Best Web Certifications for 2015

Best Web Certifications for 2015
By , Mary Kyle

Over the years, web certifications have changed along with the technologies. Today's list of the best web certs is much different than it was five or ten years ago. For those who want to understand how to build, design and manage great websites, here are the best five webmaster, web design and development certs updated for 2015.

If you had asked us ten years ago which certifications were best for aspiring webmasters or web developers, we would have given you a much different range of answers than you're going to get from us today.

Heck, things would have been substantially different even five years ago. But if there's one constant on the Internet in general and on the Web in particular, it's got to be change. So be prepared for some unlikely or even unexpected recommendations in this area that relates to building websites and some light-duty programming to go with that effort. If you're really interested in heavy-duty programming, along the lines of web services or web-based applications, you should check out our list of the best programming certifications for IT pros instead.

On the other hand, if you want to understand how to build and design good websites, and create interesting and approachable content for such sites, keep reading. Though you may not expect everything that will turn up here, you won't be disappointed if you dig into the offerings we recommend and take the advice dispensed therein, particularly when the certification sponsor also offers more advanced credentials in the same general track -- as nearly all of them do.

As far as salaries are concerned, here are the latest stats on what webmasters, web designers and web developers get paid in the US on average.

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