I'm getting pretty fed up with not being able to pursue the jobs that I would really like due to a lack of relevant education. I've been wanting to study Computer Science ever since I was young and certainly since I started posting in this forum when I was learning the ins and outs of programming. But unfortunately money is still a problem for me at the moment so I don't think I will be able to go for at least another year. In the mean time I have desperately been trying to think of ways to get my foot in the door. Any kind of programming job would be good really as it just shows I have some experience. I was considering taking the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer exams just to give myself some qualification I can show to people to prove I have at least some skill but was told by someone that they actually tend to think of certificates in a negative way, rather than something positive when they get candidates for jobs. I just don't really know how to approach this problem, every place I look requires a degree yet for the time being a degree is the one thing I can't really get. If anyone has any suggestions for someone in my situation I would be extremely grateful.