Thanks for this article!
I have been working for the same company for almost 20 years, worked up from the bottom. Since the original owners retired and sold the company 2 years ago, life has been miserable. The new owners took us to Chap. 11 reorganization and we just recently were bought out by another company. After several years devoted to caring for my late husband and raising children I decided it was time to change the situation. After considerable thought I decided to get my MCDBA, getting ready to take vendor exam 70-229 tomorrow. Many of my jobs within the company have centered around creating reports for management using ODBC and that is what lead me toward the MCDBA.
Your article is just what I have been looking for. I wanted some info on how to break into IT when you technically do not have any true background in the field.
The information about volunteering is excellent and I know of several possibilities to explore.
Again just wanted to say THANKS, your article will be most useful.
PS. Anyone out there in the Kansas City area, I am looking for work in the field. My work history and references are excellent.