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Andrew Brown 🇨🇦 • Edited

If you hold an AWS Pro and Specialty with 10 years in the industry and know Python well enough its 160K+ CAD. I talk to recruiters frequently.

If your a Bootcamp or community college grad and you hold a lower AWS Certification it will greater increase your job likelihood but you still won't see high salaries.

CompSci grads in manager positions tend to hire other CompSci grads and they are biased by using algorithmic testing or CompSci knowledge to gatekeep candidates even when the job doesn't require it. No reason to get mad, just learn the skills and hopefully one day if you are a manager you can change how things are done.

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Zane Milakovic

I totally see this. When I hire I use practical skills the position needs. Never have I see someone get a job as a front end developer, pass a algorithm exam, and still be somewhat decent with front end development. Too much craftsmanship.

I am not saying someone can do it. But I have a amazing team that I hired. None of them could pass the hard core algorithms exams, and that is ok.

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