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Certifications Required For Job In IT Department Of A Bank?

i want to find out stuff from u

if i wanted to consider an IT field in the banking industry what certifications do u think i need

that is to work in any of their IT sections

i m expecting a reply from u

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Hello friends,

I have been enjoying what you guys have to say as far as certification

is concerned.

The first thing here is which area do you really want to go into

and how is that area in demand?

After that, you can easily contact the career section of any bank

through their websites and ask about the certifications they really

need.

And another thing.Do not be blinded by the issue of certifications.

What is needed is really your skills. If you have got good skills

in your field, you will definitely be rushed after.

We shall all succeed.

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hi folks, i really appreciate what you gys are doing as regards response to any topic raised by any member of the group.i will really appreciate if somebody can tell me what i need to know here.You discussed IT and its prospects in the employment market and all have contributed one way or the other.Pls help to address this issue for me.There exist a distance learning institution in Nigeria with regional head office in portharcourt and study center in Lagos.The name of the institution is Columbus international university, uk.I need to know if this school is real as there website is not functioning www.columbusiu.co.uk.

Pls help out so i can know if i can enrol for their programmes.

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@Mc Omo and oLo, The Cert no be Oluwole.I actually got my cert this year.The prob is that i actually put the wagon before the horse.As for the 5 years experience stuff,what i have is not working experience it's just stuff iv learnt by helping people out and doing some voluntarywork.If i was not serious about this i wouldn't have sent the post.Guys i really need some advice!

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Nairaland people, I have a complete[b] M.C.S.E(Microsoft certified systems engineer e-book) and dumps[/b] you can call me on +2348037376680 or +2348025401890 for more details.

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whats ur question about NDT? Shoot, perhaps I will have an authoritative answer 4 u

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to work in a Bank or oil firm, choice is urs! ur career goal should be ur watch word. If i am in ur shoe, i will go for commuincation / telecom industries, that is where u belong. go for cisco certification and u will see that MTN, GLO & co will be looking for u. A friend of my who is an engineer was employed as a teller in a bank, from there to fund transfer and now to marketing. He is making money but he is complaining everyday about his career. But he don't want to resign b/c of d money.

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hi saintchux,pls i need ur opinion on whether 2 wrk in bank or an oil firm because am a graduate of electrical electronics engineering.if am 2 work in a bank which dept wil i bst fit in an the necessary certification will need?thanx.

-Rob.

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Double N . . .na Oluwole u get those palis 4rm ? Yeah rite !

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How about a degree in Education and an MCP, CCNA and CISSP?

Waiting for una reply

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Guys i have a question.I have gotten my CISSP certification, i will be writing my CCNA this week and i hope to get a Comptia Security+ certification by the end of the year.I'm really passionate about network security and i have some practical knowledge.I read Biochemistry in school, i will be going for service next year.My question is how do i break into the IT industry?Where do i get relevant work experience?

Please guys i really need your help!!!!

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It's good to get these things straight. Even if you are a graduate of your local dialect, you can enter and still excel in the IT world. The key word is passion. Don't be ashamed to start with a cafe in your vicinity, even it means working for a low wage or even free, you are only developing yourself for the big opportunity, with the experience and then the certifications, you get to move on from there. As a fresh graduate, you don't need any experience, you only must write and pass the bank's aptitude test first, followed by the oral interview(s), and then you are in.

The first few months in the banking, you are called an Executive Trainee(ET), meaning they are watching you to see where your skills and adaptation lies, this is when you need to buckle up with your certifications and start pushing up for the IT department.

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Talk of being 'unfocused' ! Hands on experience is priceless . . .

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hi fellas,is doubledating good or bad? pls candid opinions are required

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hi guys,i learnt the syllabus for ccna will be changed very soon.pls when exactly will this be?.also pls what is the current exam fee?

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I was expecting stuffs like NDT and the rest when i mentioned certifications required in the oil and gas sector.

Can someone give me a list of these certifications please.

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Dont deceive urselves ! There are so many certified people dt r jobless cos of what ? Experience ! The banks want u to have had a few yrs experience and aw do u do dat without 1st getting started ? Look 4 contract jobs or volunteer jobs initially then use dis as a medium to project what u want ur future employers to see u would be adding to the coy . . .

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the issue of sacrificing weekends & public holidays has got me thinking,i'm hoping to get a transfer to my office I.T dept,whc cert. will be the prioty now cos i'm already reading 4 CCNA/

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Please what are those related courses?? could they be Mathematics, Statistics, Physics etc.??

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There is a big discrimination in degree and HND in banking sector. Have the whole IT certification with HND some bank will not look at u, but with degree in engineering, computer science and related course will do. I don't want to list any bank here. If u want to know more of those banks send me mail. my address is on my profile. IT certification is more of an added advantage to the place am working, not compulsory.

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All said i have only one question.

Is it compulsory that i have a degree in the sciences or engineering (plus the certifications) before i can work in the IT Dept of the Banking Sector. Or will any degree do (Considering what jamb has done to some of us)

Need a response soonest. Cos i need to make a life changing decision

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ORACLE 11i or CISA? Which should I do? http://URGENT

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U can take Saint Chuks' breakdown to d court. it's d best advice u can get. i'm in d IT dept. of d leading bank and i can tell u it's highly fulfilling if u have the passion. the bottomline is u must decide what u want and stay focused.

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it's almost same thing if you wanna work in the oil and Gas industry

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I always trust Nairalanders for their prompt, precise and well articulated responses.

I like Saintchux' breakdown.

Now lets try that on Oil and Gas. Certification and breakdown please.

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u want to be in communication unit - ccna/ccnp

IT security - Cissp,CISA

Engineering/support - MCSE.MCSA

DB Unit - MCDBA/OCP

Software unit - MCSD & Java

don't make the mistake someone made. by going certification crazy, go 4 the one that will be relevant to the area u want to be

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mcse, ccna, mcdba, oca,ocp , cisa , cissp are all relevant to the banking industry.

i worked in the IT dept of a leading bank in naija for about five years so trust me on this.

the only issue would now be your area of interest, but suffice to say that whichever ares you choose to pursue, the banking sector has a lot of opportunities for seasoned /aspiring IT professionals.

again, be prepared to sacrifice most of your weekends and holidays. that was what really put me off eventually.

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it's better you're through with one before taking the other

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Lmao . . Double dating indeed ! ask pple doing CCNA and MCSE !

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