Re: [houston-php] MySQL Certification

From: Miguel M.
Sent on: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 12:19 PM
In my opinion certifications?just give you a starting point. The best experience you can get if you are not learning on the job is to work open source projects, for example Wordpress.?Try reverse engineering them, or adding extension/modules, or fixing bugs. That will give you a place to start. Try to understand the pros and cons of?each project, so you can pitch them to clients intelligently.?All projects worth looking into have a database in the back. I have?learned a lot this way, and I still do.

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 12:03 PM, Will Beazley <[address removed]> wrote:
?Developers don't but hiring managers seem to.

And yes, absolutely get your code out there.

If you don't have published code they shall likely ask you to make some demo code or take a programming test.

If you work on public project you are getting a peer-reviewed education.

Getting a certification can only help unless it takes away from something with a higher return.


On 10/27/10 11:54 AM, Evan wrote:
?From my own experience, many developers (especially those that have
transitioned over into management positions) don't put much stock in
certifications. ?I think the best kind of experience you can have is
other quality developers or DBAs that can vouch for you, and/or
publicly available projects/code (think sourceforge, github, google
code, etc).

Just my $0.02

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Jason Benkert<[address removed]> ?wrote:
Not any specific employer... yet, just trying to add some value to my work
that I currently do as well as my resume. ?So I guess I'd like to get
certified for my own benefit.

My background is ME and I'm trying to work more towards an application
development/DBA type of career. ?Rather than going back to school for
information systems, I am opting the path of real world experience with a
few certifications to back it up.




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