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sconezone  
#1 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:51:17 PM(UTC)
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Hi everyone,

I am wondering if anyone can tell me whether I satisfy the OPM Computer Science Series 1550 or not. I do not have a CS degree, but I have instead taken the required classes in a piecemeal way. I have more than enough computer science units, but I want to know if I need more math units.

The OPM page is:
https://www.opm.gov/poli...ter-science-series-1550/

Currently, I have:

Calc 1 (5 units)
Calc 2 (4 units)
Linear Algebra (3 units)
Discrete Mathematics (3 units)

This equals 15 math units as is required by OPM, but I'm not sure if all of these specific classes would fall under the "type" of math course they are describing.

Thanks in advance.

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Are these standard semester credits?
It looks like it’s 15 semester credits.

What sort of job are you Wanting?




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#3 Posted : Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:16:11 PM(UTC)
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They are semester units. I'm looking at "Computer Scientist" positions (programming, software architecture, digital forensics).

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#4 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 5:04:55 AM(UTC)
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Usually if they want specific math credits they'll state that. If you meet the minimum 15, you meet the minimum 15.

Since you don't have the degree, just the experience with minimum required CS related credits, ensure that HR can see (without digging into the transcripts) that you meet the credit requirement by LISTING your courses with credits in the "relevant coursework, licenses and certs" block under education in your USAJob format resume. List all CS relevant courses. In this case, maybe the Math ones first.
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#5 Posted : Friday, January 24, 2020 4:42:53 PM(UTC)
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I'm also wondering—has anyone been asked to show a course syllabus during a hiring process?
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I’ve worked 1500 series. I have not had a questionadked

The issue will come up in vague titles. If they are look for specific computer languages learned or what the topic of the course was. This could be an interview question.
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