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Arguments for learning VB - slightly OT

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Hi
I'm in the position where my employer might pay for courses in VB.net or
even the complete MCAD certification. But I need some good arguments for
learning VB.net that can relate to my current job. I work as a
system/network administrator, and I'm currrently the only IT person working
in the company. They do not want me to work fultime with inhouse development
since we have an external consultant doing this.
So, my question is, how can I say that learning VB.Net will benfit me in my
job as system/network administrator

/Andy
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Andy,

I can give you a long list of arguments, however I give you only 2 that
maybe will convince your Boss.

As it is as you wrote it, than there is nobody that can check the
quality/price of the work from the external consulant and all worse things
from that.

As there is needed a very simple change in the program, that has to be done
really quick and you have to do that, than there is now forever the change
that you ruin something very important. (Even if you do it on phone together
with the consulant).

I hope this gives an idea.

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #2

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"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:O3**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Andy,

I can give you a long list of arguments, however I give you only 2 that
maybe will convince your Boss.

As it is as you wrote it, than there is nobody that can check the
quality/price of the work from the external consulant and all worse things
from that.

As there is needed a very simple change in the program, that has to be
done really quick and you have to do that, than there is now forever the
change that you ruin something very important. (Even if you do it on phone
together with the consulant).

I hope this gives an idea.

Cor

Hi Cor

That is a very valid argument. But, we I work for a finacial institution,
and if I where to work on some of these inhouse application I would demand a
lot of time to learn more finacial theory. And as our CEO said, It makes
more sence to hire our consultant on a ad-hoc basis. But, when I said
learning VB could be used for system maintaince, he was interested. But
again, I have to "sell him" this idea, so that's why I need some good
reallife arguments and examples on how this can be achieved by learning
VB.net programming.

/A.
Nov 21 '05 #3

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Your boss should be told that more and more systems have script interfaces
and the ability to use add-ins that are easily created from VB.NET. This
will only increase as time goes on. Your ability to whip up a quick security
add-in might mean saving the company millions of dollars.

--
Bob Powell [MVP]
Visual C#, System.Drawing

Ramuseco Limited .NET consulting
http://www.ramuseco.com

Find great Windows Forms articles in Windows Forms Tips and Tricks
http://www.bobpowell.net/tipstricks.htm

Answer those GDI+ questions with the GDI+ FAQ
http://www.bobpowell.net/faqmain.htm

All new articles provide code in C# and VB.NET.
Subscribe to the RSS feeds provided and never miss a new article.

"Andy" <ne******@multizite.org> wrote in message
news:ui**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:O3**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Andy,

I can give you a long list of arguments, however I give you only 2 that
maybe will convince your Boss.

As it is as you wrote it, than there is nobody that can check the
quality/price of the work from the external consulant and all worse
things from that.

As there is needed a very simple change in the program, that has to be
done really quick and you have to do that, than there is now forever the
change that you ruin something very important. (Even if you do it on
phone together with the consulant).

I hope this gives an idea.

Cor

Hi Cor

That is a very valid argument. But, we I work for a finacial institution,
and if I where to work on some of these inhouse application I would demand
a lot of time to learn more finacial theory. And as our CEO said, It makes
more sence to hire our consultant on a ad-hoc basis. But, when I said
learning VB could be used for system maintaince, he was interested. But
again, I have to "sell him" this idea, so that's why I need some good
reallife arguments and examples on how this can be achieved by learning
VB.net programming.

/A.

Nov 21 '05 #4

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Hi Bob

This is just the kind of arguments I need. Have you any pointers to
information on the Net where I can find information related to these
subjects?

/A.

"Bob Powell [MVP]" <bob@_spamkiller_bobpowell.net> wrote in message
news:eg**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
Your boss should be told that more and more systems have script interfaces
and the ability to use add-ins that are easily created from VB.NET. This
will only increase as time goes on. Your ability to whip up a quick
security add-in might mean saving the company millions of dollars.

--
Bob Powell [MVP]
Visual C#, System.Drawing

Ramuseco Limited .NET consulting
http://www.ramuseco.com

Find great Windows Forms articles in Windows Forms Tips and Tricks
http://www.bobpowell.net/tipstricks.htm

Answer those GDI+ questions with the GDI+ FAQ
http://www.bobpowell.net/faqmain.htm

All new articles provide code in C# and VB.NET.
Subscribe to the RSS feeds provided and never miss a new article.

"Andy" <ne******@multizite.org> wrote in message
news:ui**************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:O3**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Andy,

I can give you a long list of arguments, however I give you only 2 that
maybe will convince your Boss.

As it is as you wrote it, than there is nobody that can check the
quality/price of the work from the external consulant and all worse
things from that.

As there is needed a very simple change in the program, that has to be
done really quick and you have to do that, than there is now forever the
change that you ruin something very important. (Even if you do it on
phone together with the consulant).

I hope this gives an idea.

Cor

Hi Cor

That is a very valid argument. But, we I work for a finacial institution,
and if I where to work on some of these inhouse application I would
demand a lot of time to learn more finacial theory. And as our CEO said,
It makes more sence to hire our consultant on a ad-hoc basis. But, when I
said learning VB could be used for system maintaince, he was interested.
But again, I have to "sell him" this idea, so that's why I need some good
reallife arguments and examples on how this can be achieved by learning
VB.net programming.

/A.


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