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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 mathematics should I review & master before enrolling in CS program (early 40s student, 20 years dev exp, no degree) [closed]

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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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? [closed]

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? [closed]

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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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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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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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? [closed]

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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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 ...