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Old 05-19-2015, 07:06 AM   #1
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Thanks in advance for helping me out. I've been a programmer for about 17 years now. But I lack a degree in Computer Science. I have a BS in Information Technology but didn't take very many computer science courses. I do all Microsoft development. How applicable would it be to my Microsoft career to take computer science courses at a University ? None of the computer science courses would be Microsoft related, but would they still help my programming skills ? Or would it be just a waste of money. Thank you.
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If you've been programming for 17 years and kept up with current technology and languages I'm not sure it would be of any benefit. With that much experience I doubt any employers would care about the degree, they would only care about your skill-set. If you're looking to learn a new language or more advanced methods then just find courses that are specialized in what you're looking for. You might also want to look into developer certifications:

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