Honestly, Prabhat... do that which you enjoy. The quality of your work
will be so much better than those who are motivated by other reasons...
plus your attitude will be better in general. Those two things will take
you *anywhere you want to go*.

Give programming a shot, sure, if you're interested in it. But don't
persist if it doesn't click under the illusion that you'll make more money,
or some other poor excuse. There are already far too many terrible
programmers in this industry, drawn in by the illusion of better pay, who
continue to inflict themselves on codebases all over the world.

Gordon Mott
Former Code Monkey
================
Paratum cor meum, Deus, paratum cor meum.


On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 3:16 AM, prabhat mishra <mrmorning@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:


Hi Rob/All,

I appreciate the valuable advice; received from you & other gentlemen's. I
honestly express thanks for sharing valuable thoughts.

The reason I rasied this totally unrelated query is becuase I see lot of
development jobs as compared to adminstration & feel demotivated.

I have worked as SYSOPR for quite sometime & intend to do more of
iSeries, amidst little scope and opportunity.

I am totally confused if I should go ahead with the admin, develpoment or
programming. And seeking help & direction in this regards. I enjoy doing
the sysopr stuff..

Also, what should be the plan of action for IBM V.6 admin certification,
aspirants ?

Anxiously waiting for direction & help.

Regards
Prabhat Mishra

On Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:23:51 +0530 wrote
prabhat mishra,



I would start with education.



First, there's formal classroom education. In my experience community

colleges often offer a better choice of education. Often located closer

to where you live and work allowing you to further your education while

saving on living expenses and continuing to work. Finding educational

institutions which offer IBM i based education is a tougher choice.

Educational institutions often stick to closed proprietary legacy systems

based off of Windows or Apple. But there are ones which offer education

on the i - you just have to look a little harder.



Then there are computer based training (or CBT) options like

http://www.ibmuser.com/

http://www.as400online.com/index.htm

http://www.mantatech.com/

Some of the above also offer web based training.



IBM offers education at

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/power/education/



There are other places which specialize in education like:

http://partner400.com/



There are conferences (but you better have some education first) like

http://www.common.org



I have no suggestions for books to offer as far as a mythical "How to

develop applications for the IBM i for Dummies". There are books out

there for the platform however.



You could get some general IT education and try to get an internship with

an IBM i shop. Although this summer we hired 1 intern for every 10

salaried employees only one was in IT and it wasn't for IBM i development.

He was just hired on full time. Not bad for a person who couldn't go

from one plant to the next when he was first interning because the terms

of his parole didn't allow that.



PS: You can actually start a new thread on these lists by typing in an

address on the "to:" line in your email program. Or by adding the list

address in your contacts. Replying to a thread to start a new one looks

strange in the archives. And replying WITH HISTORY and not even changing

the subject line really vexes people. Therefore it doesn't leave them to

be inclined to put your resume' at the top.





Rob Berendt

--

IBM Certified System Administrator - IBM i 6.1

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Garrett, IN 46738

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From: "prabhat mishra"

To: ,

Date: 08/08/2012 07:47 AM

Subject: Re: [Consult400] Northwest Ohio - RPG Free Contract

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How can one get into development, any guidance ?



On Tue, 07 Aug 2012 22:46:19 +0530 wrote





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