Certificates and certifications are valuable in the computer programming field. Certificates are evidence of education that often prepare course participants to sit for certification exams, which demonstrates the meeting of an industry standard. Universities, like University of Phoenix, offer certificates, while industry organizations, like EC-Council, provide certifications.
Both certificates and certificates are useful tools for an employee’s toolbox to show an employer that a computer programmer (or an individual in a related position) has the necessary skills to succeed. In addition, they validate a candidate’s ability to work successfully in this profession.
Certification, certificates and continuing education courses are offered by colleges and vendors that specialize in computer programming training. These organizations usually have a team of instructors who are familiar with the core concepts involved.
Just about anyone can take certificate courses — they don’t require formal education or experience to apply — and there is no set timeline. Certificates can be earned in a matter of weeks, but some programs take two to four years to complete.
Online computer programming and related fields offered by University of Phoenix (UOPX) include:
● Scripted and Compiled Programming Languages Certificate (CERT/SCPL)
● Advanced Software Developer Certificate (CERT/ASD)
● Advanced Networking Certificate (CERT/AN)
● Cloud Computing Certificate (CERT/CLD)
● Post Master’s Certificate in Information Systems and Technology Leadership (CERT/D-IST)
● Information Assurance and Security Certificate (CERT/IAS)
If you or a prospective employer want more training and credentials, other organizations that offer certifications in this field include:
These companies offer a wide range of certifications, from beginner to advanced, on hundreds of skills in the computer science fields.