Be_Competitive_With_A_Computer_Programming_Degree by georgetitan

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Be Competitive With A Computer Programming Degree

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There is more to computers that what meets the eye. Most people use
their computers to surf the Internet, type up documents or create
presentations. But in order for individuals to use these applications
when the need arises, someone has to create and maintain the program.
With new software coming out everyday and constant updates being made to
existing programs, individuals with a computer programming degree are
competitively sought after in the job market. This makes re...


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There is more to computers that what meets the eye. Most people use
their computers to surf the Internet, type up documents or create
presentations. But in order for individuals to use these applications
when the need arises, someone has to create and maintain the program.
With new software coming out everyday and constant updates being made to
existing programs, individuals with a computer programming degree are
competitively sought after in the job market. This makes receiving a
degree in this particular career field even more appealing to college
students.

There are many different elements associated with a software engineer
position, which is how the career is commonly referred. One of the
aspects a student can explore once they receive a computer programming
degree is program writing. The process of writing codes to create
software programs requires knowledge in a wide range of subjects. These
skills include math, problem solving and logic. It is very important to
be well versed in subjects such as mathematics because a lot of programs
and codes require algorithms to work. The more a computer programmer
knows about math, the easier their job will be.

Once a software engineer writes and creates a program, the next phase
that takes place is testing. Individuals who receive a computer
programming degree are not only versed in how to create and write
programs, but they are also taught how to test them as well. Testing is
one of the most important steps in creating a new video game, computer
game or computer application. Companies can lose thousands, if not
millions of dollars if they put products on the market that do not work.
That is why this step is so crucial. Computer programmers are required
to check every aspect of the application in order to assure that
everything is in working order.

Another process in computer programming is maintenance. It is important
that an individual is given the task to maintain certain applications and
programs. Even though a product is created and put on the market does
not mean that it can be left alone. A product is never truly finished
because updates are constantly required. A lot of times programs and
applications have glitches or bugs in their system that need to be worked
out. Of course products are tested, but a lot of times these glitches do
not come out until the product is already on the market. An individual
with a computer programming degree is taught how to maintain these
programs and how to implement updates to improve them.

Individuals who graduate with a computer programming degree also have the
opportunity to gain numerous certificates in their line of work.
Certifications, such as becoming a Microsoft Certified Applications
Developer are important to students entering the job market because
employers are going to look for graduates who have experience in the
field. There are many different types of certifications, from computer
repair to system engineering. Individuals can also become Certified
Ethical Hackers. This type of certification allows programmers to hack
into the system they are working on in order to find flaws in the network
in order to correct them.

The market for an individual with a computer programming degree has
increased over the past few decades, mainly because of the high demand
for computers and electronics. From computers and DVD players to cell
phones and MP3 players, technology is one of the fastest growing
industries, in the United States and around the World. New products and
programs are constantly entering the market, so the need for computer
programmers is larger than ever.

								
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