Originally posted by Matt Cao:
What was your other degree in what? Did you have anyone advise you to quit the last position and pursue MS full time? Did you have participate in real project development while you pursue full-time higher learning education? Did you published any book, any article? Did you find the way to put your name into potential employers without actually writing a resume?
Regarding the telecommunication market outlook is depended on your definition of telecom. Is wireless counted?
Originally posted by Fred Grott:
There are currently several Middleware-Publishing-Wireless companies that are specializing in building J2Me application distribution systems for the telecommunications market..
I woudl think your exp and domain konwledge mightopen a few dooors..
But that of course depends upon what projects you worked on...
Originally posted by Sara Jahan:
I am a Java person but not a Java-Java person. I worked in a company for three years where the main business was development of Telecommunication software systems for the Telecom operators like Billing, Fraud Management, Interconnect, Provisioning, etc. The stress in such companies is always on the domain knowledge rather than the programming skills. Some of the Software systems being developed used Java Technologies. I learnt Java while working there and also did SCJP. My first degree was not in a related field. This was affecting my career growth. I therefore quit the company to do an MSc in Telecommunications.
I am going to finish my course in about 6 months time and have started looking at the job sites again. Because of the way the job market is, I am suddenly very insecure. I have decided to do the SCWCD and SCEA exams. Is it the right strategy? I am banking heavily on the fact that Java would remain the language of choice for Telecommunication software systems. I enjoy programming but I also want to remain in the Telecommunication Software field.