View Full Version : Get some certifications...

10-31-2006, 07:09 AM
I need to have a certification in c/c++ programming, to prove to my self that I know what I am doing and have somthing to show for my self.

But I don't know if I know enough or not.
My question is, how do I find out what I need to know, and what certification(s) would you recommend me starting out with (online)?


10-31-2006, 07:17 AM
It's tricky, really. There isn't really a certification that exists that tests your knowledge of C/C++ exclusively. I know that I could go to the further education college down the road and pick up some certs in a few months, but I'd probably spend most of that arguing with the lecturer over void main. :rolleyes:

Becuse Sun owns Java they're happy to certify you in it. MS certs mainly use C# or VB.NET these days so they could be construed as certs for those languages.

I haven't heard of anything that's good for C/C++ beyond certain software engineering degrees.

10-31-2006, 07:21 AM
What the hell do you need a certification for anyway? You're 14. Go outside and play kickball or something...

10-31-2006, 07:26 AM
>I need to have a certification in c/c++ programming
There aren't any well received certifications for C or C++. You would be wasting your money. Also, there's no such language as C/C++.

>to prove to my self that I know what I am doing and have somthing to show for my self.
Um, so write an application that you or someone else needs and will use. :rolleyes: Nothing breeds confidence like making something useful.

10-31-2006, 07:58 AM
Following on from prelude, think of a ambicious project. Like , say, create a program that simulates somthing. Like a ATM machine for example. Fully test your code and debug it, then make improvements to it. When your are happy with end product, give or show the code to sombody else, i suggest one of the mods on this board ie: Salem, Prelude or Kenflite.
They are the best people to look at your code and recomend, critisise what you have written.

10-31-2006, 08:27 AM
Another way to prove yourself is to completely ignore the homework policy on this forum and just do everyone elses homework for them. :) I don't think the mods will like that, however, and you may eventually get board of file I/O and simple sorting algorithms. :) However, nothing compares to the feeling you get when you do something you know someone else couldn't do and then hand it to them in contempt.

10-31-2006, 08:30 AM
>I don't think the mods will like that
We don't care if you do someone else's homework as practice. We do care if you share it with that person so that they can get a good grade without earning it.

10-31-2006, 11:24 AM
A good reputation on a well known open source project would look pretty good as well.

11-01-2006, 07:19 AM
Understood, thanks for the replys.

11-01-2006, 07:33 AM
Also, there's no such language as C/C++.
/ mark usually means OR.

11-01-2006, 09:12 AM
>/ mark usually means OR.
No, it usually means an intersection of two sets. Taken literally, C/C++ is less than useless because you end up with a crippled C. What people usually mean when they say C/C++ isn't an intersection or "C or C++". They mean some fictional language based on the misconception that the two are interchangeable. The usual argument in favor of that notation is C being a subset of C++, which in itself is a false statement. As such, people who have a clue will refrain from that kind of ambiguity and say what they mean.

I'm not being anal, I'm trying to help. If you use C/C++, you can fully expect to be treated as ignorant, regardless of how brilliant you may be. This is a pet peeve of the C++ community, and a lot of people will completely ignore your questions or answers and jump on the "C/C++".

11-01-2006, 10:05 AM
I eat an apple/pear/plum.
Now that must be an exotic fruit!!

Are there any Java/C++ tutorials about list view controls?
Woah! What language is "Java/C++"?

You haven't seen / used as OR? Are you living on moon?

11-01-2006, 11:25 AM
Believe something all you want; it doesn't make it correct.

11-01-2006, 02:40 PM
Have you seen some school workbooks? I mean exercises like this (my English workbook):

The Celts invaded / were invaded Britain about 500 BC. They know / are known for their metalwork. They also grew / were grown beans and wheat...

11-01-2006, 03:00 PM
>I mean exercises like this (my English workbook):
Let me guess: You circle the one you think is correct with a pencil?

11-01-2006, 05:03 PM
And think about it: could you say that either C or C++ are "right"? No, their just different.

11-02-2006, 06:56 AM
Maxorator, I do agree with you.