any suggestions for training that i could do which would help me be more flexible in my career options in the near future.


    Dave

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    pizza delivery management trainee?

    sorry, wrong thread

    i dunno, what do you enjoy doing, that you would like to get paid for?
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    dot Net seems the big thing ath the moment.

    Try geting a job in the NHS. Information Analyst might be a good area to go down. (That's if you live in the UK.)

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    ermm thats what i basically am,
    If you think about the implications of the new national db it means an end to national reporting hence large reduction of work for information department hence job cuts,

    I have a decent undestanding of VB.net windows development (i even have a mickey mouse course in it), but looking at job prospects you need 2 years experience etc.

    and rudy i dont have the skills for a pizza management trainee ( as i dont drive)

    What i do enjoy is the development side of my job,

    Cheers Guys
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    ever thought on going into IT Engineering? (im not sure if this is classed as below an information analyst, but just thought i'd put something forward).

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    Alright Cruickshanks

    Im not so sure, Us info analysts tend to be thought of as the scum of the earth
    are IT Engineers below that,

    What would i need to get A+, MCSE etc. its something to look into anyway

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    I looked at that one a while ago, i can give you a guys contact details if you would like to look further into the training side of it (it costs about 4k though!)

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    Not so good then my budget will probably only manage to about half that,
    Im still thinking about my options ill mull it over for a couple of weeks before making up my mind,
    Im just looking for ideas at the mo just to see where i should look to get new skills or to improve etc. Im also doing a degree at the mo so its going to be quite extreme over the next few months never mind, what i may do is spend some cash on some software and finish my MCAD (things slowed down after i hit the no iis barrier)

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    You could always follow the advice of 'oftendirinking' & 'DerrickM' on this thread http://www.dbforums.com/t1077332.html. Just call yourself a certified developer and wing it.

    The main downside I can think of is a tale I heard from Canada where it is alledged that soemone went for a Network / System Admininstrator / manager, claimed to have lots of qualifications, got smoked out very early on, was sacked, the company then went after her for all the costs incurred through recruiting her (not only their costs of employment but the advberstising & whole recruitment process. She ended up with a hefty 10.15K bill, all for the sake of lying on her CV
    HTH

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    wouldn't have been a 10.15K bill in canada, dude

    we stopped using pounds a few centuries ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    wouldn't have been a 10.15K bill in canada, dude

    we stopped using pounds a few centuries ago

    Do you remember it well

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    before even my time

    sometime before confederation, i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCoutts
    Do you remember it well
    Why, you young whippersnapper! Get over here, so I can smack you with my cane!

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    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    wouldn't have been a 10.15K bill in canada, dude we stopped using pounds a few centuries ago
    being defensive I was quoting the sterling value, I think the Canadian was soemwhere around the $25,000 mark. I can't remember but then that currency seems to go up and down like a fiddlers elbow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by healdem
    being defensive I was quoting the sterling value, I think the Canadian was soemwhere around the $25,000 mark. I can't remember but then that currency seems to go up and down like a fiddlers elbow....
    Relative to what? As currencies go, Canada's dollar is pretty stable.

    -PatP

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