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I have recently started taking courses on coursera to for an ibm cloud full stack developer certificate. Has anyone here received this certificate or know of someone who has? I want to know if this certificate will get me in an entry level developer position somewhere or do I really need a degree to get a career as a developer?

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I think it should help, honestly, your experience/portfolio matters more in that space

I don't know anyone with that specific certificate, but I do know people without degrees in the field. Build a portfolio of projects, take the course to increase your knowledge and proficiency, and that should help you pass the developer tests most places use as part of their application/interview process these days.

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