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Author Neville-Neil, George
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Dear KV, I am an IT consultant/contractor. I work mainly onnetworks (Im a Cisco Certified Network Associate) and Microsoftoperating systems (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer). I havebeen doing this work for more than eight years. Unfortunately, itis starting to bore me. My question is: How would I go aboutgetting back into programming? I say getting back into because Ihave some experience. In high school I took two classes ofprogramming in Applesoft BASIC (archaic, I know). I loved it, acedeverything, and was the best programming student the teacher eversaw. This boosted my interest in computer science, which I pursuedin college. In college, I took classes in C++, Java, and Webdevelopment (HTML, XHTML, JavaScript). I did great and had fun. Forvarious reasons, I ended up leaving college and becoming a networkadministrator, and for the past eight years have been doing thisand that and everything else IT-related. But I haven't beenprogramming. The extent of my programming work experience is withMS Excel macros (yuck!) and basic VB coding in Microsoft Access. Sohow could I start becoming a programmer? Visual Studio 2005? Java?Eclipse? I enjoy self-learning and have found that achievingcertifications gets my foot in the door. Is there a particularsuite that I could get certified in to get my newly desired careergoing?
Description Affiliation: ACM Queue (Neville-Neil, George)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Queue (QUEUE)
Volume Number 4
Issue Number 8
Page Count 2
Starting Page 10
Ending Page 11


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Source: ACM Digital Library