What are the best web designer developer qualifications and training to get ahead?

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What is the best training for becoming a web designer developer? What types of ongoing training or certifications are necessary to be an effective web designer developer?

What do non-traditional career paths look like?

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David V in Lake Worth, Florida

84 months ago

There is CIW as a certificate - but it is just something to put on your wall. People want to see a portfolio. Also, there is a big difference between a designer and a developer. Mostly, a designer designs web layout and content and graphics. A developer is mostly interested in coding, databases, php, perl. At a professional level both can be challenging and both take a while to master. Computer science degrees are expected from developers. Learn HTML, XHTML, Javacript, XML (and all of its friends like xslt), JAVA, PHP, MySQL.

Don't know what you mean by non-traditional career paths. If you are trying to avoid school, then it might be tough at this time.

Check out my current portfolio at www.davidvesely.com

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julia in Grayson, Georgia

74 months ago

Hello,
has anyone ever had training through COMPUTERTRAINING.COM?????
it is expensive but they sure promise a lot (3 certifications after you pass the exam and their assistance in finding a job) etc
Please if you know someone who apllied, let me know. the classes are 6 months long

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