I have about 5 years proffessional experience with PHP. I will try to apply for new jobs soon. But I was considering - maybe I should get the certification so they would believe my skills more.
I myself understand that it does not bring much value to the business, because what I need, I already know, or can find on the internet.
But to prepare for certification, I will need to learn lot of useless stuff.
Maybe some of you have tracked hours and can give some information - how long did it take? Also you could tell how long have you worked with php before learning for exam.
I hope it does not take super huge amount of hours. If I could prepare for it in 80 hours, that would be good. But I am not sure if I want if it would take 500 hours.
Of course every person is different and learning time vary, but I would still get an idea.