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General Discussion

Artem Prytkov
Artem Prytkov
11,932 Points

Web certificate upon track completion

I've just completed Ruby on Rails track (Yay! :) ) and I really would like to have some type of online certificate, which I could show to my friends and co-workers. This feature implemented in Coursera, Udemy and Udacity sites, I believe it will be nice to have it in Treehouse.

Eisaiah Engel
Eisaiah Engel
3,588 Points

For what it's worth, I agree.

2 Answers

Vanessa Carey
Vanessa Carey
3,497 Points

I think this is a great idea too. Wish they would offer certification or at the very least LinkedIn integration as the main reason we take these courses is to increase our skill set for our careers!

You said it by yourself. The main reason you take the course is to increase your skill. The certificate is not something which proves that you gained a certain level in the technology. And especially certificates on sites like this mean absolutely nothing. They are worthless...it's like doing IQ quiz on facebook and showing it during your interview.

Vanessa Carey
Vanessa Carey
3,497 Points

Mike, I definitely agree that the greatest proof of your skills IS your skills themselves. However I still think it shows initiative (another great skill to have on the job) to be learning in your spare time - and a certificate to back that up would be nice to have. But I agree that it wouldn't be equivalent to any formal certification, just something more coherent than a bunch of badges that someone who hasn't used this site before might not instantly understand.

Ken Alger
STAFF
Ken Alger
Treehouse Teacher

Artem;

I might suggest you integrate the Treehouse badges into your own site to showcase your skills and the badges themselves to show off the entirety of skills you have learned here at Treehouse. You can utilize the Treehouse JSON API, a nice example of which was done here by Treehouse member Riley Hillard.

Best of luck,

Ken