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    Default Guess which technical skills IT professionals find most useful?

    Guess the top 3 choices.

    1. Systems Analysis & Design

    2. Project Management

    3. OS

    4. Storage

    5. Application Development

    6. Internet-related areas

    7. Programming

    8. Security

    9. Networking & Data Communications

    10. Operations & System Administration

    11. Database Administration

    12. Communication Skills

    13. End User Computing

    14. Hardware & System Architecture

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    Default Re: Guess which technical skills IT professionals find most useful?

    Originally posted by makan007
    Guess the top 3 choices.

    1. Systems Analysis & Design

    2. Project Management

    3. OS

    4. Storage

    5. Application Development

    6. Internet-related areas

    7. Programming

    8. Security

    9. Networking & Data Communications

    10. Operations & System Administration

    11. Database Administration

    12. Communication Skills

    13. End User Computing

    14. Hardware & System Architecture
    Security
    Application development
    internet related area.

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    Default Re: Re: Guess which technical skills IT professionals find most useful?

    Originally posted by ninelives


    Security
    Application development
    internet related area.
    All wrong. Try again.

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    Originally posted by makan007

    All wrong. Try again.
    must in sequence??? wa liew, i must well go and figure out wat number will come out tomorrow(4D).

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Re: Guess which technical skills IT professionals find most useful?

    Originally posted by ninelives
    must in sequence??? wa liew, i must well go and figure out wat number will come out tomorrow(4D).
    Not necessary lah. But must in the range of top 3.

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    well, as far as i am concern, security is really a must. You manager will kick your behind if your server got hacked and you don't know anything about it.

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    well, as far as i am concern, security is really a must. You manager will kick your behind if your server got hacked and you don't know anything about it.
    It's true. But security is still below the list.

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    Its a trick question. The real answer is:-

    1. IRC - bonus if you can create fancy greetings like ninelives
    2. ICQ/MSN/Yahoo Messenger/AIM proficiency - ability to juggle 6 concurrent conversations entitles you to 10% bonus pay.
    3. Knowledge of Vbulletin/UBB and other forum software

    Additional Bonus for extra 25% pay - knowledge of MUDs/MOOs and text-based multi-user environments.


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    Originally posted by Darren
    Its a trick question. The real answer is:-

    1. IRC - bonus if you can create fancy greetings like ninelives
    2. ICQ/MSN/Yahoo Messenger/AIM proficiency - ability to juggle 6 concurrent conversations entitles you to 10% bonus pay.
    3. Knowledge of Vbulletin/UBB and other forum software

    Additional Bonus for extra 25% pay - knowledge of MUDs/MOOs and text-based multi-user environments.

    Interesting. Unfortuantely, this is a real survey.

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    Default Re: Guess which technical skills IT professionals find most useful?

    There are a lot of fields in the IT lor. Can't be specific ah?

    From a Software Developer's Perspective, my bet would be:

    o Systems Analysis & Design
    o Application Development / Programming (I'm not sure why you had this split into two)
    o Communication Skills

    If you've got poor communication skills, how would go you about doing SAD? Without a sound SAD, the application development / programming cycle might end up a nightmare.

    BTW, I think Database Administration would be the 4th item in my list

    BUT! Is communication skill considered a "technical skill" now? <g>

    :Later,

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    Default Re: Guess which technical skills IT professionals find most useful?

    Originally posted by makan007
    Guess the top 3 choices.
    6. Internet-related areas
    11. Database Administration
    12. Communication Skills
    my guess
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    My guess:

    7. Programming: Dun know how to even do simple programs, then how u know limitations of programming?

    5. Application Development: Make apps... almost anykind of software can be considered an applicaion. Need to make money wat...

    12. Communication Skills: /* Why do they like to put so much commenst in programming? So that people after you can understand what you are doing*/
    // Programs are not often made by 1 person, team team team... that means communication

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    Originally posted by Flare
    My guess:

    7. Programming: Dun know how to even do simple programs, then how u know limitations of programming?

    5. Application Development: Make apps... almost anykind of software can be considered an applicaion. Need to make money wat...

    12. Communication Skills: /* Why do they like to put so much commenst in programming? So that people after you can understand what you are doing*/
    // Programs are not often made by 1 person, team team team... that means communication
    No matter how good you are in whichever area. A hacker can ruin your company, your image, your prospect, your life.

    I advice any engineer here, take up some security courses.

    I am planning to study Certified in CheckPoint firewall soon.

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    Communication skills.

    Most important, if you can't tell your colleague you want coffee without sugar, no matter how well you program/code etc...you'll still end up with Kopi OH...

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    Originally posted by ninelives
    No matter how good you are in whichever area. A hacker can ruin your company, your image, your prospect, your life.

    I advice any engineer here, take up some security courses.

    I am planning to study Certified in CheckPoint firewall soon.
    You mean a CRACKER?

    Actually, not all applications need put security at the helm of all priority. Some apps which are deployed in-house or to a limited set of clients (internal, external) are considered secure by default.

    :Later,

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    Final Results:

    1. Programming (22.6%)
    2. Networking & Data Communications (20.7%)
    3. Project Management (9.8%)
    4. Database Administration (8.5%)
    5. Systems Analysis & Design (7.7%)
    6. OS (7.3%)
    7. Application Development (6.6%)
    8. Internet-related areas (6.0%)
    9. Operations & System Administration (4.0%)
    10. Hardware & System Architecture (3.2%)
    11. Security (1.5%)
    12. Communication Skills (1.3%)
    13. End User Computing (0.4%)
    14. Storage (0.4 %)

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    Originally posted by makan007
    Final Results:

    1. Programming (22.6%)
    2. Networking & Data Communications (20.7%)
    3. Project Management (9.8%)
    4. Database Administration (8.5%)
    5. Systems Analysis & Design (7.7%)
    6. OS (7.3%)
    7. Application Development (6.6%)
    8. Internet-related areas (6.0%)
    9. Operations & System Administration (4.0%)
    10. Hardware & System Architecture (3.2%)
    11. Security (1.5%)
    12. Communication Skills (1.3%)
    13. End User Computing (0.4%)
    14. Storage (0.4 %)
    See? Very subjective. FYI, I'm a Software Developer by profession. 2 & 3 are skills which aren't really useful to me. That's the same for almost all IT Professionals that I know who are working in Singapore.

    Would've been better if you have narrowed down which field in IT you're asking.

    :Later,

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    depends greatly on the organisation. some are very pro-outsourcing, so project management will be very important.
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