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Are there any iOS Development Certifications online? offline?

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How about publishing an app in AppStore? –  Dan Aug 8 '11 at 19:27
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The only reason I have a cert is to pad my CV. There is no other reason b/c the tests are BS and they don't teach you how to be a good developer. :) –  Tyanna Aug 8 '11 at 19:58
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Dan is exactly correct. An app in the app store is a big deal to anyone looking to hire an iOS developer. It's way better than some silly certification. On the other hand, if you don't actually want a job as an iOS developer then go ahead and buy a cert. Its your money. –  Jim In Texas Aug 9 '11 at 1:27
    
lol, very Nice. Agreed! nothing better than app(s) in app store. but what about dozen of MS certifications? even the WP7 certification samidipbasu.com/2011/04/30/windows-phone-7-dev-certification –  object2.0 Aug 10 '11 at 18:14
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I have to say that I totally disagree with most of the responses here. Having an app listed in no way demonstrates your ability to write logically structured code and most importantly work within a team. It also holds equally true that a degree and knowing how to program does not make you a developer anymore than knowing grammar and how to spell makes you a writer. However, that being said. If I wanted to hire someone to develop applications showing evidence of a structured understanding of development would certainly be a good start. Speed is obviously important but not at the expense of leav –  Nicolas Apr 20 '13 at 8:06
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The University of Washington's Extension Program has a 3-class, 9-month certification curriculum in iOS and Mac Application Development. I think the coursework is in-class only, but there might be an online option as well. UW is a very well respected university.

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This is a pretty solid program! I'm biased, though - I'm an instructor for the iOS course :) We're developing a Web-based version of the course; you can find more details here. It'll start in spring 2013, and you can apply online. –  Tim Jan 16 '13 at 5:39
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Pretty much everyone hiring iOS devs will care about the apps you have on the App Store more than anything else. That and whether you know Agile/Scrum/REST/OpenGL/Design Patterns/OOP/Unit testing/Continuos Integration so if you feel you should pad your CV you could try to add compliance to these 'buzzwords' :)

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While the statement you make is true, it answers a different question than the one that was asked. –  Bryan Oakley Apr 20 '13 at 13:09
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It was a no, basically. In 2011 there were no certifications in the Microsoft sense. Also when I have been hired as an iOS developer people always cared about the apps and nobody asked whether I'm certified. –  doppioslash Apr 20 '13 at 15:07
    
@doppioslash wow, and how about algorithms, mathematics and computer science? I think that REST not hard than function derivative –  gaussblurinc Oct 14 '13 at 19:55
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I don't believe there are currently any certification programs for iOS, but there are a few reputable training programs such as those run by Big Nerd Ranch. I agree with the comments that if you want to put something on your resume to show that you know how to write iOS apps, it should be a link to your app in the App Store.

Note: if you search for "ios certification", you'll likely find plenty of information related to certification for Cisco's IOS, which is completely unrelated to Apple's iOS.

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You could always go and get a Bachelor's Degree here. They provide you with a MacBook Pro, Adobe CS Master Collection, MS Office 2011 for Mac, an iPad, and an Android Phone (all current technologies, not older models)

http://online.fullsail.edu/degrees/mobile-development-bachelors

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Complete the iOS course in Pluralsight.com , answer their assignments and obtain a certification

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