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Engineering manager certifications [closed]

Would a certification help to find a job as engineering manager (or 20 years experience in the IT field as developer and leader are enough)? If so, which one?
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Do graduate studies and/or postdoc experience count as work experience for a P.ENG. application in Canada?

Given the following credentials: a 2-year Master's of Applied Science degree (engineering) from a Canadian institute a Ph.D. (engineering) from a European university (acquired within 2 years and 3 ...
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What is the best professional certificate for Digital Transformation? [closed]

First of all, I searched for the right site to ask this question and ended up with this site. So, if you think there is a better site to post this question please let me know. I have been asked by my ...
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Certification Exam Leaked to Me

I'm in a bit of an ethical quandary. I'm attempting to study for a professional certification exam that my employer is paying for, and I asked a coworker who happens to be part of the board ...
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Is it acceptable (to employers generally) to get certified and share the success on LinkedIn in a technology that competes with the 'stack' they use?

I'm a cloud solutions developer. My employer uses the Microsoft Azure stack and is a 'partner' of Microsoft which means they get an affiliation with Microsoft that they can use to promote to customers ...
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At what stage of my career should I get certifications?

I have been in an administrative support role for approximately 10 months. I've been looking for some options compatible with my area of expertise considering that I'll be graduating in the middle of ...
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How to motivate staff to attend a paid certification course in their off hours?

Context We live in a small south American, third-world country where quality education is scarce and really costly. Also, the minimum wage is around $385 a month. The situation I’m a new employee (...
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I have passed a certification that I have been told I will do, should I tell my work?

I will be starting a new job in October. During one of the interviews I had, I asked: What sort of training will I get? The response was that there would be training on the job, as well as the ...
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how a work certificate should be?

I was working as a Website administrator for about 6 years. Like, regular updates of the content, structural changes and improvements to the website etc. As I had to leave, I asked my former employer ...
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Are certs really worth time and money

I am a first year CS student who has just taken my first 2 CS classes which introduce programming and I learned Java and basic CS. I was recommended by a few friends that I should do those certs like ...
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Master Degree or Professional certification; what would be more useful when aiming for the financial industry? [closed]

In a month or so I will need to make a very important decision. I can either go back to school and do Masters in Finance or I can get a professional certification. I am currently living and working in ...
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Do I need to ask for an employment reference letter after doing a postdoc in a University?

I'm about to finish my postdoc employment and looking for a job in the industry (both in Germany). I know that a typical thing to add to the job applications for the industry is the "employment ...
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How relevant are HackerRank-alike certifications on CV/LinkedIn?

The companies nowadays use HackerRank/LeetCode style questions as a major part of their interviewing process (whether is's good or bad is for another discussion). Let's call it a day. I am not an algo-...
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Should I let my PMP certification expire? I want to prioritize entrepreneurship [closed]

My PMP certification is due to expire within the next three months. I'm currently trying to prioritize a side business that will take considerable time and effort to build up. If I go through a ...
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Do employers (in Germany) ask for proof of work?

My first job was in an apparel manufacturing company as an Industrial engineer. I worked there for 8 months. I quit my job due to several reasons (abusive work environment, poor management, irregular ...
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Getting my career on track - are tertiary quals better than self taught? [closed]

I'm a career changer and have been doing the Freecodecamp syllabus alongside with working on a few hobby projects which have required me to learn SQL and PHP. My Goal Ultimately, I want to work in ...
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invalid linux foundation cert presented by third party supplier employee

I am a Senior Architect and am working with a third party vendor. An employee of the third party supplier has presented an Linux foundation certificate to prove that his knowledge is "Expert"; however,...
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How do I list a certification on my resume that I've prepared for but haven't earned yet?

How can I include certifications that I have prepared and studied for but not yet earned on my resume? I am currently preparing to obtain certifications for AZ-104 (Microsoft Azure Administrator) and ...
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Would you attach a certification to a application, when the certification is older than a few years?

Some IT-certifications, like e.g. the certifications by Cisco or CompTIA, expire after three years. Other certifications (e.g. Microsoft) have no expiration-date and are valid lifelong, once they are ...
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How To Appropriately Challenge Proposed Exam Qualification Timeframe

I currently work under a non-technical PM and my firm's tech lead who are overseeing my transition from junior to 'regular' software developer over the coming months. In my most recent scheduled ...
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Personal notes to an intermediate report/performance review from a member of the management [closed]

As part of a project that I have managed (in the role of an entrepreneur), I have worked closely with a member of the management (N + 3) within the large enterprise I work for. He agreed to add a ...
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How important is to have the employment certificate stamped? [closed]

I received my employment certificate from my former employer (an IT company in Germany). The letter is printed on a paper with the company's header and is signed by my supervisor (head of the team) ...
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Do hiring managers value technical certifications? [closed]

[Triggered by this answer concerning the value of technical certificates to someone looking for a first job in the IT sector.] Do hiring managers in IT value technical certifications? Does it get ...
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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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