Originally Posted by veloziROTHTOR
that's also stuff that can be done without actually going back to college (e.g. java certification, oracle dba certification etc). study at home or take a class and then pass the exam.
I don't recall mentioning those roles.. Sure, anyone can write some Java code or install Oracle 11g. What I was referring to is Systems Engineering/ Architecture. You need a solid understanding of principles, frameworks, and architectures. It comes with education and experience; not from an IT for Dummies book.