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  • I want to get into a field that will be growing for the rest of my career.

  • Should I go into computer science?

  • Are you comfortable learning a lot of languages?

  • I already know Spanish and American Sign Language.

  • You have to learn Java, Unix, JavaScript, C, C++

  • That sounds like youre talking about your grade in Geography.

  • You need to become comfortable with lifelong learning, because youll have to keep up

  • with changes to the software languages you know and the new languages youll have to learn.

  • Based on the movies, hacking looks like a pretty cool use of my talent.

  • The biggest growth in IT is in IT security, though criminals do manage to make money via hacking and malware.

  • You have to be able to protect it from threats with tools like the firewall, manage buffer overflows and train users on recognizing social engineering.

  • My father says I shouldn’t become a code monkey, because the work is getting replaced by software libraries and coders in India.

  • Software libraries are just modules of code.

  • It still takes a talented person to connect them, and more importantly, debug them.

  • Learning a few software languages isn’t hard.

  • Computer science majors should understand computer architecture from the hard drive to the network.

  • And you have to set up cryptography to encrypt data sent by your computer, manage keys,

  • maintain password files and set up authentication methods.

  • Why bother with encryption anymore? Then NSA has all the keys.

  • You also need to build up a portfolio of your work.

  • I am going into computer science, not computer graphics.

  • A computer science degree says you took classes. Computer science graduates need software portfolios

  • like projects, code portfolios and websites to show to prospective employers.

  • It sounds like computer science is becoming as regimented and complicated as every other engineering degree.

  • That’s why computer science is often part of the engineering department.

I want to get into a field that will be growing for the rest of my career.

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Should I Go Into Computer Science?

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    Candy posted on 2015/10/23
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