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Making programming a career— without a degree. Is this smart? [duplicate]

I asked this before and go downvoted hard so someone said I should try posting here... Any help would be MASSIVELY helpful. I'm doing Udacity, Udemy, Codecademy, Lynda, and edX. I'm learning Java (my ...
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What should I look for in a school when trying to obtain a Software Engineering degree? [closed]

My goal is to be as employable as possible and to have enough knowledge not to look foolish when interviewed. However, that's probably everyone's goal and it's not achieved simply by taking classes in ...
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Should I learn in c++ or c# (for computer science degree)? [closed]

I'm about to start a "Bachelors of Science (Computer Science)" degree (in Australia, semester starts in march) and I'm presented with the option to learn c# or C++. First of all, I already know C#, ...
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Does The College Matter? [closed]

Does it matter all that much about what college you go to, to get a degree in computer programming/computer science? I didn't do all that well in high school, I actually barely graduated with a ...
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Work experience before masters [closed]

I dont know if its the right place to ask such questions: I have a bachelors degree from an Indian university. I want to pursue a masters in one of the universities in USA. My profile is good enough ...
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Can programmer certifications substitute for degree requirements [closed]

I am a Computer Technician without a computer science background and planning to become a Java programmer. My question is, if I pass a Java certification, would that be enough to for me to get a job ...
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What % of career programmers have a bachelor's degree in programming related fields? [closed]

I've been having a dispute with a friend over how many programmers working full time in software development actually have a 4 year degree. It seems like there's less full timers with degrees in this ...
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What mathematics should I review & master before enrolling in CS program (early 40s student, 20 years dev exp, no degree)

I am in my early 40s and plan to enroll in university this fall to pursue a long-postponed CS degree. I have been working as a developer for almost 20 years, but have found further advancement at ...
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Science degrees that are complementary to programming [closed]

I hope this wouldn't be closed especially since I think a lot of people can benefit from this question that are in similar positions to mine. I'm been programming for a long time (since I was about ...
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Benefits of Masters of Engineering Professional Practice for the lowly (yet aspiring) programmer

I've been looking into in state online degree programs 'to fit my busy lifestyle' (i.e. three children, wife and hour and a half commute). One interesting one I've found is that Master of ...
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Do employers care about what college your degree is from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is a big name computer science degree worth the cost? Do I need to go to a big-name university? I'm just wondering if employers care about what school your degree is ...
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Software Engineer with no post-secondary degree? [closed]

So here's the deal: Right now I am in college and due to a maelstrom of recent events including difficulty in non-cs and -math related courses, I'm really not sure that I want to continue studying at ...
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Should programmers stay at the internship they had before they graduated?

I have heard several times from multiple people that "you shouldn't stay at the job you first arrived at as an intern before you got your BS degree". The thing I don't remember is: why not? History: ...
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Is Displaying Degree In Office Appropriate? [closed]

This is a little bit of a non-technical question for those working in the software development field. My employer has spent a fair amount to renovate 2 executive offices into 1 software development ...
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In the absense of a CS degree, how can I “fill in the gaps” so to speak?

The problem here is that "I don't know what I don't know". How can I fill in those gaps? What is it that a computer science degreed person will know that I don't? Note: This isn't a personal ...
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Will a computer science college degree ever hurt my employability? [closed]

Too often, I can see that there are many viable programmers without college degrees in Computer Science, Informatics, etc. Now that I've been reading more articles about underperforming education ...
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Is it possible/likely to be paid fairly without a college degree? [closed]

Some back story, and then my question: I took a "break" from getting a university education last year to work full time as back end developer on a GIS application at $10.50 an hour. Later that year ...
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Can you recommend good quality online master's programs? [closed]

I've been looking at online master's degree programs in software engineering. Have you completed a master's program online? If so, where? Did you like it? Was it relevant or out of date?
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Did Your CS Program Prepare You Well? [closed]

For those of you who received undergrad degrees in Computer Science, do you feel like your school prepared you well for the actual day-to-day work of being a programmer? I've often felt that my ...
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Question about college vs. university in Canada [closed]

So I read a post on here asking about college vs. university and the consensus seemed to be that University was worth it. My question is, does that by extension make college worthless? ---the ...
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Industry attitude towards what is called an “undergraduate Master's” [closed]

I'm enrolled in an undergraduate Master's degree. It will be my first degree - 4 years course - but it will be called Master's. I will not get any intermediate degree. It's from one of the most ...
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Computer Science Degrees and Real-World Experience [closed]

Recently, at a family reunion-type event I was asked by a high school student how important it is to get a computer science degree in order to get a job as a programmer in lieu of actual programming ...
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Online programming degree that employers will not disregard? [closed]

I already have a bachelors in an entirely different field, but I am looking to start a career in programming. However, traveling into school would be very difficult for me at this point. Are there ...
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Customized Computer Science Degree - What other field would mesh well with computer science?

So here's my situation: I have seven years of experience with web development. I can do PHP, MySQL, OOP, all of that stuff. I would like to make the argument that I have enough technical experience to ...
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I do not have a degree but have 7 years of experience with ASP.NET, C#, can a institute offer me a degree? [closed]

I couldn't find time and money to study due to financial issues,however I managed to land some good jobs and projects and 2 multinational and my portfolio now has good clients on it too, however I ...
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Are there any online certificate/degree programs focused on Information Retrieval or Language Processing? [closed]

I'm a software engineer looking to try something different in my career and get into search indexes, information Retrieval or Natural Language Processing applications and systems. Where can I learn ...
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Do I need a degree in Computer Science to get a junior Programming job? [closed]

Do I need to go to Uni to get a job as a Junior C# coder? I'm 26 and have been working in Games (Production) for 6 years and I am thinking of a change, I've had exposure to VB6, VBA, HTML, CSS, PHP, ...
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Is a big name computer science degree worth the cost? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to go to a big-name university? I'm currently in High School and trying to look into what I want to do after I graduate. I know that I will be going to ...