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Stephen Downes

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"Considering the state of supply and demand, is it really worthwhile for software developers to pursue certifications?" asks this article. The response? "Based on input from those in the field, company executives, and recruiters, the answer is a resounding yes." For a more mixed - and nuanced - assessment, have a look at this Slashdot discussion on the topic. "If you don't have a portfolio of projects to point to and you're looking for that first job... yes, certs matter," says one commenter. "If you have 'self-taught' on your resume and some paperwork to back up his claims, you're not going to beat them. Once you've held a job, finished a project successfully, and you're moving on for reasons other than being fired? Suddenly certifications matter a lot less."


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