PHP Certified: Motivation

I know, I know...certification is a dirty word in the open source world. There are a lot of opinions out there on why you should or shouldn't try to get a certification if you primarily work with open source projects. Unlike other IT fields, open source web development is notorious for lacking decent certification programs a nascent developer can work towards getting to show employers they are worth something. In this post, I'll walk you down my reasoning for trying to obtain two PHP-based certifications and how I plan to accomplish my goals.