Hello DevSuperPage Readers.
A real question with real questions to ponder or just titles with a lot of hot air
Can programming certification prove a value to improve a programmers ability to
work with Borlands C++ and its other programming tools ?
I say Yes.
What can be gained from certification?
I have not achieved any of Borlands certification But I have and M.C.P.
certification and card. However, I believe this accounting which follows will
provide a good measure of what to expect as an aspirant of a Borland certification.
Caveat consideration here please
1): Basis of rationale for certification question. I have achieved an MCP
Certification with Microsofts Visual Basic 6.0. I achieved a good mark with the
exam and felt very proud of the achievement. I can also program.
Allow me to say that without question it was an achievement with a capital "A" to
have successfully writen an MCP certification exam. One that I am proud of in
terms of programming betterment.
How about that word betterment? How about improved quality.
That's it, improved quality as a programmer, I am certain of it, was what I believe
I had REALIZED when I finished well the exam. A betterment too.
Wait a minute there's more to this than a verbose statement of
what the certification is. Let's see, Ok it further provides a cohesive learning
base for full comprehension of the many components which are the demands for the
programmer to know and know well. These components parts are: the language tool ,
the working environment and the Boss giving directions.
I believe that without question the path to certification is one that should be
sought in terms moreso of establishing a quality of a programmers programming
perspective and timing hence status. It is beyond most books yet gives reach to
even better book reading.
Forum response required:
Borland has Certification programs if you know any details pertaining to your
awareness or experience with them please post your reply.
List I have:
1): Borland Web site references to certification programs in education.
All the best
David W. Stubbs