If I allow my employer to pay for my Linux Academy subscription and I use that to gain the knowledge for not only doing the job I was hired for and to obtain certifications, can they claim rights or ownership of that certification?
I am looking to secure several Cloud Provider Certifications by next spring and want to use those for consulting to earn a second income. My concern is if I accept the "benefits" provided by my employer can they restrict whom I help as a consultant?
EDIT: Yes, I have a non-compete in force for their competition. That states should I leave I cannot take employment from their direct competition within the same field of specialty. But no other restrictions defined by the employer.