Well, you folks say it's an open discussion, so I get to ask whatever I want. So how much wood would a...?
Never mind - I'll have to work that one out myself later.
To my actual question - I'm considering going out for a Certificate or a Master's in some form of IT, preferably management. Ideally I want to skip MBA programs where I get 2 tech-related courses and 2 dozen on Accounting Practices for Llama Herders and the Global Economy They Serve. I'm also not enough of a true geek to go through lots of hardcore programming courses.
So how much difference does it make to:
Get such a degree in the first place?
Get it from a particular school or level of school?
Follow a particular course of study?
Get an actual Master's vs. a Certificate?
My vision for this was that as a now half-tech person (the other half is archivist), the best way to ensure continued employment and plan for the future is to get some learning done. Strategic planning for IT, leveraging the web for business, etc. Is such an idea a complete waste of time? Am I no more or less employable as a history geek with some on-the-job experience than I would be as a Mastered Geek?
I've actually found a program that looks like it hits the right notes for me (this one, for the curious), but I'm not committing to a program that won't help.
So, oh ye seasoned gurus of TCH, oh ye brilliant and full of obscure information, whaddaya think?