Maybe you're new to development.
Perhaps you're still learning the craft?
You're wondering: "How do I establish myself in the business?" or "How will I get my first Job?"
The answer is actually pretty simple. It's not really all that different than other industries. It's the proof that you know what you say you know. You know your stuff. You can do the job.
Web development is a profession built on a number of different skill sets. With the Certified Web Development Credential you'll not only have the skills, but the credentials to prove you can hit the ground running as a productive pro from day one.
Four Certifications in One
Each language carries it's own individual Specialist Designation for which you earn a certificate, the privilege of using the specialist credential badge and a personal online transcript page which shows your designations, certification and accomplishments.
How Do LearnToProgram.tv Certifications Work?
First: Complete the Course
The certification courses each include 5 to 10 hours of video training. Each course also includes lab exercises to help you retain the information in the video lectures. The courses also include study guides, practice questions and activities-- all with one goal: To help you learn new coding skills.
Courses are designed to be completed in a few days if significant time is invested-- however you may spread the work out for as long as you'd like. There are no calendars or limits on individual courses. Simply work with the course until you're confident.
Next: Pass the Exam
Once you complete the course you'll be eligible to sit for the exam. The exams are fifty multiple choice questions and the minimum passing score is 80%. The exams aren't designed to be difficult, but, to verify that you retained the information in the course. You have up to an hour to complete the exam, but most people complete the exams much more quickly. If you don't pass the exam the first time you take it, you may sit for the exam again.
When you pass the exam, and complete the class you have earned your certification or designation. Congratulations!
Then: Receive your Certificate and Badge
Now that you're certified you'll receive your printable, full color digital certificate. Your certificate will include a link to a digital transcript page which will serve as verification of your achievement. You can place the badge on your personal web site, portfolio or resume. You also can automatically place the badge on your linked in page.
Many individuals who receive these certifications place them in their email signature and other highly visible digital real estate to set them apart from other developers.
Why Get Certified?
There are over 5 million tech positions in the US. How will you stand out?
IT certifications make it more likely that you will get hired or obtain contract and freelance positions and projects. Coding skills are notoriously difficult to assess-- especially for people outside the IT world. Certifications are an indication of your skills and credibility. All things being equal, certified individuals will almost always be hired before non-certified individuals with similar skill-sets.
Certification alone won't get you a job, but, it may just get your foot in the door. Certification not only indicates that you have a set of skills, but also that those skills are current. Certification is the one thing that may separate you from peers, and keeps you viable in the event of an economic slowdown, company merger, etc. Obtaining a certification shows a great deal of initiative and provides you with a great sense of personal satisfaction.
Why just take a course, when you can learn, and obtain certification as proof of your new skill set?
Mark Lassoff's parents frequently claim that he was born to be a programmer. In the mid-eighties, when the neighborhood kids were outside playing kickball and throwing snowballs, Mark was hard at work on his Commodore 64 writing games in the BASIC programming language. Computers and programming continued to be a strong interest in college where Mark majored in Communications and Computer Science. After completing his college career, Mark worked in the software and web development departments at several large corporations.
In 2001, on a whim, while his contemporaries were conquering the dot com world, Mark accepted a position training programmers in a technical training center in Austin, Texas. It was there that Mark fell in love with teaching programming, which has been his passion ever since. Today Mark is a top technical trainer, traveling the country providing training for software and web developers. Mark's training clients include the Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, Discover Card Services, and Kaiser Permanente. He has consulted for companies such as Dell, Target, Lockheed Martin, and government agencies including the US House of Representatives. In addition to traditional classroom training and consulting, Mark releases video tutorial training for aspiring programmers on his website, www.LearnToProgram.tv and Udemy.com.
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