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Certification 1, 2, 3
May/June 2010 (vol. 27 no. 3)
pp. 92-94
Philippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia
This column proposes a few simple rules and criteria to help software practitioners decide which software certification they should target in building up their professional career and get the best out of their time, effort, and financial investment.

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Index Terms:
certification, professional development, software development
Philippe Kruchten, "Certification 1, 2, 3," IEEE Software, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 92-94, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2010.70
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