Starting a career as an Application Packager
Can anyone help please
About 10years ago i did a course in an uk college that included VB, SQL etc but i never got round working with it due to family stuff.
Now i'm thinking about going back into IT. I was advised the best place to start is with 'Application Packaging /Sequencing'. Does anybody have any advice that might help.
i.e. is this a good advice and what are the steps i need to take to achieve this.
You will have to learn new tools for MSI and App-V if you are interested in this technology. VB and SQL might not actually help you directly, but might give you an edge to learn about packaging easily. Since it was 10 years ago I really doubt you would be remembering stuff from it.
It would be as good as a new start. So you can pick and choose any technology you like.
You have some basic skills that will come in handy in your career as an application packager, when I started I wish I knew more about VB scripting and SQL will definately come in handy. You can refine your skills browsing tech websites for the latest information and updates to your current skillsets. I would encourage you to learn as much as you can about APP-V, Sequencing, Cloud Computing. Packaging is moving more towards virtualization and packagers roles will becom less with products like Admin Studio 11.5 this has all in one tools that makes a packagers role less and less, however if something goes wrong you will need the skills to open up the package and see whats wrong.