WEB certs

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  1. nextfactor

    nextfactor New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I designed and manage the website for the company I work for. I'm good with html/css/js(jquery) and know enough c#/sql (asp.net) that I built a data driven search for the website.

    my question is what certifications should I get, even if they are bullshit certs to show my skills, just to have something since the company is asking for certifications that we have. I'm looking into going the MCPD route but that takes time and money, I'm just looking for something that I can knock out in a few weeks/few exams.

    any recommendations?
     
  2. Phasm

    Phasm OT Supporter

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    w3schools.com has certs for everything you listed + a ton more. The only problem is they aren't proctored exams but I highly doubt an employer will know that.
     
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    Phasm OT Supporter

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    and I believe they're something like $70 each
     
  4. Coaxsist

    Coaxsist Re-create... Innovate

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    Shit thats awesome.
     
  5. hank85

    hank85 sudo shred /dev/sda -f -v -z --iterations=6

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    I've never seen Web Development jobs require certifications, you past work experience will take precedence over all of that.

    Or a degree in a related field. UI Design is a good one I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  6. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Would those W3schools certificates actually add any real credibility to your resume etc?
     
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    TurkeyChicken New Member

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    I've never been asked about certs while working in the web field :dunno:

    shit's too 1990's with all the microsoft certs and shit
     
  8. Coaxsist

    Coaxsist Re-create... Innovate

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    True that, I didn't even think about that. I assume that since the people who are hiring you prolly don't know what w3schools.com is and therefore, it's just another website which means to them that your cert is basically nothing. :dunno:
     
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    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    That's what I was thinking. As far as the employer is concerned, unless it's from Microsoft, Cisco, or some other big brand they know.. it might as well be from www.getfreecertsheretoimpressyourboss.com ..
     
  10. peerk

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    No.
     
  11. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    I was using MS and Cisco as examples of companies who's name actually means something to your average employer.

    Doesn't matter if W3Schools is a subsidiary of Microsoft themselves, the name means NOTHING to the average hirer, and therefore wouldn't weight for shit when they're sifting through potential resumes and doing the selection process.. so what's the point?

    A bullshit little certificate from a BIG name company, matters more when getting a job than some super-impressive certificate from a no-name training center.
     

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