Hello [:D],
I read Phil Wilson's book The definitive guide to Windows Installer'.
I've also read and understood Windows Installer documentation. I read though not fully comprehend 2500 pages Install Shield 2012 user guide. I've downloaded evaluation copy of InstallShield Express edition and played on it. To add, I followed this package dev forum and got familiar with issues that could be faced in a real packaging environment.[8|]
Now the big question - where do I go from here???
I went to dice/monster, all looking for 4,5,6,7.....years of experience. I'm disheartened, clueless as to how to get an installshield packaging job?

My dear fellow members, any useful advise would be greatly appreciated!


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I guess most of us didn't start "fresh" with packaging.
Personally I started on 2nd line support for a couple of years, then 3rd line about a year before I was offered an opportunity to start packaging.
I had no experience what so ever, but had great collegues that helped me and also did a WPS course.
Make sure to add a bit scripting to your bank of knowledge, if you haven't already.

I know why they're all asking for some 4+ years of experience, and that's cause it takes (maybe not 4 years) a while to get a feeling for how to attack a software.

Good luck!
Answered 01/19/2012 by: andemats
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