Todays topic: What IT certifications hold the most value?
It is one of those topics. Some say, IT certifications aren'r worth the paper they are printed on because it is all about skill-sets and not about a snap shot of one particular skill at all. Other will tell you that the certifications they did accellerated their carrers and are a big boost for every CV.
I gues, this is both true. Sure, a snapshot wont show anyone the real skill lever but at least a certification proves that this person did something (most of the times proactive) to strengthen his/her skill set. Point is, we don't know what skills someone has before we see him in action. Certifications can only be an indicator but they also provide at least a foundation. A MS certificate has a certain standard and unless it is forged, it will provide some security that this person knows something about the topic on hand.
Now that leaves us with the question: What certifications will provide maximum career leverage? There are countless opinions and it obviously depends on what part of the IT industry they will be applied. Let's just say we are talking management area with 100k$+ wages. Obviously there are still countless niches, we can think about, but let's just stick with generall stuff like e.g. Prince2 (project management).
What do you guys think? I started a post about this in some LinkedIn groups as well and will post the results in my blog later on.
I am looking forward to hearing your thougts :)
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