BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
BTRIPP
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Change at school ... again

Well ... today appears to have been the last day of my "Net Tech" experiment. I'd have probably enjoyed it if the class were 12-15 focused individuals, but the atmosphere was just too haphazard for my tastes. Yesterday I found out that there is a new Web Design cycle starting next week, so instead of moving into Units 2 and 3 (out of 4 ... I would had had almost the whole thing for free while I wait for the next unit of my "real" program to catch up to me) of Net Tech next week, I'll be starting the first of two Web Design courses (I'm not sure how many units are in that program ... but it will certainly "mesh" better with the Web Development & Business Programming than the other did) on Wednesday.

I don't think I was ever so aware how "self taught" I am at all this computer stuff ... I've owned various systems for over 20 years (going back to the Sinclair ZX-81) but have never "studied" any of this stuff till this year. What was true for HTML and for cables/components is equally true for "design" (despite having done an Art major in college), so it will be interesting to have (if nothing else) a new array of "buzz words" to get across ideas.

What changed? Well, I was counseled "pretty seriously" by one of the programming instructors that he would NOT recommend me getting those "tech" certs like the A+ ... since they could "pigeonhole" my resume and give hiring managers something to round-file it when I'm looking for development/programming positions. This was pretty much the deciding factor on making the switch. I have NO IDEA of what I'm getting into as far as class make-up will be on the Design thing ... but I hope it can't be worse than what I've been in the past few weeks!


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