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  1. 3 weeks ago I would have been excited for a crushing of the Sharks in the first round but now I can see this as a 50/50 match up with both teams struggling in the end of the season.
  2. * Chris Jans, New Mexico State head coach: Jans comes with baggage after being fired by Bowling Green for violating his morals clause after drunkenly engaged in lewd and inappropriate behavior toward women at a near-campus bar. But he can coach. Jans was an assistant at Wichita State following his firing at Bowling Green and has been New Mexico State’s coach the last two seasons, going 58-11 overall and 27-3 in the WAC with two NCAA Tournament appearances. But is the baggage too much? From http://nevadasportsnet.com/news/reporters/here-are-25-candidates-who-could-be-nevada-basketballs-next-head-coach
  3. Come on Louisville dont bust my bracket and ticket on the first game.........
  4. After the disaster of the last coaching search I bet. When Nevada was searching for their coach it was all confidential until they announced the hiring of Musselman.
  5. Yes and no, it really depends on where and what field in Information Technology. Every company is different. Information Technology is really broad field that can be broken into 2 categories. Development and Operations. Majority of IT is in operations side. On the Operations side, from my experience, is the degree is only important on the initial screening and the HR interviews. It's just to check a box. When you get to the Technical Interviews they really don't care about the degree and only care about the experience and if you can actually do the job. A lot of people I've worked with don't have any degrees. For the entry level you just need show you can do the job or if your never in the right place or time, like me, then an associates degree is recommended. Most of these guys though are stuck at where they are now and if they leave the company they will have harder time getting hired at the level they are currently at because some HR departments require these degrees or certs. Like @retrofade said above is that to advance especially to the senior level or management a lot of companies HR require a combination of degree, certifications, and experience. I've seen people who were with the company for over 10+ years got passed up because they didn't have degree and it went to someone outside the company with a MBA in IT with no technical experience. Most of the degrees from 4 year brick and mortar universities usually focus on the theory aspect. Which is great for the development side of IT like the software engineers. But the issue with them is it really hard to teach troubleshooting in school which 95% if the job with operations. Big reason why I liked WGU is their degree focus on the operations side with Certifications in Cisco and others. Certifications is great but you need to have the right ones. There is a lot of Certifications that is only internally company specific and useless else where. Also there is a lot of people who cheat and study brain / test dumps to pass their certification test. But most of these people get exposed in the technical interview.
  6. Ya Nevada as a 7 and Gonzaga as a 2.
  7. San Jose is off the table, heres to hoping to land in Salt lake
  8. WGU IT programs requires you to be in the field already. You need have a couple of years experience or have an industry certification like Cisco or Comptia. The school is designed for people in the industry but hit a roadblock because they don't have a four year degree. A lot of the classes to pass requires you get the Certification and Cisco Certs are no joke.
  9. And to add, WGU unlike other Online Universities, is non-profit and is Regionally Accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) like Boise State, UNR, UNLV, and rest of the northwest schools. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_accreditation
  10. Thanks, I got my CCNA back in 2014 and renewed 18 months ago with CCNA /S because WGU locked me into it and wanted to CCNA DC instead. I got a couple of months till I got to start studying again and been back forth between CCNA DC or CCNP next.
  11. Lol I'm a Data Center Technician and trying to become a Network Engineer. I choose that program because I had a CCNA already and that knocked easily 9 months worth of work right there. The CCNA Security sucked.
  12. Ya I got the BSIT Security before they renamed it to Network Ops and Security. I like that name better but I didn't want to get the CCDA that they added and only had 2 classes left at the time. MSITM so far is good. I'm 4/10 so far. The only Cert in the MSITM is the CAPM for project management and I'm doing that next. Depending on how fast I get though it will depend if I finish the program by July or not. 7 of the classes is a performance assessment and no objective assessment.