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Certification or Self Taught

By *Spuddy* ·
Which is better for job prospects?
As if we don't know - pucker up!

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A combination of both?

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Certification or Self Tau ...

That would best I'd say.

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Oh please

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Certification or Self Tau ...

In terms of learning, depends on the student.

Self teaching even in the best of worlds does tend to be 'erm, patchy, you tend to concentrate on a bit of detail you think you need to know now. As you run into the downsides of that, you can get better however.
As a for instance before picking up Programming in C# for dummies, first learn to program and get at least an overview of .Net...

Take the Programming in C# course from MS and they come out with things like.
"In .Net you no longer have to explicitly manage memory", which is unfortunately misleading, if not total bollocks.

In terms of satisfying the HR numpties, answer is pathetically obvious even if don't make the assumption that being certified = can do the job.

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by maecuff In reply to Certification or Self Tau ...

It's you. I remember you.

I will just say that I've been working in this field for 21 years, making a very nice living. All self taught.

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by *Spuddy* In reply to Oh.

and matching, maecuff?

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Little did they know

by *Spuddy* In reply to Certification or Self Tau ...

the certification was a first and the world was at his feet begging to employ.

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right and here I am.

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by maecuff In reply to Little did they know

You're Steve Miller AND you have certifications? You must be the best human EVER!

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Damn, haven't heard you for a while

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Little did they know

Must have been the worlds longest boot camp eh?

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