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Offline _arc

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changing career from it to electronics at 24
« on: April 29, 2016, 07:50:54 am »
I completed my BE in Electronics & Communication engineering 2013 batch with 72.7% aggregate.
I really am very passionate in electronics & want to make a career in electronics field ,my field of interest is Embedded.

Currently I am working in software company as associate software engineer coding in .NET C# I currently have 2.4 years of experience. can u please tell me how to get into the electronics industry?will this experience help or should i do any CERTIFICATION courses in Embedded? Can someone please help me
 

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Re: changing career from it to electronics at 24
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 09:25:14 am »
Decide on an interesting (to you and employers) project that you can do at home.
Document through how it should work in theory, including any failure modes.
Implement it, and test it to show where it meets and doesn't meet your predictions.
Doument what, with the benefit of 20:20 hindsight, you would do differently and better next time.
Show that to an employer, who ought to realise that you love the topic, and that you have a solid engineering approach and aren't just another hacker.

Nowadays the hardware and software to do that are stunningly effective and inexpensive.
There are lies, damned lies, statistics - and ADC/DAC specs.
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Re: changing career from it to electronics at 24
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 08:46:14 pm »
If your current company does not do any embedded/electronics design, the you are out of luck, obviously.

How much did you actually do with electronics at the moment? How do you know that you are passionate about it if you have not tried?

Switching is not hard, but to find a job you need to know something. Not a university degree, but actual knowledge and some finished projects to show.
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Re: changing career from it to electronics at 24
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 11:38:33 pm »
You could merge the two together.  There is .NET Micro that lets you use C# on microcontrollers.
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Re: changing career from it to electronics at 24
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 11:57:12 pm »
You could merge the two together.  There is .NET Micro that lets you use C# on microcontrollers.
This is a good way to never have a job. You might as well learn Fort or some other obscure and marginal thing like that.
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Re: changing career from it to electronics at 24
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 12:09:29 am »
Not exactly. It scales upward to mobile devices as well. Windows CE based barcode scanners etc.
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Re: changing career from it to electronics at 24
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2016, 02:22:07 am »
 Wait a second, I know FORTRAN.....    :-DD
 


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