Hello, I have been in the IT industry for a few years, and I have been gaining decent skills in networking, general IT, server administration, etc. I eventually plan on going back to physics and/or engineering, so I was wondering if someone has any ideas on what skills are valuable in a lab or university settings when it comes to computing and IT? It might be nice to have those skills that could make me a more appealing candidate for a job or other opportunities. In the business environment, MS and their products rule. So knowing things like Windows Server, Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, etc. is always in demand. I currently work for a software company and all the development here is done in the .NET framework and other related languages. All the servers are Windows servers. I am currently working on honing my programming and scripting skills, and would love to get some more experience with Unix/Linux. Any other suggestions?