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    What kind of job...

    Im sorry if this is not a good spot to post this question but I could not find a suitable place for it.

    I am wondering what kind of work I could find by learning c++ programming.

    I am in the midst of job transition and have been looking to upgrade my skills and add new ones to make myself more marketable in the job market.

    Currently I am getting my A+ certification, then I will go on to the Networking and server certs. However I am finding the programming area very interesting.

    What kind of jobs require knowledge of c++

    What kind of formal training should I seek and what do employers expect.



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    Disrupting the universe Mad_guy's Avatar
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    A lot of people pay decent cash these days for C/C++ programmers. You can get a job doing a lot of stuff (from a game developer to a telecommunications software engineer.)

    Some of these people I've talked to get mad amounts of money just to sit around and write software on Linux all day and crap. The problem is that if they hire you, they will expect you to have experiance, and show them some of your stuff you've written. Being able to make a linked list and use a socket won't get you a job really, minus freelancing. Naturally, a group of people making an AV won't want some amatuer on the team who can't make a class asking his head off every eight seconds about something.

    If you want a job programming, with whatever language(s), instead of sitting around just kinda toying with many languages you might want to sit down and really try to master a few of them. When I say master I really mean it.
    Last edited by Mad_guy; 08-13-2005 at 10:06 PM.

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    This may change tomorrow........(it was the opposite last year..)

    Currently there is a shortage of experienced C++ programmers in Australia.
    Money is good and the chances of getting interesting work has increased.


    As the businesses need 'resources' now and can't wait for the ramp up (time to get you used to their systems and learn their code) no-one will give you a job coding C++ without a degree and at least a few years experience. (as C++ is considered a hard language in comparison to say VB)

    VB, C#, Java are better starting languages.

    Anything .NET has only been around a few years and so (IMHO) is a better bet to get your foot in the door.
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    Bob Dole for '08 B0bDole's Avatar
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    >Java are better starting languages

    Java is a better starting language?

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    as much as I hate the idea,
    here Java is an in demand language, c++, c are not.

    the best idea, hit your local library, and check the archives for local daily paper for last three years, see what has been the trend for language knowledge where you are.
    then learn that language really well.

    then you have the language you need to get a job and get programming experience.
    once you have that, add any languages you want to, but only one at a time, improving your employability, skill set, and your value to your employer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Henager
    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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    Where are you from Jaqui?

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