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Is an SQA certificate the best way to get programming experience while in college?

I'm trying to get a job in the programming field while going to college (going into Software Development) so I can graduate with some experience. I started college as an older student and need to have a leg up when I enter the workforce. Someone told me that getting an SQA certificate would give me the most job opportunities. Is that true? Also, how do I get this certificate (or other recommended certificate)? Online?

Asked By: - 1/29/2012
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I'm not sure what cert you are talking about. With 30+ years in software development, I am sort of a dinosaur. Could they have meant the SQL (structured query language) cert? That would be helpful in a lot of computer fields. Usually SQA would mean software Quality Assurance, but QA certs aren't common. I have heard... More
Answered By: Link H - 1/29/2012
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You could get an SQA certificate from any SQA accredited place. Ask your college if they can give you that certificate. IMO, a certificate on its own doesn't mean anything, if you don't have the experience when applying for a job.
Answered By: alex_ivaylov - 1/29/2012
 
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