In search of a first job at a junior .NET developer, the idea was to get certified. Tell me, is there a practical sense in this? Will it increase the chances? As I have indicated - the first work, i.e. no commercial development experience.

Specifically, I was thinking of getting MCSD: Web Applications . To do this, you must pass 3 exams:

  1. Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (free)
  2. Developing ASP.NET 4.5 MVC Web Applications ($ 80)
  3. Developing Windows Azure and Web Services ($ 80)

In principle, to prepare is not a problem, but I’m not sure if they make sense and whether it is worth spending $ 160.

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    There is no practical sense. Experience is more important, later when experience is experienced, certification will give advantages, all other things being equal.

    While there is no experience, certification is not the key point. Gain experience and then decide whether you need certification.

    • Yes, in principle, the certification itself specifically I don’t need nafig, I just hoped that it could increase the chances of finding a first job and the candidate (i.e.) would look somehow more interesting and serious compared to other similar people without experience and without certifications. Of course, it is clear that the main thing is a technical interview, but I thought that with certification at least an invitation to an interview would be almost guaranteed. Or not? - junior_dev
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      In the NS (CIS vsmysle) half of the people do not believe the paper because they understand that any piece of paper can be bought. And the second half considers the paper not necessary at all. - vdk company
    • People receive this certification according to banal brayndamps in 90% of cases (unless a person decided to systematize knowledge for himself). In the end - it's really just a piece of paper! - wind

    The meaning is in two cases:

    1) Papers will help you stand out with all other things being equal (including if you are new).

    2) Papers will help you if you get a job in the West - they love this business there.

    In all other cases, experience is valued much more than paperwork.