John -

I'd just like to know the answer to one question:
Why do so many companies specify a bachelor's degree in CompSci as a job requirement for a programming position?

I have not yet met an AS/400 - iSeries - System i (and that's with a little "i", NOT a big one..) that has a degree in computer science.

As any good IBM midrange technical professional will attest, a degree in Computer Science is totally irrelevant to programming on this platform - we're not creating new hardware, writing compilers, or _any_ kind of bare metal stuff like is taught in any Computer Science curriculum.

Any person with a CompSci degree would be totally bored with the System i - on the other hand, a more reasonable expectation would be having a degree in Computer Information Systems.

Inquiring minds would like to know...

I have my suspicions about this kind of job listing, but I won't elaborate...yet.

- sjl

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end user training. In addition, this person will be responsible for
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Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related
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