Software certificates are crap

Software certificates are crap

What should you do, if you see the great certificate in the CV of the software developer? Ignore it!

This may be controversial, but there is a lot of truth in this sentence.

I am a Certified Google Professional Cloud Architect. How did I do it?

  • I attended a 12 weeks training course. I worked hard in my free time, in the evenings.

  • I watched around 30h of videos + 30h of labs (do not know the cost).

  • I attended 2 days of training in preparation for the certificate (the company paid $1,000),

  • I learned hard.

  • I didn't want to be the only guy in the company that failed the exam,

so I asked colleges how they do it. They bought questions here for $40! (no, it is not a referral link). I just learned the question and passed the exam. For me, more than 50% of the questions were from this page.

Lesson learned

Everybody can pass any exam doing the same. Some people may work hard, some not. But everybody is happy:

  • Google because the sold certificate for $200,

  • Training companies

  • Your company, because they invested to get some knowledge

  • You because your CV has a new line.

As an interviewer, I do not care anymore about any certificate. I care about real knowledge, the thing that should be gained from all these games.