Originally Posted by elitis
If you can do both, I'd recommend learning on your own time at home. But like I said, I might be a bit biased. Also the perks of learning in a classroom you listed are null points. Forums like this were made for that exact reason. So anyone learning to develop could get help and find answers to their questions. With so many members it's also like having hundreds of teachers at your disposal.
Last by not least don't get a certificate from w3schools. In my opinion learning from them isn't entirely bad, but I wouldn't recommend a certificate from them. They seem to have a bad rep with a lot of professional web developers, and aren't industry recognized.
Good to know and great advice, this forum is helping me out. Where would you recommend getting certified?