Touchstone Words

Review Of Top Professional Certifications For Programmers | Touchstone Words

Popular Articles

Sexual activity and body health
Do You Know If You Are Sexually Active
Blockchain Hyperledger family
Intro to Hyperledger Family and Hyperledger Blockchain Ecosystem
Biofuel, Biodiesel, Environment, Fuel, Fossil Fuel, Energy, biohydrogen, biomethanol, biohyrdrogen d
Pros and Cons of Biofuel Energy
Hyperledger design model and framework architecture
Overview of Hyperledger Design Philosophy and Framework Architecture
Hyperledger fabric and its components
The Survey of Hyperledger Fabric Architecture and Components for Blockchain Developers
social and economical state of a country
Pros and cons of capitalism vs socialism
Porn actors who go to Hollywood
From Porn performances to Hollywood
Blow job tips
Pros and Cons of Blow Jobs
Perceptions and mind thinking
What are perceptions and how to manage them
Taylor Swift nightmare songs
Top Ten Worst Taylor Swift Songs Shared by her Fans

Top 5 certifications for open source programming languages like Java or C++

By Editorial Team on 2017-06-10

Job opportunities in the areas of computer science and software engineering are growing. Most of IT employers are looking for programmers with few years of coding experiences; however, for candidates with no job experiences, obtaining and adding professional certifications to their resume will help them to stand out again other job applicants.


 This article reviews the following 5 major certifications: Oracle for Java, CPP Institute for C++, Zend for PHP and Red Hat or Linux Professional Institute for Linux operating system and Oracle for SQL coding.

There are many benefits for obtaining professional certifications: 1- Make your résumé stand out against other job applicants. 2- Update your knowledge and skills and stay tuned with latest changes in your technology platform or coding language. 3- Get higher earning and promotions in your current job, 4- Build a professional credibility as most of reputable certifications have low passing rates, 5- Allow you to better assess talents and skills of others in your areas.

If you are new to the programming and not sure what certification to get, it is advisable to consult with an IT career counselor to understand what career options best fits your skills. For instance, if you want to be a software engineer, learning HTML and CSS might not fit the bill. Here is an excellent article for learning more on coding and technology career roadmap. Once you know what career path you wish to pursue, you can make a plan on what, when, and how to learn. There are lots of online resources for learning coding and technology in general. For teenagers and high school students, High School Technology Services offers variety of hands-on training. For adults and professionals, Coding Bootcamps and DC Web Makers Companies offer basic to advance project-based programming and technology classes.

Many open source programmers are unaware that there are professional certifications related to coding languages they are using on daily basis. Certifications issued by reputable companies like Oracle, Microsoft, etc can help college student candidates (or those who are new to the IT industry) to easily get entry jobs. Here are five major certifications that are very popular by IT recruiters.

  1. Java SE and EE Oracle Certifications
    There are two major certifications offered by Oracle: core Java developers or Standard Edition (SE) and Java Enterprise Edition (EE). The Oracle Certified Associate Java SE Programmer (7 and 8) exam is the basic exam required to demonstrate solid understanding of Java as a programming language and is a prerequisite to being a certified Programmer. It focuses on key job roles in software application development and enterprise architecture. Unlike Java SE, its EE version is used for web services. Using Java EE, you can develop the skills to build scalable business services that feed dynamic web and mobile applications.
  1. CPP Institute
    For those who know how to code in C or C++ and like to polish their resume, CPP Institute is a good place to start. They offer 4 certifications: C Certified Professional Programmer, C++ Certified Professional Programmer, C Certified Associate Programmer, and C++ Certified Associate Programmer

  2. Zend
    Zend is an Object Oriented Programming framework for PHP. It is mainly used by enterprise or large scale websites as it has many complex features. Zend offers three certifications. Two of them are for Zend framework developers and one is for general PHP developers.

  3. Red Hat or Linux Professional Institute
    Both Red Hat Company and Linux Professional Institute or LPI take certification exams for Linux programmers. LPI have two exams (101 and 102) and they are relatively easier than two exams (Red Hat Certified Engineer and Red Hat Certified System Admin) offered by Red Hat. The advantage of LPI is that their certifications are for general purposes (as they can be used for managing any Linux operating system); whereas, Red Hat certifications are only used for those who wish to work with Red Hat Linux operating system. It is also good to mention that there is another and much easier certification called Linux+ that is issued by CompTIA organization.

  4. Database Certifications with Oracle
    Oracle has well-established reputation in offering and taking different certification exams related to database design, development, and management. Since more than 80% of small to large companies in the world are using Oracle databases, obtaining an Oracle certification on database is a great investment of time and money. Of most notable Oracle Database certifications are: Oracle Database SQL Fundamentals and Oracle Database 11g. Also, Microsoft offers SQL Server certification which is comparable with its Oracle counterpart. Here is a good article to learn more about other database certifications and job roles for database admin.


Summary and Additional Notes
Now that you know about top certifications for both novice and experiences open source programmers, you pick the one that best matches your current coding skills and knowledge. Also, some certifications need to be renewed once in few years, so check the certificate issuer websites for details.

Before we conclude our article, it is important to mention a few important t certification programs related to cloud services: Amazon Web Services or AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. Two important AWS certifications for system admin are: AWS Certified Developer and AWS Certified Solution Architect. Lastly, here is a good article for those interested in learning more about cybersecurity certifications.

Below blogs are related to this article:
Review of top 5 JS frameworks for mobile App developers and web designers
Ultimate training guide to become a PHP developer and earn 80k-120k annual salary
Ultimate training guide to become a front-end developer and earn 60k-100k annual salary
Ultimate training guide to become a CMS specialist and earn 80k-120k annual salary
Ultimate training guide to become a SQL programmer and earn 70k-130k annual salary

Article Comments

By Same Author

non-attached relationship and sex
Pros and Cons of Friends with Benefits for Young Adults
system admin job and career
Survey of Most Popular Technology Tools and High Paid Career Paths for System Admins
system admin jobs and tools
Review of top productivity tools that are essential for all system admins
Drupal versus Joomla web design
Essential pros and cons of using Drupal versus Joomla Content Management System
Learn PHP and MySQL or MongoDB
PHP and MySQL versus Node.JS and MongoDB- Which one to pick
Google Cloud Certifications
Ultimate review of Google Cloud certifications for high paid cloud professionals
Ionic mobile App design
How to use Ionic framework for building native iOS and Android Apps with same source code
Linux professional institute system admin cert exam
Survey of main topics covered in Linux Professional Institute Certification Exam 102
React or Angular JavaScript
Are React and Angular most popular JavaScript frameworks- Which one to learn
Learn PHP coding
Ultimate training guide to become a PHP developer and earn 80k-120k annual salary

Affiliated Companies

Disclaimers And Things

Copyright © WEG2G, All Rights Reserved
Designed & Developed by DC Web Makers