Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cab Driver Makes More Money Than An IT Professional - True or False?

Few days ago, I was shocked to see this question on Quora: Jobs and Careers: If a cab driver makes more money than an IT professional, why should I study?

Apparently the question was asked to clarify the doubts or queries of a 10th grader, this gave me some relief and helped me calm down my nerves. There isn't anything wrong in any profession and by no means am I saying that IT profession is better than Cab driving profession but what agitates me is that these days it has become a fashion to take a dig at software professionals. People from every corner of the globe take pleasure in highlighting how software profession is not good as other professions in the world.

If you click on the above link and read the answers given by multiple intellectuals you will get know different perspectives of how people can compare IT profession with Cab driving profession and highlight pros and cons of both. But what perplexes me even more is the fact that a 10th grader is asking questions like "Why Should I Study?" So I thought to add my perspective as well. While I posted my answer on Quora I am posting the summary of my answer in the picture below for reading of wider audience:

So if you are an IT professional or a student aspiring to be an IT professional and you hear people talking negatively about your professional then my advice is to be logical. Don't believe half-baked information circulated on the Internet. Be wise. Look into the details because God is in the details.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

PEGA - One Of The Highest Paying Job For IT Professionals

How IT Professionals can earn a salary of over 20 Lakh Per Annum?
Step 1: Learn PEGA.
What is PEGA? 
PEGA is not merely a tool, but it is a customer relationship management and business process management product suite by Pegasystems Inc. It provides a no coding platform so you dont have to write a single line of code but it generates java/ object oriented code automatically.
Step 2: Become CSA - Certified system architect in PEGA
Step 3: Go to the next level of certification. Become Certified Senior System Architect - CSSA in PEGA.
Step 4: Become Lead System Architect - LSA in PEGA.
Thats it once you are a LSA you can demand 20 LPA with 5+ years of experience. I am sure you will get offers of around 20 Lakh Per Annum assuming that you are really good. Currently LSAs demand package of over 20 LPA in the industry.
  • Learning PEGA is a costly affair and getting to LSA will require real hard work.
  • PDN, that is PEGA discovery network is the only source to learning PEGA. Other option may be to join a PEGA university course.
  • PEGA certification has may streams available, the ones mentioned above(CSA, CSSA, LSA) are from the technical track.

Other than PEGA:  Digitization, IOT, artificial intelligence/ BOTs, mesh app and service architecture are going to change the IT industry in the next 5–10 years(or may be sooner). Getting onboard with one of these technologies will help you be relevant for the next decade.

Also read, How A Software Developer In India Can Get A Job In Foreign Country?