I have some free time now - waiting to apply to college next year for a Master's degree - and I've been looking at online courses / certification programs like W3CSchools and O'Reilly and there are a few questions that come to mind:
- Are Certificates or Online Courses relevant, say for an IT company? Knowledge is good but I pay my bills. I need to know if it's a good investment.
- Can you suggest other courses/certifications in the following categories?
- Ruby / Rails, jQuery, Scala
- Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing
- Hadoop, HBase, MongoDB