Which certification is more useful for intermediate level web developer?

I want to get certified in Web development and was wondering which certification is more useful, MCSD Web Applications or CIW Web Development Professional?

I have some experience with ASP.net, CSS, HTML and I want to build on it.

Anyone has any thoughts about these two certifications?

If you are wanting to use this certification to get a job in web development or to improve your standing in the field, a lot of what I’ve read has indicated that certification won’t help. What you need to be able to do is demonstrate to the employers what you can actually do.

If you want to improve your skills, there are many courses and tutorials and books that will help immensely.

If you are trying to build on your ASP.NET knowledge then the answer is obvious. MCSD is the way to go. That is a Microsoft Certification, if you really want to work in .NET for any length of time, getting that will open doors and put you above other candidates.

If you are simply seeking any web development work, and willing to jump between .NET, Java, Perl, PHP, then having the MCSD isn’t really in your best interest. Yes, it still means something, but not nearly as much when applying for a job that works with Java, Perl, or PHP.

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