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 make the first round of applications survive better in case I have to apply externally.
What should I notice for a conversation with my boss, so that my certification will be considered positive for me?
In the event that at some point I need to apply external: How much weight has an MCTS in the application? Should / Do I have to tread the path to the MCPD in full?
I start from the following boundary conditions:
- I work in the area in which the tested knowledge is applied. MCTS (70-511. NET Framwork 4, Windows Applications)
- At the latest in a job interview counts only real knowledge. The second part of my question refers explicitly only to the phase of the written application. Later, a small piece of paper will be meaningless if there is no substance behind it. It will only be a first proof that I, as an unknown candidate, am not a complete idiot.