Coding Bootcamp vs Degree
We at the Fourth Industrial Revolution Incubator wondered how many South Africans were ready for the high demands of 4IR industry. Do you want to develop something truly amazing? Do you want to be part of an industry that will never, NEVER, stop growing?
Do you know what you could earn as a programmer? Without being an entrepreneur.
The average salary for an IT Technician is R 11 590 per month in South Africa. Salary estimates are based on 363 salaries submitted anonymously to Indeed by IT Technician employees, users, and collected from past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months. Dec 6, 2019
According to payscale.com you could earn R1 109 056,43 Per year as a Software Programmer, Developer or Engineer.
We found the question “Is the South African Coding Degree curriculum suited for the new advancements being made in the world.” intriguing.
Having a degree is important, but it’s also not the most important aspect. Experience is. Many high-end companies look at experience first, and degrees later, but it helps to have one. A degree doesn’t help you immediately in a real world situation. Graduates often enter the corporate world and are, at first, a bit useless. They find that after 3 years of spending at least R40 000 a year, shouldn’t entitle them to a R3000 internship before their degree is of any real use.
But, some say that the degree enables them to catch on far faster than those without a formal qualification. We personally don’t find this entirely true… here’s why:
A Computer Science degree doesn’t really teach you many practical skills. It teaches you how to think and how to ask the right questions to then find the information, digest and understand it, and finally to apply it practically. That’s its main value, and then the credibility of the degree.
Those are the benefits. Otherwise you can basically teach yourself everything online. From my own experience, companies don’t always need you to have a degree.
A degree is also a 3-4year course who’s content may be outdated? Would you want to commit full time to specific modules on theory while short courses are being developed to help you answer future problems quicker?
An IT short course is quite different to a Computer Science degree. Degrees are more admin based knowledge and application of software, whereas Coding Short courses(Bootcamp) are more about understanding and developing software.
Other key differences between online courses and degrees include duration and the course content itself. Degrees have a longer duration, approximately three to four years, compared with a bootcamp, which can be a couple of weeks up to six months. As far as course content goes, bootcamps tend to teach industry-specific coding skills, whereas a university Computer Science degree is likely to be more intangible, focussing on things like how computers are able to solve problems for programmers”. It’s a more theoretical than a practical approach – consequently, you might not learn how to actually code in real-life scenarios.
But we believe, that THE REAL learning of how computers and software can solve future problems happens when you dig your fingers into learning how to code as soon as possible.
Code. Code. Code.
More than anything, it’s about writing code and creating algorithms. So essentially, you apply the theory you learn to create useable programmes and systems. If you love Maths and problem-solving, this has plenty.
In this case, you are the person who understands how to use certain programmes and apply them to a business context – for example, how to implement a system or programme for a corporate company.
Possible careers include User Assistance and Support, Business Intelligence, Analysis, or Security Specialisation.
Both require a knowledge of coding and what the WORLD needs now. The sooner you learn about both and have the opportunity to use that information to develop something truly amazing, the better.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution Incubator is all about developing things that are truly amazing. Our Coding Bootcamp is the best way to get started if you have little to NO CODING experience at all.
It all starts with a click right here to apply.
If you’ve already got a brilliant idea, product or service idea that you’d like us to assist you with, fill out a contact form and one of our Technical Incubator Specialists will contact you.