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General Discussion

Lee Hughes
Lee Hughes
8,380 Points

W3Schools' Online Certification Program

I've just found the W3Schools' Online Certification Program.

http://www.w3schools.com/cert/default.asp

I was wondering how much merit these courses would have when applying for jobs?

4 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Probably little to none.

Check out this comment thread to see what various people think about W3Schools in general

Also if you Google it you can see what the Internet thinks of the idea

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
28,135 Points

Blah, it would probably hurt you more than help. They have little to no credit in the web.

I'd say you could describe them as so...

"Good from far, far from good."

Lol

missgeekbunny
missgeekbunny
37,033 Points

When I was looking at ways to build credibility for my business I actually remember seeing a comment that said it was better to make up some other place to get a certification than to list that. One thing I did notice though at the same time is people's resumes prominently featuring how many Treehouse badges they had earned.

Daniel Granger
PLUS
Daniel Granger
Courses Plus Student 19,857 Points

People feel so strongly against w3schools that someone made this site... http://www.w3fools.com

If you are ever searching via google for any web related tech just type -w3schools in the search bar after your search request to omit w3schools listings.