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Programming Certification

Posted 25 March 2008 - 12:09 PM

So I have been in school for almost 2 years full-time, along with being married, working full-time, and in a church band full-time. I am tired of being in school, and really do not want to take my gen ed classes. So as I solution I am thinking of getting certified as a programmer, since this is what I want to do, and I also will be able to use the 29+ credits towards completing my bachelor's degree in IT/CIS. I'd like to get some thoughts and opinions on getting certified for programming? Is it a good move since for the price of the Bachelor's, I would also have a certification?

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Re: Programming Certification

Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:10 AM

I don't know what degree you were going for, but a certification is no substitute for a CS degree. Many of the developers/managers I have talked with recently don't really respect certs. They may get your foot in the door with staffing firms, but many companies see it simply as "proof" that you have the basic knowledge to pass the test - not that you can actually program. Re-reading your post, I'm not sure exactly what you are saying. Are you quitting school to get a cert? How is this going to get you out of the "gen ed" classes?

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Re: Programming Certification

Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:09 AM

I am going for a bachelor's degree in IT/CS. In addition to the degree, I am looking at taking some courses at another college that would allow me to become certified in programming. I am not leaving college, just would like to add to the programming classes that I am taking. In taking the cert, I gain an additional 31 college credits that can be transfered into my current school.
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Re: Programming Certification

Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:51 AM

In which programming language do u wanna be certified??
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Re: Programming Certification

Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:54 AM

Right now, this is a gerneral certificate for OO programming. Eventually, I was to get some certs for C++, C#, Java, SQL, and VB. Other than those ones, I am not really sure. I want to look into PHP, the .Net platform, and some others that have caught my attention.
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Re: Programming Certification

Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:07 AM

for all thses you can try www.brainbench.com
Some of the certifications are free to attempt
and time to time they come up with bonanza offers where in they make many certifications free to attempt.
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Re: Programming Certification

Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:19 AM

Thanks bhandari. I will look into it
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Re: Programming Certification

Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:26 AM

Type prospective languages/platforms into http://www.indeed.com/ and see what comes up. This may help guide you.
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