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 is the founder of and lead instructor at LearnToProgram.tv. Mark has always considered himself a teacher first and a technologist second. With over 20 years experience teaching computer science Mark knows how to make complex technical concepts understandably. Mark's previous experience encompasses everything from startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Mark is the author of six programming books and dozens of online courses. He lives in Connecticut where he's redecorating his condo. Want to help?