i am mature student..is it worth doing computer science degree or to get certifications in different technologies..many job vancies ask for computer science degree or computer related degree.....thanks in advance..
kieran pattni wrote:i am mature student..is it worth doing computer science degree or to get certifications in different technologies..many job vancies ask for computer science degree or computer related degree.....thanks in advance..
Certifications are nice to have, but with very few exceptions, most companies still require their programmers to have a college degree (preferrable related to science or engineering). IMO, I think this is a good thing.
Having a 4-year degree in CS will give you the most opportunities.
I've worked with many people who do not have degree or had 4-year degrees in a non-technical area of study. For the most part, they had worked their way up having proven themselves in other technical areas. They were usually encouraged (in a very polite manner, not ever meaning that their job might depend on it, if you know what i mean) to continue their education.
They were usually encouraged to continue their education.
Continue their education and get a masters in CS or something like that ?
Well, the folks in question either don't have a 4-year degree or have one in a non-technical field. The guys I knew with no 4-year were pretty much told they had to get one or else. One guy I know with a 4-year degree English started working on his associates degrees to make it look like he was serious about keeping up. Personally, I have two Bachelor's degrees: one in English and one in Computer Science. I got a lot of flak when I started out because many hiring managers didn't think I'd want to program. I sure showed them!
English degree fosters strong reading comprehension and communication skills. These are critical for software engineering fields. Also, English is a "language" just like "Java" is a language, so fundamental "language" skills are also acquired in English curriculums.
If an individual is interested in working on "business" software, I suggest studying English as undergradudate and then studying Information Systems/Software Engineeing at the Master level.
If an individual is interested in working on building computers, control software for vehicles, military weaponry, etc., then I suggest studying Computer Science for both undergraduate and Master level.
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