Query Regarding Certification

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ruhi, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    I am looking forward for Some certification for MAC programmer or mac Application Developer.

    Can u tell me what certification is available?

    also for iPhone Programmer if there some certification let me know.

    thanks in advance
  2. macrumors 601


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    As far as I know, there is no official cerification program for Mac or iPhone programming. The best certification you can have is a working program that people like to use, I never really saw the point of being "certified" by a piece of paper.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009
    MAc Certification

    Thanks for your reply.

    I am developing some application and will let u know when people will start using it :)

    I needed certification to add value to my profile. If there is any other things that i should learn to be a perfect Mac Application programmer. Please let me know.

  4. macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    HiRez is right. There's no official certification that I know of either; but the Mac developer community is still quite small. If you develop a popular, useful app, your name does tend to get around.
  5. macrumors 68040


    Jan 10, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    Apple offers a number of certifications, but none in programming:

    I would definitely say that if you're seeking employment, having an example application that shows mastery of Cocoa (obviously you'll show a mastery of a subset, not everything), and some concepts like Core Data, etc. will take you further than a certification. I may simply not be seeking these types of jobs, but I've never seen MCTS/MCPD/MCAD/MCSD required for a Windows programming job... most certifications i know of are geared towards the IT side of things.

    In any event, learn to program OS X and earn the skills you might imagine would be needed to get a certification and you should be fine. Actually doing whatever task a certification is meant to prove you can do is better in my opinion than the certification itself, which can be come by surreptitiously.

  6. macrumors 68000


    Jun 6, 2003
    District of Columbia
    As a programmer and somebody who hires other programmers, a few certifications can be a good thing. It indicates somebody who takes the initiative to train up on something. As long as I know the certification isn't a joke, I like to see some of that on a resume. I also know that I've taken a few that challenged me to really solidify my knowledge in certain areas.

    Edit: on the other hand, not having any certs isn't a deal-breaker either

    Of course, for Mac programming, there is no certification. Probably because the mac development community is very small in comparison to Windows and Web-based development. Very few business apps are written for the Mac.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2009

    Thanks for your valuable replies.

    But Certification have a lot of value in present scenario.

    I need developer certification that is not available yet. i will wait for it anyways.

    i will grab cocoa very seriously and make me like someone more than a certification for now.


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