IT Certifications are granted to you by organizations once you get a passing score on their certification test.
Certifications prove to potential employers that you have trained as a web developer and that you can pass a well-rounded exam on web development.
Here are some certifications we have worked with which have good standing in the industry.
CIW (Certified Internet Web Professional) is an organization which grants a variety of certifications for web development and web design. You can schedule one of their exams at testing centers all across the world.
Some schools and training centers will charge you thousands of dollars for courses to pass certifications. Please do not use their services.
The Site Development Associate exam costs $150 to take and consists of 30 questions. You have to get 19 questions correct to pass the exam. You should not pay thousands of dollars to get 19 questions right.
To study for the exam you should use an online preparation course like the one offered here: Certify Guide Certification Preparation. That course is $39. You can also use Google to find practice tests for the exam for free.
So for $189 you can earn a respected certification which will be a great boost to your resume.
Microsoft offers a certification which is also good for entry level web developers:
This certification is also $150 and must be taken at a testing center.
We suggest passing the CIW Site Development Associate Certification before attempting the Microsoft Certification. The CIW Certification is not as challenging, and having one certification is better than having zero.