Questions relating to receiving / earning a certificate to prove ones expertise in a specific skill or area of work

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How Should One Write Certifications on His Resume?

If one completed a certification program, and he keeps it through the years by 1) paying a membership fee or 2) taking the course again when required (around every year or so), how should he write the ...
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Non-standard certifications. Are they credible? [closed]

There are a lot of major organisations like Linux, Oracle, Cisco, etc. that offer certification for completing a course. However, there are technologies for which there is no standard certification. ...
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Advisable to include certifications in progress but not yet completed in resume

I am currently a CFA candidate pursuing the chartered financial analyst certification from the CFA institute. This certification demonstrates expertise in investments knowledge and is highly regarded ...
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When showing certifications, should I group by subject or certification level? [closed]

I realise this is a very trivial question, but in the continual pursuit of a perfect CV/LinkedIn: I have several qualifications from a particular vendor. The vendors certificate 'levels' are ...
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Will PMP help a technical employee move to a management level position? [closed]

I've been technical for almost 3 years in the software industry, a lecturer for 3 years in a software engineering department, and an adviser for 2 years. Will a certificate like PMP helps me move to ...
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Should I include my TOEFL ITP test score in my CV? [closed]

I intend to send my CV for a position and on the recruitment note was written that candidates who have a good knowledge of the English language are going to receive priority on the selection process. ...
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Is it normal for a company to require their programmers to pass an internal “certificate”? [closed]

I'm a sad, frustrated programmer working in a world-wide known electronics company. I'm a bit confused and stressed about the situation that our company is forcing on programmers like me. Year ago, ...
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How to approach my boss about helping me fund further training/MBA? [closed]

I work in a small-medium-sized business (150-200 people) which is doing incredibly well and I have been a sales manager for about 3 years here, gaining a lot of tenure and reputation as an ...
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Training done, certificate received, should I put it on my cv/linkedin profile? [duplicate]

Recently I had a four-day training about Android development. The training was paid by my employer and delivered by an external company. It's the first time I've taken this kind of training. ...
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Professional Designation Etiquette

I thought this might be an interesting topic and I can’t find much out there regarding this. I’m in the USA, but I’m interested in viewpoints from across the globe. What is the etiquette regarding ...
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How important is training/certification to help an IT manager with the business side of an organization?

Being in IT my whole career (15+ years) I've recently become an IT Manager. I have the tech side down and can relate to technical staff and understand technical issues. I can also logically follow ...
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How can I use my masters degree to get a higher salary?

I have almost completed my masters degree in computer science. I have interviewed at a lot of companies, where they told me that they don't think a Masters degree is necessary for a software ...
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How can we motivate employees to complete IT certificates?

Our company is an IT service provider which develops software for other companies. To attract customers, we encourage our employees to complete and maintain IT certifications (like Java certificates ...
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Displaying qualifications/certifications in my cubicle

I would like to be given more responsibility at work but do not feel managers at my work place are aware of my other skills sets. I am a programmer and believe that is all the perceive me as - however ...
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How can I evaluate if an optional certificate will help my career or not?

There are many optional certificates out there that may help a career, but also many that are just a waste of time and money. What factors should I consider to determine if a certificate will help me ...
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Do IT certifications help improve a job candidate's prospects?

There was a time(before y2k) when being an MCSE or CNA was a notable achievement that showed dedication and knowledge. In the last decade or so IT certifications became less noteworthy. Boot camps ...
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How should I properly approach my boss if I'm feeling underpaid?

I started working at my current company as a Software Engineer about 2 years ago. When I received my offer, it was $5k less than what was agreed to during my interview and non-negotiable. However I ...
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Should I list a general “certificate of achievement” under my certificates and licenses?

I participated in an Explorers program with a local police department for three years. After each year, they give you this "Certificate of Achievement" stating your participation for the year that's ...
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Utilization opportunities for a certification

I got my certification to MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist). I would like to pursue two goals: First, I would like to strengthen my position in my current job. Secondly, I hope, I can ...