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Value of Developer Certification

Kirk Maze
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Joined: May 14, 2002
Posts: 32
Several months ago there was a post questioning the value of certification in the job market. Since then I have been through a job search which resulted in three offers and a couple of near misses. I'd like to let you folks know that, in my opinion, all of these offers and near-offers came in large part, due to my developer certification. What I found, though, was that it's important to educate your potential employer as to the significant difference between the the Developer and Programmer Certifications - only one of the five I had success with were really aware of the radically different scope.
Anyway, if you're working on your developer project, stick with it - my experience is that it has value in the job market (in addition to the undeniable value as a learning experience).

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Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17276

Thanks Kirk for that valuable information. I think all of us here are glad to hear that your SCJD has helped in your interviewing process.

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