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Should i Go for MBA (IT) or Continue reading Head First Books for further certification

 
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Dear Ranchers,

I was today in the Morning shift Starring at the computer doing some work, when a collegue of mine who is married and 10 years elder then me approached me and were having a casual chat .He was mostly discussing like life becomes more hectic after marriage and since he has been working as a software engineer its really difficult to handle family with the sal provided by cmpany and he suggested me to do MBA IT as I am young and he also told me that when you get married make sure that you are in the Management Post...

Now i am a little bit concerned, the profile where i am working has a very little Java usage and I have requested My Seniors to put me in Java domain...The only reason I am working is because to financially support My family


But right now I am a bit confused should i go for MBA(IT), where it guarantees Good Salary Structure or continue reading Head First books for further Certifications, Where you might end up where Management may not aware of technical parts of java and still getting paid more then the programmer
 
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Wow, that's what you consider meaningless drivel? I'm curious what kind of issue you perceive to be important...
 
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You can be a manager without knowing Java. If MBA will give you better results than Java certifications go for MBA.

Check with other people from your country to see which one is better for you.
 
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THis sounds like a serious question. Moving to jobs discussion.
 
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Asking a few questions like

What keeps me motivated?
What do I enjoy doing?
What are my strengths and weaknesses?
Where would I like to be in 2 years, 5 years, and 10 years?


can help.
 
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I think your senior's advice comes form the assumption that

a. You will be paid more as a manager. This may well be true
b. You can hold down this role and will be happy taking care of the responsibilities that come with it. This may not entirely be true

You cannot carry on doing something that you dont like. It will eventually wear you down. Instead find what you are good at and try to excel in that area. Engineering, Architecture, Testing are examples of technical areas you can extend your expertise in. Project Management, Business analysis, Product management forms another part of the ladder.

In India (assuming that is where you are from), it is difficult to find folks that encourage technical expertise. I can get into the reasons, but that will cloud the discussion. Your senior's advice seems to follow this trend. I encourage you to explore what you like to do. MBA and technical certifications usually do not fall under the same roof. There are jobs that require both skills but you will not come across them everyday.
 
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Deepak Bala wrote:
You cannot carry on doing something that you dont like. It will eventually wear you down.


Many people like jobs which pay higher. This is why I do not like the jobs which pay relatively less.

Deepak Bala wrote:
In India (assuming that is where you are from), it is difficult to find folks that encourage technical expertise. I can get into the reasons


I am interested to know the reasons. I can start new thread for it if you do not want to discuss them in this thread.
 
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Agree with Deepak.

Deepak Bala wrote: You cannot carry on doing something that you dont like. It will eventually wear you down


Adding to this: If you dont have interest than you cannot give your best and this reflects in your performance.

So before taking decision, sit back and reflect upon yours likes and interests. Dont go by what others are doing.
 
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Mohamed Sanaulla wrote:Agree with Deepak.

Deepak Bala wrote: You cannot carry on doing something that you dont like. It will eventually wear you down


Adding to this: If you dont have interest than you cannot give your best and this reflects in your performance.

So before taking decision, sit back and reflect upon yours likes and interests. Dont go by what others are doing.



The issue is far more complex and I do not want to hijack the discussion. I like money and I work for money. If manager's role is going pay me more, I would like to work as a manager. Other than money if I like something else for example technology, then it is my hobby not my career. It is simple. Every person work for different reasons. As mentioned in this this discussion, different people work for different reasons. I work for money. I don't want to get into if I am right or wrong. That is me. If I understand value of money I am getting, I will certainly give more than 100% in whatever I do. Anyway as I said I do not want to hijack discussion, and I also do not want to get into what is right for everyone, so I withdraw from it.
 
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In India, it is difficult to find folks that encourage technical expertise.


So True!
 
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Parag Pathak wrote:

Deepak Bala wrote:
In India (assuming that is where you are from), it is difficult to find folks that encourage technical expertise. I can get into the reasons


I am interested to know the reasons. I can start new thread for it if you do not want to discuss them in this thread.


As far as I understand the reasons are India's Service companies, Non IT MNCs and their HR consultants are always frustrated. They believe in torturing good technical people right from recruitment because these people want to work for product companies where skills are respected and paid very good. This is why big product companies are happy in India while Non IT MNCs, service companies and their HR consultants always seen frustrated. I can not blame them because they may have limited budget and it is supply demand formula as well. But demand for good technical people is always high in India(probably anywhere not only in Inda) which they do not understand. The HR consultants also do not understand that management is an art not collection of tricks and good management skills starts from recruitment. So I agree what you said.
 
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Well my other friend said that Mangement most of the time only work at Excel Sheets and Mails and as you go for higher post the Works load gets on reducing and the pay check keeps on increasing.

Its like Engineers playing with Football
Mangers playing with Tennisball
Director and all playing with Golf


My only Sole Intention is to keep Me and My family Financially secured and always be happy. I learnt Java all because of you and you are the one's who introduced me to head first start book

Reading those books makes me happy and makes my mind understand stuff....I hope there were Head First Management in(IT) too


Its also ridiculous when Senior People say note down all the work you did in some application to reflect 100% performance in some other application.. Workload hits us from all the direction and its really difficult to note down all of them..

If only Management can be restructred
-- i mean who had experince in that domain from the grassroot should only be eligible for the Management Post or something like that
 
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