Exams or Experience for LabVIEW Developers?

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Our chief LabVIEW developer, Tim Fellows, recently took his LabVIEW Developer Recertification exam (for the umpteenth time) and gained a score of 95% (when the pass mark was 70%). But how important are such qualifications?

If you took on an engineering graduate with a 1st class degree from an excellent university, would you make them a senior engineer straight away? On the other side of the coin, do all your senior engineers have 1st class degrees from an excellent universities? We all know that both exam success and experience are important.

There are a few LabVIEW certification exams. The most basic one is the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer qualification, but more serious programmers tend to move on to become Certified LabVIEW Developers. There are other qualifications but we currently take the view that, to our customers, it is not important whether we have them or not. LabVIEW developers with such qualifications know some of the theory, but it does not necessarily show how proficient they are at handling a real-life project. So when looking for a LabVIEW developer, don’t assume that qualifications alone will mean that you get excellent service.

At LiveWires, we have Exams, Experience and Excellence!