Career advice from IT professionals, please?

Question by D S: Career advice from IT professionals, please?
If you were advising a young high school grad with an opportunity to pick 3 choices courses from this list, which would you recommend and why?

.NET
A+, NET+ –
APPLICATION SOFTWARE SPECIALIST
CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK ASSOCIATE
CISCO SPECIALIST –
CITRIX SPECIALIST
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST
DATABASE SPECIALIST
DESKTOP APPLICATION SPECIALIST
INTERNET WEB DESIGN
JAVA
LINUX-UNIX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR
MICROCOMPUTER SPECIALIST
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR
NETWORK SECURITY SPECIALIST
NETWORKING SPECIALIST
Q.A. TESTING
VISUAL BASIC PROGRAMMER
VISUAL C++ PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST

Best answer:

Answer by mustangamer
Being a Software Engineer myself, I’d have to say
APPLICATION SOFTWARE SPECIALIST
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST

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