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

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    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.
     
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