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Websphere vs Networking

 
Karthik Sundar
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Karthik here. I am from India, working in a IT consultancy company. I'm a fresher, having five months experience in a WAS,MQ admin role for a leading American bank. I am looking to know the scope and future for WAS and MQ related jobs. My job involves linux admin scripting and MQ troubleshooting and monitoring and handling issues in the live production environment. I don't do any deploy activity. I request you and would highly appreciate it, if you could give me some answers to the following questions that have been clouding my mind for a few days.

What kind of scope and future does WAS and MQ technologies have?

What are the certifications/higher studies options I must pursue for career building if i Chose to stay with websphere?

Career wise, if I make a switch to networking would I be better off or is websphere better in terms of opportunities?

I would be really greatful if you could answer one if not all of the above queries. Thanks in advance !!!
 
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Welcome to the Ranch
 
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Karthik,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

They are different; one isn't better than the other. Networking probably is more stable, but IBM isn't going anywhere either. Which one do you like better? You are more likely to be successful at doing something you enjoy.
 
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Hi Marshal!

I don't know a great deal about networking but I feel that it is more interesting. Looking a few years down the line, would Websphere still be around and if I were to opt for networking, would I be better off going for a masters or would certifications be good enough?Thanks!!
 
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