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is there a certification path for programming?

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by Juelz, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    Like any exams you can take? Everyone I know (which is 3) who works within programming did a computer science degree....
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  2. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    There are, but they are to the individual language, so like PHP is (or at least used to be) certified by Zend.

    Personally, I wouldn't certify in a language, as it's being able to demonstrate the skill you need. There are lots of ways to write a program for something, but it's the style and quality of the code that matters.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  3. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

    I think all you need is a Metallica hoodie and a ponytail :twisted:
  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    A computer science degree is not mandatory, there is a large minority of professional programmers without one.

    Certifications do exist but are generally not that relevant for a career in software development. Skill, knowledge and experience is what counts.

    Generally being a developer means being deeply interested in how things work and solving problems, its a journey not a destination.
    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH

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