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Is a bachelors degree worth more than certifications when searching for a job in the computer industry?

I was talking to someone who runs a vocational college dedicated to computer education. He told me that to be a web developer certifications were way more important and that degrees were not needed. His School doesn't hand out degrees, just hands on education towards certifications in certain computer fields. Should I spend $20,0000 going through his schools program or should I get a Bachelors in computer science?

Asked By: nonetheless - 12/26/2009
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There are lots of good reasons to get a degree, both personal and professional. In the eyes of some employers, a completed four-year degree shows that you can finish what you start. It gives them an idea of your dedication and work ethic... More
Answered By: Sam F - 12/28/2009
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Depends on what you want to do. I would not pay 20k for certificate. See if you can learn the certificate stuff on your own at home and get BS degree if you think it will also help.
Answered By: John - 12/26/2009
 
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