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

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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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certified scrum master [closed]

hello Im learning about Scrum, and noticed that there is a certified scrum master course is this worth it? or can I learn all of that from books and online, to implement in my work? thanks!!
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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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MS Certifications for Non-IT students [closed]

It may seem like a silly question, but it's important at least for me and I'm interesting to hear from you. I'm a .NET developer 4 years ago, even before I went to university, I'm currently earning an ...
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What is the best way to prepare for CSDA-like certification exams?

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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Web security course?

I'd like to do a course about web security. I've seen some certifications that could be interesting: CIW Web Security Professional CISSP® - Certified Information Systems Security Professional ...
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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?

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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Is the MSDN sufficient for taking MCPD exams?

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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Are certifications through O'Reilly worthwhile? [closed]

Other than being able to put "I know Python" on a resume, are the certifications from O'Reilly School of Technology (they are issued by the University of Illinois) any good for obtaining employment? ...
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Certified Scrum Developer - Anyone out there who's taken this course? [closed]

I've met a bunch of "Certified ScrumMasters" as well as "Certified Scrum Product Owners" out there... but I have yet to meet a "Certified Scrum Developer." See: ...
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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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Java Certified Programmers: Was there anything in particular that caught you off guard on the Certification Exam?

I am about to take the Java 6 SE Certification Exam on Thursday. Just wondering if any of you found anything unexpected on these exams or things you wished you had paid more attention on. Any general ...
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How difficult did you find the Java Certification Exam [closed]

I'm just starting out as a Java programmer and have very minimal experience. I would like to improve my knowledge and study for the Java certification. I realize everyone will have a different ...
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What differences can I expect on the Java 6 Exam compared to the Java 5 Exam?

I am taking a Java class that teaches based on a Java 5 book and the prof. says that if we get the Java certification then we instantly pass the class, sounds like a deal. My question is, since I want ...
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Cerification Guidance [closed]

I am a fresher working in a MNC. I just want to do one .net Certification either in .net 3.5 or .net 4.0 which one'd be good for me to start certification. Please anybody suggest me with exam code and ...
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cloud computing certification [closed]

I have been working in java for 3+ years and I would like to be certified in Cloud Computing. Like Sun Java certification, do we have one standard recognition that provides cloud computing ...
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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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What certification to get following OCP Java Programmer? [closed]

I've recently become an OCP Java Programmer and I'm wondering if it's worth going for one (or more) of the certifications which have this as a prerequisite. If there are any good self study books ...
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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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Hot Topics in Computer Science & Certifications [closed]

I'm nearing the end of my education and in preparation for getting into the work place I thought it might be good to study up on some hot topics in the CS field. I've heard of things like Net ...
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Are the National Computer Science Academy certifications worth it? [closed]

I have a question regarding the real value of having NCSA's certifications. Today I reach their site and I easily passed the JavaScript certification within minutes, but I never reach questions ...
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What's your advice for getting Oracle Certified Professional Java Programmer certificate?

I intend to get the certification but am not completely sure how to effectively prepare myself. So I'm wondering if you have any advice on the matter; in particular I would like to know: What should ...
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Zend PHP 5.3 certification [closed]

I'm planning to give the Zend PHP 5.3 certification. Any suggestions on how to prepare for it? Also, what kind of questions can I expect? Can anyone remember what they were asked?
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Can Software Engineers become certified Professional Engineers (PE)?

Does anyone know if a Software Engineer can become a certified Professional Engineer or PE for short? I know that my buddies who are Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineers were able to become PEs ...
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Is the CakePHP certification worth it? [duplicate]

I have over 5 years of experience in web technologies—primarily the LAMP stack—and over 2 years in the CakePHP framework. I am considering the CakePHP certification, is it worth it?
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Why should you get MCTS certified? [closed]

I just found out about MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist). But why should you become certified? Why not just study the stuff, and don't take the exam. It saves you a few bucks and you ...
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Is an SEI certificate worth anything? [duplicate]

I'm talking about SEI Software Architecture Professional Certificate. I've been web developing for 3 years and I'd like to move into Software Architecture. My work will probably pay the fees for ...
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Changing my Sun SCJP certification to an Oracle one?

I hold a Sun SCJP from ten years ago or so. At first it was supposed to be a temporary certification (valid for a few years, I don't remember exactly: all I remember is that I had an expiration date ...
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Are there any online certificate/degree programs focused on Information Retrieval or Language Processing? [closed]

I'm a software engineer looking to try something different in my career and get into search indexes, information Retrieval or Natural Language Processing applications and systems. Where can I learn ...
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What are the differences among the .NET certification exams? [closed]

I am a .NET developer using WPF and ASP.NET MVC and I was hoping to pass some kind of certification exam. There seems to be four exams but I am unable to understand what the differences are even ...
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Role of Microsoft certifications ADO.Net, ASP.Net, WPF, WCF and Career?

I am a Microsoft fan and .Net enthusiast. I want to align my career in the lines of current and future .Net technologies. I have an MCTS in ASP.Net 3.5. The question is about the continuation of ...
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Understanding Microsoft SQL certifications

I am royally confused about the certifications Microsoft has out for SQL server. From what I can gather from reading their site as well as others is there are various levels of tests (like in ...
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Differences between Software Quality certification levels?

First off, thanks for reading the question. I understand that this would theoretically be best asked in the SQA stack area - but - seeing as how that doesn't officially exist yet, maybe this was the ...
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What are your thoughts on the Oracle Master (old Sun Certified Java Developer) Examination? [closed]

Has anyone done the Oracle Master (old SCJD) Examination? What are your thoughts on this examination? Is it worth taking it? Not really from the point of learning anything (as I doubt I will), but ...
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PMP certificate. How did you achieve it? How was the preparation? [closed]

Getting a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can be rigorous. Did you attempt it? How was your preparation process? Was there any hiccups filling out PMP project experience details? ...
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Anyone who has taken 70-515 TS: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4 exam? [closed]

I'm planning to take 70-515 exam and I can't find any training kit for it from MS press at the moment. Therefore, I'm reading the book for 70-562 which covers framework 3.5. I would like to know if ...
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Does Oracle Certification really help in getting a good College for MS in the US? [closed]

I am a student pursuing a bachelors degree in IT currently in my third year. I am an average programmer and Java is my base programming language. I wan't to pursue MS in Computer Science. I do not ...