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Questions tagged [certification]

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

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What certificates to submit as a PhD graduate (to be) for a job application?

When applying for a job in the industry and having no job experience before, what kind of certificates should I attach to my application? Besides my academic transcripts, I have certificates of ...
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Too much reading/studying in senior engineer job

I'm recently promoted in a Canadian engineering company to a "senior engineer", which was very exciting for me (my company just has 2 levels of engineer, "engineer", and "senior engineer"), and ...
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How to convince my manager to have company reimburse me after passing certification exam?

I am a software developer, and I am studying for the CISSP exam, which I will pay for out of my own pocket (US$699). I will take the exam in February. I have been working with my current employer for ...
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Value of intermediate status to certification in cybersecurity profession - Associate ISC^2

In the past year, I successfully passed the CISSP exam administered by ISC^2 . The CISSP certification is highly reputable and the most widely recognized certification amongst IT Security ...
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For a Computer Science major would it be beneficial to obtain a Comptia Security Plus Certificate. [closed]

So, I'm a recent Computer Science graduate and landed my first job as an ASP.NET application developer in the government sector. I've been working here for about a year now and i'm liking the job so ...
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How to quantify value of certifications in performance evaluation [duplicate]

I work in the information security profession as an IT Auditor. Within the last year, I obtained both my CISA certification and passed the CISSP exam, becoming Associate of ISC^2. I am now thinking ...
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Are technical certifications of any value to a seasoned DevOps professional? [closed]

I know this is pretty specific, but I couldn't think of another place to ask such a work-related question. I've been working full-time in industry for over 8 years; first half of this was as an ...
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How much do potential employers for an entry level engineering job (requiring a bachelors) care about Solidworks Professional certification? [closed]

How much do potential employers care about whether you have Solidworks Professional certification (or rather how much of an advantage does it give you) if you are applying for your first job in ...
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Mentioning plans to apply for a certification during an interview

I'm a software developer who's had 2 years of experience working with SAP. During an interview, I was asked if I have an SAP certification, specifically an SAP NetWeaver Associate certification, which ...
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Are expired certifications still considered useful?

In my space of software engineering, particularly in processes, methods, and project management, there are plenty of certifications that expire yet I see frequently listed on job descriptions. Some ...
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How to ask for changes in certificate of employment

two years ago I have worked for a company for some months, I was offered a consecutive job there and I was given a certificate of employment. The certificate was good, but it could have been better ...
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Keeping Training Certifications & Diplomas after resignation

I am considering to quit the company I work for in the coming months. Through the years of my employment in the subject company, I have gained several diplomas and certifications, such as user/...
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How to improve resume without job experience? [duplicate]

Recently I finished my degree in statistics at a renowned university in my country. However, I'm having some difficulty getting a first job due to lack of experience. Now I'm doing some online ...
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Clarifying increase of salary after certification

I am fairly new to the job (2 months), with the employer we just signed contract of me working for him for X amount nothing more. Me and employer verbally came to agreement that I will need to pass ...
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Certifications for CompSci Grad [duplicate]

I'm doing an internship over the summer break and the employer has offered a free MSCE certification (Microsoft solutions expert) that I can take part in. Is it worth while putting this on my CV upon ...
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Including certificate of completing a training course in resume Certificates section [closed]

Let's say I have had a training course and completed it with a final exam, then the institute has given me a certification for completing the course with a grade of "X". Certification like: This is ...
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Should you list company sponsored certificates on your CV?

I recently got a pretty good certificate in my field, though i was sponsored by my current company i felt it was a pretty good achievement to show off on my CV. Now i nearly finished the ...
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How should I handle a company-paid certification exam that I don't want to pass?

I'm a Java developer, still very profitable for my company. A few weeks back I was requested to participate in a training over a very obscure and proprietary technology. I couldn't find out exactly ...
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Proving language proficiency when applying for a job [closed]

Are there proficiency tests that someone can list on their resume to prove their ability in a certain (natural) language? And if so, is it worth getting these certifications? As in, will they give you ...
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The value of certificates in the job market [closed]

I dropped out of high-school to join college. While not the end of the world, I would like to supplement my CV with some certificates to try and compensate for the lack of papers, and I'm a bit on ...
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Should I pay for a certificate from a free online course?

I am currently a student planning on entering the job market in 2-3 years, and I'm looking into some online courses relevant to my interests. I don't expect my current experience (astrophysics) to be ...
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Is graduate certificate the right thing to do in Australia for an expat who has a Masters degree in same stream from a foreign college [closed]

I have a Masters degree in Human resource from a foreign Uni. I recently migrated to Australia and want to continue in the Human resource domain. In order to get some exposure to the local laws and ...
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Lost my certificate of an event . So should I refer to it on my resume?

I've won few declamation competitions during my school days. I used to refer to them on my resume but recently I realized that I've lost the certificates which were the only proof I had. I'm a fresher ...
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Computer Certifications and Advancement? [duplicate]

I am applying for a computer job. I have a BA. I also have a computer certification from before 2000. It was a non-credited course. It was a continuing education course. However, the label "...
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Why would HR request everyone to list their degrees and certificates? [duplicate]

Out of the blue, HR suddenly sent a message to everyone to share their education credentials (degrees/certs) ASAP for the "gathering employment data" Is there any way to tell what prompted the ...
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Value of Non-Transferable but relevant professional certifications

I work in the IT Security profession as an IT auditor. My boss a couple of months ago recently suggested I enroll in the PCI Internal Security Assessor (ISA) program to become certified to conduct the ...
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How to structure a resume to show a completed professional examination?

This is related to my question that I asked here. Now that I have the status of CISA exam passer (See answer from Rory in link), Where can I best present this achievement in my resume? I am ...
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Should I backdate the contract in this situation? [closed]

A year ago, I signed a contract with a company which last for a year. However after one year, the project wasn't finished in time so they asked me to stay for three more months. And there was supposed ...
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My company wants everyone to obtain an IT certification in the next few months [closed]

The situation is as follows: The company I'm currently working at has been providing for a couple years now a "certification reward". Being an IT company it obviously values having certified ...
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Shall I give it up when the job requires candidates to have some kind of IT cert [closed]

I have been working as an assistant in a cake shop for more than 4 years. Recently, I am thinking to change my job field because I have seen a computer company nearby have a vancancy for a clerk, but ...
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How to Show Certifications in Your Resume that is Partially Fulfilled

I am IT auditor and will be soon taking my certification exam - CISA from ISACA. Certification requirements call for passing a rigorous exam as well as a certain number of years of related job ...
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How to deal with an internship certificate draft full of obvious spelling mistakes?

I left an internship of three months in a small IT company and have finally received a draft for the internship certificate to check back per email. The person who wrote it works in the accounting ...
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Asking for too many pay raises in one year?

I currently work as a developer on a platform that demands certifications. Without these certifications, you're basically out of the running for any role that requires development on this platform. As ...
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Can I get job in MNC without 9 months exp. certificate of last company and with 6 years exp. certificates of previous companies? [duplicate]

Problem I am a java developer with 7 years experience. In India, I worked in 4 IT companies. I have 6 years exp. with exp. certificates of previous companies. I have 9 months experience in 4th ...
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How to change career path [closed]

I am currently a software developer with 2 years of experience but am looking to change careers to QA or Functional Analysis. However, all of the job openings I find require some kind of certification ...
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Does passing a certification mean I should get a raise? [duplicate]

A small background on me: I was a desktop guy for the past 6 years and I jumped upon a chance to enter windows administration (Wintel Administrator). I was working as a Wintel admin for one and a half ...
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Is membership of CILIP worthwhile for career progression in library and information services? [closed]

CILIP is the "leading body representing the information professions" in the United Kingdom. They offer certification, chartership and fellowship. Is membership of this organisation, and similar ones, ...
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Would it be silly to list three equivalent certifications on a resume?

I'm talking about this: https://www.lpi.org/3-in-1-advantage-take-two/ So apparently the are 3 Linux certification vendors (Comptia, LPI, and SUSE) that are issuing identical exams (the LPI ...
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Should I include certification logos in my resume? [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to add the logos for the certifications I achieved at the top of my resume? Does this look professional enough to seek the attention of the recruiter?
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How to identify which certifications are beneficial to my career?

I have 4 years of experience in my field. I am thinking about getting a certification, but I don't know what will help me to improve my career opportunities in the near future. How can I determine ...
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What is meant by public registry? [closed]

I have been trying to fill the blanks in an agreement sent to me by a company and i am confused that what does public registry mean??? I have filled the rest except the blank after "public registry" ...
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AWS Partner Accreditations on Resume [duplicate]

My company is an AWS Partner, and so far I have completed the "AWS Technical Professional Accreditation" and was going to possibly do the Business one as well (there is also an economics one). I was ...
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Can I put an expired certification on my resume?

I had a Cisco cert that expired about a year ago. I let it expire because I wasn't working with the technology day to day in my current job, but now I am. I'd like to be able to put it on my resume as ...
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How should IT certifications be emphasized on a intermediate level systems administrator's resume? [closed]

I'm a sys admin with about 6 years of experience. I have a boat load of certs, but I wonder at this level if I should avoid playing them up too much? Initially the first line of my resume looked liked ...
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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 [duplicate]

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. ...