Devry’s Network and Communications Management Degree vs. Zero to Engineer: Which is best for you?
Are you able to drive through Beverly Hills in a yellow Lambo with enough money to pay Benjamins?
I’m not good at it.
If you are interested in improving your IT skills and would like to enroll in a training course, this is the right place for you.
This is a comparison of Devry’s Network and Communications Management Program and NexGenT’s Zero to Engineer Career Blueprint Program.
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Here’s what we’re going to look at:
CurriculumProfessors (and real-world experience), and Why?
This will help you decide if you want to burn your money or invest in early 2015 Amazon stock.
You are probably smarter than the average person so you already know that I am biased.
There are no hidden facts, just plain facts. With a little bit of sarcasm, it’s all.
Let’s get right into it.
Devry’s Network and Communications Management Program
According to the program description, this degree will prepare you to “design, build and install voice, video, and other data communication system.”
You’ll be able “to create backup, security, and redundancy measures in order to protect sensitive information …”” after completing this program.
You will also be able to “connect people via VoIP, Video, and Smart Phones and more.” This program promises you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a technical professional.
Devry claims that this degree will prepare you for many different jobs. Just a heads-up, Devry also mentions that some occupations may require years’ of relevant experience.
First, the general education course, which consists 5 sections…
This can seem like a waste, I know. These classes are necessary for accreditation of a school.
The first half of the program will focus on English composition, public speaking and ethics.
It’s so exciting! This is so exciting!
It is essential that you are knowledgeable about nutrition, society, sociology, and public speaking. Without this knowledge, how will you be capable of setting up and maintaining a network?
Once you’re done with these classes, you can move on to the core-degree coursework.
This section’s title literally suggests that the previous one had nothing whatsoever to do with your degree. However, don’t dwell too much on it. It should take you between 18-24 months.
Core-degree classes are where you will get the most for your money. Devry’s core-degree classes are where they deliver on their promise to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed as an IT professional. Here you will learn how to “design and build, install, and manage voice, video, and other data communication systems.”
As you can see, this section focuses on the basics of accounting, computer applications for business, and technology resource management.
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After approximately two and a half years of schooling you will be able to learn computing basics. An introduction to engineering technology will be provided. You will also learn the principles and security of information systems and be introduced to scripting and databases.
The program’s end includes a number of classes that cover topics such as VoIP administration and enterprise networking design. There are also a few senior projects.
Devry was unable to provide me with any information regarding the technical classes.
I did however inquire about their professors in San Jose (Silicon Valley), the tech capital of this world. ).
Surprisingly, they only said that Professor Paul Giomi was the head of program and that Abdelaziz Kaina was one of their best professors.
I looked at their LinkedIn profiles in order to get a better idea of who the experts are who will be teaching this life-changing 4-year program.
Paul Giomi has many years of experience–teaching. He graduated from Sonoma State University, 1986. According to his profile, he has been a professor at Devry University for more than 19 years.
According to an admission rep I spoke to, Abdelaziz Kaina is one of Devry’s most respected technical professors. As you can see from his profile he has over 17 years of experience–teaching.
It seems that neither of these world-class professors has any real-world experience. They weren’t network engineers at IBM, or solutions architects at Amazon.
They are qualified to get you job-ready, I’m sure.
Completion Time and Cost
The cost of tuition for the entire 4 year program would be $65,202 if you started from zero. If you had completed your general education requirements, the cost of tuition would be $31,112 and would take approximately 1-1.5 years to complete.
I don’t know if you think that is a lot of Benjamins, but it seems to me!
NexGenT’s Zero to Engineer Career Blueprint Program
As you can see, Basic Training is comprised of seven modules that culminate in the Full Stack Network Associate certification (FSNA).
The first two modules will cover enterprise networks, security, virtualization, collaboration, and current industry trends. This will help you gain a better understanding of IT in general and enable you to better plan your career.
Module 3 will teach you technical concepts like MAC frames, MAC hubs, switches routers, routers, subnetting and the OSI model.
Even if you have completed the early modules, you will be able to schedule one-on-one ment