Old school certification schemes
I was just reading Bruce Eckel's books when I realizes there is no way to test my knowledge of C or C++ like we do in MS languages or Java. I mean, what is the equivalent of a Java Certification exam to a C/C++ programmer? How can he prove he knows his stuff like a Sun Certified Java Programmer or a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer?
Start an open source project at SourceForge.net. :p
A certificate from a corporation means what now?
It still means a lot. All job offers I get ask for a certification.
> It still means a lot. All job offers I get ask for a certification.
My question was both empyrical and practical.
I personally like the really "old school" certification called a B.S. in Computer Science. I even here there are lots of organizations granting them :)
I'm not certified, and have never been asked for a certification. In addition to my resume that mentions my past experience with C++, I've answered interview questions about C++ ("what is its most useless feature?"), and answered written "Hello world" and "reverse-string-in-place" and "recursion" kinds of programming exercise quizzes; plus, probation period.
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