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08-23-2000, 11:49 PM
I am a Hong Kong student. I am about to apply universities in USA. As my interest is computering (mainly web developing and also some network stuff and programming) , I will choose Computer Science in university.

I just wonder if anyone studyed this subject before. What is it about? http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif Do computer science student spend most of the time for programming of C++?? Please list all the things I will have to learn!! http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif

Also, the most important, what is the career condition for Computer Science students? Is it very good in USA? Approximately, how much do they get per month? What are their job about? Is thier job related to what they learnt??

Please give some opinions or tell me some stories of your life in computer science, no matter related to the topic or not...


08-24-2000, 02:42 PM
I too plan to major in Comp. Science in College. Although it's practically pointless (I could just start my own buisness at 21 and work on the "net") I figure it will be worth the experience and knowledge.

Anyone care to share their experiences?


08-25-2000, 01:09 PM
I will start the course in ugh 14 days!


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08-26-2000, 05:56 PM
Disclaimer: This is not supposed to discourage you from comp. sci.

With that said, Comp. Sci. in my opinion and many others is VERY hard. To succeed in computer science I don't think you should plan on being much of a partier. You will need to study a lot, unless you are a natural whiz at math and computer science or have previous experience in the field. I enrolled in the Comp. Sci. program at UCSC and "intro to comp. sci." was the only class I failed my freshman year in college. Along with myself over half of the class failed. The course included, in this order (i think): Pseudo Code, Assembly Code, circuits, and C++. The first two were really easy for me but C++ kicked my butt big time.

Another thing to be said is that you better LOVE math cause being a math major requires an array of math courses.

To say the least I am now a Economics, Business Management major.

Good luck Fall quarter Ravi!


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08-28-2000, 11:02 PM
Bryan i did start my own business on the net and i think it was worth it i got alot of experince. Now i work for doubleclick.net

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08-28-2000, 11:54 PM
I'm a Comp Sci Major at the University of Maryland, being an International Student (from London, UK) makes life that much harder, here are some basics of my degree:

1) Classes are very diverse, I have to take many english/history/geography classes.

2) Programming can vary greatly between different universities, Maryland love to teach c/c++ on unix, other uni's may use windows, I'm guessing that c/c++ are that standard languages taught at the university level (there are classes in java/prolog e.t.c offered).

3) Be prepared to do a lot of mathematics, by the time I finish my CS degree, i'll be only 3 classes away from a math degree.

If anyone wants any more specific information just let me know.


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08-29-2000, 12:22 AM
Rather than get a degree, I was thinking about just forking over the cash to go with oracle training. The training facility here in Utah is actually run by Oracle themselves.

It will cost around $16k for me to go from an Oracle novice to a certified master oracle internet developer. I was also thinking about throwing on a professional certification for java development with oracle on top of that.

Then of course I would get an mcse and my a+ certification.

Probably spend around $25k on education (not a problem). Is that wise? What do you all thinkin about the job prospects for someone with that certification?

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