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A Career in Databases

by Kyle Y
So the quarter is coming to an end and you loved the class. I mean who wouldn’t? The practical uses of databases are endless and the need for people to manage them will only grow. The careers within CIS are among the top 5 growing jobs in the U.S. and this blog will tell you why. As mentioned in many other presentations about 80- 90 percent of data has been created within the last 2 years and database admins are the ones who are responsible for managing and turning that data into useful information. Throughout this post I will discuss how to become an admin, discuss salary, work environment, and its job outlook. read more...

Jobs in Big Data

by Tseng H. K.
The article I read this week is “How to get a hot job in big data” by Dan Tynan. I choose this article because if you are getting to like database, you might want to consider about jobs that are related to databases. This article is great because it gives life story about how people who are not related database field previously switch to database jobs, and these people talks about little tips to get their job. read more...

CSS Is Vital To Learn

by Michael M
Cascading style sheets have been around for a while they have been around since 1997 so they have been around for 15 years. Cascading style sheets are useful for any web developer. There are really no web developers now that do not know how to use css because it is so common and is now so important. Style sheets are good because they will override peoples defaults settings so it is good becuase it will be seen like that across all web pages. CSS is very important because it can affect the entire mood of a web page. It can make or break your page because it creates consistancy across pages. CSS is not that hard it is just a little harder than plain HTML and it is vital to learn because without knowing how to use CSS will prevent you from getting a job in the web development field. read more...

ERD vs UML? what do employers want?

by Willen L
In this article the author talks about the employment demands of ERD vs. UML. Whether employers prefer one over the other and with the ever fast changing IT field it’s sometime difficult to gauge what skills are preferred in the profession but with all these job search tools online it’s possible to gauge where the demand is. The author analyzed data that he obtained from SkillPROOF since the beginning of 2004 and wrote this article 2 years later in 2006. The data was collected from 137 IT focused companies and the data was collected daily and there were a total of 35,932 jobs recorded. They did a keyword categorization according to history and a sampled content analysis for a week to dig deeper into the matter. They found that data modeling when searched without a specific methology is one of the required knowledge bases. That means a lot of jobs want data modeling but did not specify what type of modeling (ERD vs UML).  UML appears to be more on the application development side and are often listed as a critical skill. ERD tends to focus on database design and maintenance and is also often accompanied by skills in software such as ErWin, Visio and TOAD. read more...