Question From A Student:
I would like to thank you posting very informative topics which has cleared many of my doubts. You are doing a great job and hope that you continue to provide the same information which is being benefited by all. I have couple of questions which I think you could answer and provide better clarity. I’m working as a Test Analyst in a software company for close to 3 years now.
I have been thinking of doing MS in US/Canada on Computer Science.
Q1: Is it worth while to do MS now at this point in my career considering my experience in IT as a software tester.
Q2: I do not have much programming knowledge, so how to go about doing MS? is there pre-reqs which I have to take?
Answer From Admin:
Firstly, many students have this question in their minds. Students have completed their Under-Graduation and are working in an IT company for couple of years. They wish to pursue MS but are not sure whether is it a right step. This answer will certainly clarify the doubts that you all have.
It is certainly the best decision to go for an MS after working for couple of years in India. The advantage is that you are aware of things and you have worked in a professional environment which will certainly help you in your studies and for finding a job. When you are hunting for an Internship or for a Full-Time in USA, your experience will play a major role. Companies are certainly interested in people who have the knowledge of working in a professional environment and they know such students have immense knowledge.
Secondly, your experience will certainly help you in your studies as well as you will be aware of how to handle certain topics in your course because of your experience.
Thirdly, the student said that he didn’t have programming knowledge so what all he needs to do if he pursues MS in CS or something related. I have been a Teaching Assistant and have seen students with 4 years experience in testing and are studying for to program in Java, C++ etc. So if you have the passion to learn and study hard, nothing is hard and tough.
Finally, For pursuing MS, all I can say is that you need the passion to work hard, put all your efforts towards studies and enjoy it. Because the MS is program is gonna be really tough but if you have the interest in the courses you take, it’s going to be a piece of cake.
Have the passion and you can get anything you wish in USA. So I would say go ahead and start working towards giving GRE, TOEFL and start applying for the Universities. Check the courses and start preparing a base from India itself.