Alright so before I begin I must say I don't have a degree... none. I went to college for one year majoring in Music, dropped out and then did my own thing for a while. I got into finance and worked there for about 6 years (still working actually)
Anyway, long-story-short, I got really into programming (VBA was my Marijuana Code) and wound up getting my OCAJP Certification in Java SE7, hoping to get some sort of job coding.
I have 6+ years of programming experience with VBA, however not too much with Java. I really want to try Freelance, but so far not too many jobs have come up.
Has anyone maybe acheived a Java Certificate without a degree and made a career out of it? Just wondering. Or does anyone know where I can start looking for work?
I've been working on a few pet projects (Baseball Stat trackers) and whatnot, but I really like the challenge of new things!