Being a programmer is the best job one can get in the modern era and developer certifications can get you ahead of the thousands of candidates that are looking to find a job in a challenging job market.
So what are the best certifications that will help you give the edge?
1. Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) Program
The Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program was created by the (CNCF), in collaboration with The Linux Foundation. As one of the highest velocity open source projects, Kubernetes use is exploding and this is one of the best certifications that you can get in the current job market.
So what is Kubernetes? Kubernetes or K8s is a container orchestration framework for deploying and managing large clusters of applications.
2. AWS Certified Professional
There are several levels of AWS certifications - DevOps Engineer, Solutions architect etc that can get help you understand and learn AWS technologies and help you become a cloud technology specialist.
3. Microsoft Certifications - MCSD and MTA
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer and Microsoft Technology Associate helps you learn various Microsoft technologies and establish yourself as a Microsoft professional.
MTA is an entry level certification, whereas MCSD establishes you as a developer on various Microsoft technologies.
Salesforce – has rolled out certifications for the Force.com cloud platform.
To achieve certification an exam that covers application design, the Force.com platform, data modeling, user interface, logic, data management, reporting and analysis.
There is also the Salesforce.com Certified Advanced Developer certification. This certification focuses on advanced skills on the salesforce platform and has the previous certification as a pre-requisite.
5. Machine Learning Course by Andrew Ng
This is a cult classic Machine learning course that is hosted by Coursera and can be studied free or with a paid option that gives you access to more resources.
Topics include fundamentals of machine learning, linear regression, linear algebra, logistic regression and other topics that will help you learn the fundamentals of machine learning.
6. Google Certifications
Google offers a pleathora of certifications much like Microsoft including Android developer, Cloud Developer, Data engineer and more.
In a cloud computing world, we think that Google certifications together with AWS certifications will make the most important investment that you will make in terms of upgrading your skills.