Questions about getting specific certificate of proficiency in a particular programming language or software package.

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Are certifications worth for starting programmers? [closed]

Just in case (Are certifications worth it?) I'm kind of making more specific the question in the link above. I know the answers that were posted about it. Now, I know true experience is unbeatable. ...
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Certified Scrum Master Course prerequisites [closed]

My employeer suggested it would be good to make Certified Scrum Master Course because clients are asking about SCRUM process knowledge (prooved by certificates). My question is, are there any ...
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Is Java certification helpful in getting a job with a non-C.S. college degree? [duplicate]

I spent years earning a Ph.D. in a non-computer related field (musicology) but have found the job market almost, if not completely dried up. I have spent the last year or so learning a multitude of ...
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How valuable are master level language certifications like C++ grandmaster? [duplicate]

My understanding of standard programming/computer certifications is that they show you have some core competency about a specific language or technology. There seems to be a little room for variation ...
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PHP 5.3 certification but PHP 5.3 reaching end of life? [closed]

PHP has announced yesterday that PHP 5.3 was reaching End of Life. http://php.net/archive/2013.php#id2013-07-11-1 On the other hand, the Zend certification is still concerning 5.3. ...
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What is the difference between CSDA and CSDP?

This question is in reference to the IEEE's CSDA and CSDP certifications. I've already taken the CSDA course, which covered all of the knowledge areas in the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge ...
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Certifications for software development companies - CMMI, ISO etc [closed]

What are the certifications that software development companies usually get? One example would be CMMI, or ISO 9000. What other certifications are out there for software development companies, and how ...
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What needs to change for Software Engineering to become a formal profession?

Unlike other professions (such as Accounting, Law, Medicine, etc.), there is no profession-wide certification for Software Engineering. I am well aware of the multitude of technology and methodology ...
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If functional testing is referred as black box..how can it be done on unit test level?

Preparing myself for ISTQB, I found a bit odd many things in their textbooks. E.g. they call black box testing as functional testing when you are not concerned with structured but only observe the ...
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PHP certification [duplicate]

I am in the middle of a computer science conversion masters and am trying to go down the php route(with CSS/javascript/HTML/ thrown in).I have a month off in the summer and am thinking of doing the ...
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Are there any outsourcing-resistant certifications? [closed]

I've recently completed a degree in multimedia education and would like to venture further into the development side of it. I've passed SJCP 6, and about to do MCTS certifications on Windows ...
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Would a programming certificate teach me anything? [duplicate]

I'm 16-years old, and due to being placed in accelerated programs during my whole academic career, I just finished high school over the holiday season. For the past year or so I've been teaching ...
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Time estimation for OCAJP 7 preparation

this is a cross-post from here and here. I'm trying to do some planning for the OCAJP 7 certification preparation, and for this I need an estimation of how long such preparation usually take on ...
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What are the certifications to be need for the Java Architect? [duplicate]

I'm the senior software developer working in a private company. I want to became the Software Architect in the Java side. Could you please tell me the certifications releated to my scenario?
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Java Certifications process: Good or Bad idea [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? I am looking to get into more Java Development after being thrown on a project that required Java development for a month and successfully ...
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What's the difference between Microsoft's MCSD and MCPD certications?

I am looking on the website but the difference between the two isn't explained. To complicate matters a Google search tells me that developers should focus on the MCPD qualifications but an ...
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what kind of certificate needed for my application ?

I am releasing free C# softwares I've created using Visual Studio. In the future, some of these softwares might become Paid. I was wondering if I need to purchase any kind of license for them ? I ...
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Is there a recommended order to take the Oracle Java EE certification exams?

I recently passed the Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 6 Programmer examination. Now, my boss would like me to take "the next step" to broaden my competence. I tried to explain that there is no ...
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Is it more difficult to upgrade your certification from SQL Server 2008 to 2012 than to get it from scratch? [closed]

I was wondering about the new MCSA certification on SQL 2012 and how it seems to be more difficult to upgrade your certification from 2008 to 2012 than to get the 2012 from scratch. Reason I think ...
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Windows driver signing

My company is developing driver for our hardware. Now I need to sign my driver for 32 and 64 bit platforms. Please tell, now I need to buy Authenticode certificate, right? What CA to use? DigiCert? ...
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Testing Git competence

I hire a lot of programmers for tiny tasks. I very clearly specify that the tasks can only be completed by making a pull request on GitHub. Unfortunatelly, so many programmers do not know Git and ...
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Certification for software project estimation [closed]

Is there a certification for software project estimation which is recognized in the industry? I think I have fair experience in estimation. I would like to get a certification done which I can use my ...
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Job prospects for open source project experience [closed]

I would like to know whether work experience in Open Source Projects will really brightens the job prospects/resume of a developer other than their day time programming job or doing certifications are ...
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Can programmer certifications substitute for degree requirements [closed]

I am a Computer Technician without a computer science background and planning to become a Java programmer. My question is, if I pass a Java certification, would that be enough to for me to get a job ...
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Would SQL certification be a good idea to compensate for a gap in experience? [closed]

I have a couple of years of experience with SQL Server, mostly basic tasks of writing queries and stored procedures, but have not been employed for a number of years (getting my masters in a totally ...
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Why isn't reflection on the SCJP / OCJP?

I read through Kathy Sierra's SCJP study guide and I will read it again more throughly to improve myself as a Java programmer and be able to take the certification either Java 6 or wait for the Java 7 ...
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Oracle Certified Java Programmer Assistance

I have recently completed my graduation and heading towards Post Graduation. I wanted to know that if I pass the OCJP certification will it be useful after 3 years. Or do I need to pass the latest ...
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What is the value of the Cloudera Hadoop Certification for people new to the IT industry? [closed]

I am a software developer with 8 months of experience in the IT industry, currently working on the development of tools for BIG DATA analytics. I have learned Hadoop basics on my own and I am pretty ...
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Qt Certification Exams

I'm wondering about doing a Qt Certification Exam this year, but I'm not 100% sure the investment is worth. I'm considering it because I think it could be a nice + on my resume, and as you know, I'm ...
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Oracle Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Developer Certification

I would like to gain the "Oracle Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Developer" certification. According to this page I have to take a number of classes each of which costs up to a couple of thousand GB£. Is ...
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When does it become mandatory to sign up with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG)?

My company is looking to add Bluetooth functionality to our hardware, so that we can integrate connectivity to our products with various tablet devices. To do this, we are looking to purchase an ...
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Is chartership important for software engineers?

I'm based in the UK and have been developing software for over 10 years so think I am a reasonable way through my career. On and off in various jobs I have had I have been members of various ...
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To go for scjp 6(now ocp jp 6) or oca jp 7? [closed]

I have been preparing for scjp 6 since 2 weeks. Now I came to know about the OCA JP 7 and OCP JP 7 exams. Should I start preparing for OCA JP 7 or go ahead with OCP JP 6(formaly scjp 6)? Also I am ...
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How to become certified in Objective C? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iOS Programming Certifications I am interested in Objective C certification or any certificate than can support me as an iOS developer, what do you recommend?
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Certifications needed to get an interview with no experience and no degree. [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? Given that I have no commercial experience to speak of -- and no undergraduate degree -- how can I best demonstrate my programming ability ...
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Enterprise Architecture Certification

I want to make the step up from developer to enterprise architect. I have 13 years experience in various environments, from SME line of business apps to investment banking enterprise systems. I'm ...
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What study materials do you recommend for Microsoft Exam 70-599?

I'm planning on taking the 70-599: Pro: Designing and Developing Windows Phone Applications exam. What can I expect on this exam? What study materials do you recommend for it? I have seen 85 ...
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About technical Certifications [closed]

I am a Java/J2EE/Oracle PL-SQL developer for the past 5 years and have written the SCJP and SCWCD certification exams. But that was long ago. I now plan to get certified, but not sure which track to ...
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How relevant are Brainbench scores when evaluating candidates?

I've seen many companies using certification services such as Brainbench when evaluating candidates. Most times they use it as a secondary screen prior to interview or as a validation to choose ...
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How many questions are on the 70-511 exam? [closed]

I'm preparing to take the Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam, but I'm not sure how many questions are on it. I know the exam should only take 90 minutes or so, but ...
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Resources for CSQA Exam

This year I'm basically going to attend for the Certified Software Quality Analyst (CSQA) examination. I'm attending the classes for it, even though I'm reading the books and notes provided by the ...
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Java certification - Should I upgrade?

I have Java 1.2 certification which I completed in 2002. Now I have 10 years of Java experience and I tried to catch up with all Java 5/6 new features but at times I am lost in some of the new things ...
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Should I get a service-oriented architecture certification? [closed]

In my place of work, we have a number of applications that seem to interact in a rather ad-hoc, haphazard way, and I feel I need to understand system integration better. I'm currently deciding ...
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Sun java Certification [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are your thoughts on the Oracle Master (old Sun Certified Java Developer) Examination? I am graduate student.I do not have any work experience so I was thinking ...
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Would licensing software engineers increase skill and salary levels?

When I apply for jobs I have to compete with too many other software engineers who have little or no skill and dilute the candidate pool. I feel it devalues our profession and ultimately pushes down ...
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career planning advice [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? I am at the point in my career where people start to veer off into either management-type roles or they focus on solidifying their technical ...
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What are other certifications beside cisco and Microsoft , which put some weight in resume [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are certifications worth it? I want to know which are those certifications which can help in increasing job chnaces more. Although experience is more important than ...
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ISO 27001 Compliance Documentation [closed]

I am looking for some example documentation for compliance with ISO 27001 (formerly BS 7799) with specific details on Information Security and Data Protection. Are there any sample templates ...
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Are Java certifications important for an architect role?

My this question is career path related. I want to know how much Java Certifications (SCJP, SCWCD and others) are important for an architect position. If a person posses a good experience in Java ...
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Should I take a C# certification course to learn C#? [closed]

I'm looking to learn C# mainly so i can get into XNA. I know the basics of programming and I've tooled around with GameMaker, which has it's own scripting language. I'm not really looking to jump into ...