Thursday, April 03, 2014
How useful Master Degree in Computer Science for a Web Developer ?
A master degree for a Lecturer is useful and a necessity regarding on Government provision, demanding lecturer to have Minimum Education is Master Degree. What about for Web Developer like my main job ? How useful is it ?. Doesn't Web Developer doesn't require master degree for becoming it. An Employer or Client of Project today just need Bachelor Degree and more important thing, the web developer must be knowledgeable, skillful and have good portfolios rather than having master degree. No one require Web Developer must have Master Degree.
Okay, today no one or almost no one require a web developer to have master degree but later if you have a higher position, like becoming a Project Manager or a Lead Developer, particularly for Big Project which come from big institution, i am sure, a master degree holder is more consider than other candidate, of course, experience, knowledge and skillful is already fulfilled.
Another usage and the more important thing is knowledge enrichment and networking . In Master Program , like i am pursuing today, i am learning about more advanced theory in computer science, such as in Database Advanced and Machine Learning which i haven't got yet before.
In database advanced, for example, i know there are some index types in database, such as Be-tree and Hash Indexes. Before, i just know, database has index but what name of index, i did not know yet. Another new science i get is Machine Learning, which learn about some Algorithms to solve the problem based on data we have. They are useful and enrich my Knowledge as a web Developer, Freelance Web Developer exactly.
A Web Developer often use Database, oftenly intermediate knowledge is enough but i am sure Advanced level is better to developing a better application.
So, besides getting higher degree, knowledge and skill will increase, hopefully as a web developer. Networking is something useful. Knowing more people, friends and Great lecturers.
And the last but not the least, hopefully studying continuously will become good point in The God's side
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