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

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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 to get experience without getting an opportunity on-the-job [closed]

I want to shape my career developing SAAS based,cloud applications in Java platform. Java since I have got around 3-4 years experience in java. Other option for me is .Net which I am workings on for 2 ...
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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 ...