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Steven Cote
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  11:08:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello:

I've had a fairly long career as an civil engineer and I've programmed in several languages. What I've done most recently is VB.Net, mostly additions to CAD applications. I realy wanted to get out of the engineering world and become just a programmer. What I'm finding so far is that just being able to write VB code is not enough. Everytime I apply somewhere I'm told they realy need someone with strong SQL server skills. Apart from the basics like using Databases in GIS applications and doing very basic Ad Hoc Querys I realized I realy need to know SQL. I've aquired SQL 2005 Express and having fun playing with it. Realy cool, didn't know it was such a large knowledge base.
Could someone point me in the right direction?
What are people looking for, for a skill set?
Were's the Money?

Thanx
Steve C.

Steven Cote

SwePeso
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  11:19:10  Show Profile  Visit SwePeso's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You might want to read this topic
http://www.sqlteam.com/forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=77368


Peter Larsson
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Steven Cote
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Posted - 01/18/2007 :  11:35:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanx Mr. Larsson. That Helps. I was thinking of getting some kind of certification. But I'd realy like to be more of a coder and less of an IT guy.

I like buiding things more than fixing them :)

Steven Cote
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