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Software certification is a certificate that you receive as a result of passing an exam which is designed to measure how good you are in a certain programming or software or an IT skill ...etc.10 years go, certifications maybe had some meaning, but now I truly believe that software certification is becoming a waste of time and effort. And these are my top 5 Reasons:1.Anybody Can Pass!Software certifications are losing their credibility. The web is flooding with sample tests that are almost identical to the exam questions. And the monsters behind those tests (like Microsoft, IBM and Sun ... etc) are not doing their best to update those questions. Of course they have a very good reason for not doing so: the more people passing those exam, the more others would like to take them. So this is more money for them.
2.Google Does Care Not!Top companies in silicon valley do not give a damn about what certification you have when they consider you for an interview. I have been interviewed for a vacancy in Microsoft Ireland and what the interviewer cared about is my basic logical thinking and fundamental programming skills and the way i approach fairly complex problems. As for Google, they really really don't care about your certification.
3. InjusticeSoftware certifications is a cause of professional injustice.If you are a real geek and you got shortlisted with another wannabe who has like 10 certifications, he'll be hired!
4.Software Certification is a Creativity Zapper.When you fall into the trap of certifications, you will become obsessed in taking more and more certifications, thinking that this would make you a guru in your field. Where in reality, you are just becoming useless rusty piece of junk. And in a while you will be dwarfed by the skill of those who worked on solving the real problems.
5.The Best are Not Certified.By a simple look at top programmers and IT pros, the vast majority of them are not certified. They simply have no time for it. I wonder if Steve Gibson
were ever certified
You still consider getting a certification?!