Hello everyone,\n\nI've been studying programming for about four years. A \nlittle of this, a lot of that. I love it! I really enjoy \nDirectX. However, I realized that if I want to make a \ncareer change I would need credentials. So I decided to \nget MCAD certified. I chose C# since it's alot like C++. \nUsed Kalani along with Microsoft Press, and passed each \nexam on first try. Anyway my point of this all is, The \nfirst job I sent my resume for listed Visual Studio, C#, \nand ADO.NET as the primary skills required, two days \nlater they changed the add to say "Minimum Associates \nDegree". It kind of burst my bubble. They would rather \nhave a two year degree over certification from Microsoft?\n\nWas it worth my time?\nAny Feelings on this?