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Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by scoyne2 Jul 5, 2013. 24 Replies

Hello everyone,It seems this forum is frequented by a wide variety of professionals, so I thought it would be a good place to seek advice. I am casually considering perusing a D.B.A. in Information…Continue

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Hello AOM men. I have recently started an amazing job after completing grad school and I need some help with my cubicle. It's no office, but for a job straight out of school I could not ask for more.…Continue

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scoyne2 replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"Thanks for the advice! I passed both halves of the A+ exam last week, while there seems to be some debate as to if it will be helpful on my resume in the future, I found the content useful. I am now studying for my CISSP exam and much of the A+…"
Jul 5, 2013
Alan Andrews replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"I do recruiting for a firm that does IT Staffing, and I would agree with Jay and others that you should go ahead and get the A+ for this reason. I've had to disqualify some candidates for several positions because they never got around to…"
Jul 5, 2013
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Jay replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"If you want to get some certs you need to think where you are going with your career. Right of the bat I can tell you not do the A+ cert, it is a really basic cert. Just check websites or go to your local bookstore, order a coffee and browse a book…"
Jun 13, 2013
Michael L replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"You need to decide on what course to take. If you want to stick with programming, get certs in those or learn more about the languages you work with or learn others. Programming and Networking are two different sides to the IT coin."
Jun 13, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"I would study for the CISSP as it will only help you in your current position.  As for brushing up I would just read some books and talk to people.  Get to know the basics of the hardware and it's capabilities.  Same for the…"
Jun 13, 2013
scoyne2 replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"Good point, however, do you think it would be worthwhile to take the lower lever courses in order to gain a better understanding of their work? My current position is software development and my education is mostly theory so I have little/no…"
Jun 13, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"My thought is that if you want to manage then take courses managers take.  Program Management (PgMP) once you've completed PMP and CCISP.  If you have enough credits in accounting and finance get your CPA.  Also consider…"
Jun 13, 2013
Michael L replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"Network+ is pointless if you are doing the CCNA. CCNA covers Network+ and then some. A+ is good to have for basic stuff, I read the material but never took the test. Security+ is your call. Cisco, VMware and Microsoft are the three big certs to get.…"
Jun 12, 2013
scoyne2 replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"Thanks for bringing this thread back to life. For now I have decided to focus on certifications, as my employer will not pay tuition until I have been employed for 1 full year. I plan to get A+ (test Saturday) Network+, Security+ then CCNA.…"
Jun 11, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"If your employer will pay for it get your PMP and PgMP.  I wouldn't recommend going for your DBA unless you intend to teach.  Use the time to network, learn the business side (budgets, finance, etc.); you'd be surprised to find…"
Jun 11, 2013
Michael L replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"If they are paying for it - sure. But consider an MS in something or go for professional certifications like from Microsoft and VMware or some other technology you work with. Technical know how is very important. Need to understand what is going on…"
Jun 11, 2013
Jay replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"Hi, Most of the advise on the thread is good but I disagree with some. I will recommend you do the DBA, specially been an AACSB accredited and well known one. I was in a situation similar to yours. While at the U.S. Coast Guard where I studied and…"
Jun 11, 2013
scoyne2 replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"Thanks for the advice, I think you nailed it by suggesting a specific focus... now I just have to choose one."
Apr 1, 2013
David replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"I'd definitely advise against this.  You already have quiet a bit of education and seem to be rather young.  Like you mentioned, I'd work on some certifications and experience at this point.   I have a CCNA, so…"
Mar 31, 2013
Steve Dallas replied to scoyne2's discussion Considering perusing a Doctor of Business Administration in Information Systems, any thoughts?
"If your ultimate goal is top management, yes, spend your time learning management and business. Learn some accounting and finance so you can sell the IT goals to the entire company in terms of monetary costs and gains.   I've been in IT…"
Mar 21, 2013

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