Best Web Certifications for 2014

Best Web Certifications for 2014
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 and design great websites, here are the best five web certs updated for 2014.

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Ed Tittel is a 30-year-plus IT veteran who's worked as a programmer, technical manager, instructor, network consultant and technical evangelist for companies including Burroughs, Schlumberger, Novell, IBM/Tivoli and NetQoS. He has written for numerous publications and is the author of over 140 books with a special emphasis on information security, Web markup languages and development tools, and Windows operating systems.

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Best IT Certifications for 2014

If you’d asked us ten years ago which certifications were best for aspiring Web masters or programmers, we’d 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 Web sites 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 Top Programming Certifications for IT Pros instead.

On the other hand, if you want to understand how to build and design good Web sites, and create interesting and approachable content for such sites, keep reading. Though you may not expect everything that’ll turn up here, you won’t be disappointed if you dig into the offerings I recommend and follow them up with certain of their "natural consequences," particularly when the certification sponsor also offers more advanced credentials in the same general track -- as nearly all of them do.

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