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

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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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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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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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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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Is there a recommended order to take the Oracle Java EE certification exams? [closed]

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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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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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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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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Test bed application for executing LinQ queries against AdventureWorks [closed]

I am looking for a "test bed" application which will help me to learn Linq by writing queries and immediately executing them against the AdventureWorks database. Why AdventureWorks? Because it is a ...
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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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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 [closed]

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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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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Which microsoft qualification should a C# ASP.NET Web developer work towards? [closed]

I've been working as a vb.net ASP.NET web developer for the past 4 years, and I'm currently making the change over to C# Apart from school/sixth form qualifications, I'm currently lacking any ...
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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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Would licensing software engineers increase skill and salary levels? [duplicate]

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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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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Are Java certifications important for an architect role? [closed]

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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Is score from Oracle MySQL 5 Certified Associate Exam given on the certificate?

I will be passing Oracle MySQL 5 Certified Associate Exam and I want to know, if my percentage score will be given on the certificate? And will it be given to me at all? Or I will just know if I ...
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Should I focus on getting certified? [duplicate]

I am a graduate in computing and I am on the job hunt at the moment. So I now have an MSc and a Bsc qualification in applied computing. People have been saying get a professional qualification right ...
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iOS Development Certifications [closed]

Are there any iOS Development Certifications online? offline?
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What are practitioner's thoughts of the IEEE software engineering certifications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has anyone done CSDP certification? The value of certifications notwithstanding, I'd like to know what you know or think about the certifications offered by the IEEE. ...
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Are there tangible benefits to being a Microsoft MVP?

I have several certifications, MCPD, MCTS, MCAD, etc and I've learned that MVP is an award (just a title), not a certification. So if I wanted to get one of these, I'd have to spend valuable time on ...
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Where can I find unbiased evaluations of professional certification programs? [closed]

Until recently, I've been getting along just fine with my Computer Science graduate degree from a respectable university, but now my employer has instituted a policy that employees in my position must ...
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What do I need to know for CSDA-like certification exams? [closed]

I am interested in taking the IEEE CSDA exam. What are some of the better, individual strategies for learning software engineering practices in preparation for the exam?
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Setting Up A Study Group [closed]

Has anyone had experiences before in setting up a study group to empower individuals (employees) work towards a certification while still working. There are plenty of google hits out there on this ...
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Is there such a thing as a .NET developer curriculum?

One of the constructs I miss from academia is a curriculum for what must be covered in order to get a degree in computer science. I started with a .NET shop almost three years ago without having any ...
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Which certification is the best for PHP? [closed]

What are the best PHP certifications according to the market requirements? Actually, I want to get the PHP certification which has the greatest demand. Also, I want to know more about the future of ...
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Importance of certifications for Java programmer without BS degree? [closed]

I've read some posts here and other places about how a lot of people don't put much value in certifications but I am beginning to think it may be necessary for me at this point to be able to move to a ...
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Are certification test engines really what they claim?

I am studying for my MCPD certification from microsoft. There are plenty of resources for these certs. However I had someone reccomend CertMagic recently. With a little research I quickly discovered ...
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How long will an MS certification exam stay on my transcript? [closed]

I seem to remember reading/hearing that an exam will drop off your transcript after a year if you haven't taken further exams to complete a particular certificate. If it matters, the test in question ...
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Is the MSDN sufficient for taking MCPD exams? [closed]

I've been approved by management to begin taking the MCPD exams (re-imbursed by them). I've been developing in .NET since 1.1, but just to make sure I'll be going through the training kits so that I ...
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Has anyone done CSDP certification? [closed]

I was looking at some certifications that can potentially enhance my knowledge and market value as a Software Engineer. IEEE's Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) caught my attention. ...
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Correct path towards a Microsoft certification?

So here's my situation - Currently in college and confident, that i want to pursue a career in Microsoft technologies (.NET development more specific). I haven't got any real world experience (as in ...
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How to Pick Which MCPD Certification is Appropriate [closed]

I've been developing on multiple platforms for years, including Java, PHP, Flash/Flex, ASP.NET (including MVC), Ruby on Rails, and many others. I've decided (for various reasons) that it's time to ...
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Thoughts on Agile / Scrum Certifications - Worth it? [duplicate]

For those involved with the Agile community (either as developers or management) you've all probably heard about the Certified ScrumMaster designation as well as Certified Product Owner, and Certified ...
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Free/low-cost online resources to study for certifications [closed]

So I am interested in working towards are few specific certs. Namely Oracle 11g, MySQL, and Java. I know there are tons of books out there, and I do plan to hit up my local library on these subjects ...
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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Selection Criteria[SO?]

How are Microsoft's MVPs selected? I read somewhere that most of the professionals are selected on the basis of the usenet(other communities) performance. Is is true for SO as well. Can someone be ...
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study materials for Mysql certification? [closed]

I'm preparing for MySQL certification, nowadays officially titled: Oracle Certified Professional, MySQL 5.0 Developer certification After looking through MySQL forum it looks like most people ...
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What's the *ISTQB* and are they trustable?

I heard that my co-worker want to get ISTQB certification. But I heard it first time. So it's hard to trust it. In fact I can't understanding the concept of qualification for testing software. What ...
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Are certification courses worth it? [duplicate]

I'm planning on getting certification in Database Development for SQL Server (MSTC - 70-433). I'm a junior level report writer at a new job and the company is offering to pay the majority, if not all, ...
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Microsoft Certified Solution Developer with .net Framework 4? [closed]

So I am confused when it comes to the .net framework 4. Is there a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .net framework 4? The Visual Studio 2010 Certifications Paths seemms to highlight MCPD ...