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Wether or not this would go over well is heavily dependant on the personality and tolerance of your superiors. I wouldn't risk it. You can, of course, bring up at the end of July that you are looking into getting this certificate and ask then if that would bring up another avenue for a raise, but independently asking for a third raise in the same year would ...


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Yes, you can put an expired certification. The piece of paper may be expired, but your knowledge is never expired. I would list the certification under education and in parentheses say (expired, currently renewing). Keep the words short and concise, and use lots of white space. Most importantly, stress in you cover-letter what you accomplished in your ...


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Is it acceptable to purposefully fail this exam for my own interest? No. I expect my staff to do their best at whatever task they've been assigned, whether they like it or not. Are there other alternatives? The obvious one here is to go over your (temporary) manager's head. Have a word with your manager's manager and explain the situation. That will ...


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In my experience, no. I completed some courses on Coursera and simply listed the names of the courses that I had completed. Nobody asked for proof, and if they did I would tell them the truth - that I considered it a waste of money to pay $79 for a certificate after having learned everything in the course.


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When would be a good time, if any to make the company aware of this? Right away. If you don't want to seem arrogant, just let them know privately by email. In other words, give them the information now, and let them decide whether you should still train with the others, whether you should try to get the next level in the certificate, or whether you should ...


15

If your company is already giving you two opportunities for a raise in a single year, I'd say asking for a third will seem bold at best, and probably more along the lines of "greedy". You have already been given a raise this year, and you might get another, I would wait until your next annual pay review. Moreover, it seems like your qualifications are being ...


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More senior positions that come with significantly increased pay require more work. In other news: snow is cold, and the Pope is Catholic. That said I think right now you've got a skewed level of study - there's a certain amount that is going to be due to you having to catch up to the other seniors on the learning curve. I'd expect over time this will ease ...


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It's probably worth listing them all. If your certifications are beneficial, it's likely that recruiters will be doing keyword searches so having all three on would be beneficial. You may want to list them together both to economize on space and to show that you're not trying to claim three meaningfully different certifications. For example, ...


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If they're the same qualification with different tiers, I normally wouldn't even bother including the lower tiers - they're redundant information. If you've got the Expert certificate, I can quite happily assume you've either done the beginner one or are capable of it. In this case, it sounds like you've got some strange recruiters who don't understand the ...


10

My guess is that most people won't be able to do it, and the bosses will have to decide between mass layoff (I doubt they can find certified replacements) and coming up with a more reasonable way to get people certified. All that is really needed is a certified examiner, a secure room, and an internet connection for online certification tests. The company ...


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The only way to know for sure is to ask HR. This kind of request is fairly common, especially in consulting companies, but there are many reasons why they could be asking. In consultancies it would be a sign that there's an important bid coming up where they want to get the right certificates lined up. In other companies it could be for some other strategic ...


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If the job says "require a certified ABC" and you don't have a current one, but do have an expired one, then it may be worthwhile in your cover letter to say just that: My ABC certification is not current; I will requalify by [some realistic date that would be after your start date.] During the interview you can ask if they provide support for these ...


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Firstly, find out if your company has a policy in these matters, many do. If they don't then ask if there is any recompense or other gain to be had by passing certifications. In one company I worked for, they didn't pay for anything, but if you gained a certification, they upped your pay since it directly benefited them to be able to list certified ...


9

In your specific case having such a letter of recommendation is not important because most employers might understand that such letters of recommendation are not common in Bangladesh you held the position only for a short time and it was work experience prior to your MS anyway. But keep in mind that in Germany the situation is different because German ...


8

How can I include certifications that I have prepared and studied for but not yet earned For the most part, I would say you can't. Or rather you shouldn't. While you can treat these as an upcoming graduation by listing an "Expected [Month, Year]" after them, it's not typical to do this. Most everyone accepts a claim that you'll be graduating at the end of ...


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It is completely common that companies will require employees to maintain certifications or proficiency levels at various tasks. It's a little uncommon for software companies to do this, but it's not unheard of. The company you work for has probably had a lot of feedback in the software area and determined that some kind of litmus test was necessary to ...


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I am interested in problem-solving, but with a preference to real use-cases and interesting (configure Kafka, design REST/DB...) Then it's useless. I conducted over 200 interviews, where these types of algo questions are asked. Someone having one of those sites' cert? A big meh. If you are interested in discussing the finer details of an algorithm, ...


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Yes it is wise to ask. Take your certification when you ask and show the manager. Many employers reward employees who get extra certifications with a raise. Some will actually pay for the exams. It's beneficial for the company. how do I go about it? Just ask straight up at the appraisal if the company rewards things like that. They may have a set rate, ...


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While Kilisi and Lilienthal have both pointed out it is not really that important, I can understand your concern and it is something I myself would fret about. However, I'd view it as an opportunity to practice what could potentially be an uncomfortable conversation. There is no way around correcting these mistakes without pointing them out to the person ...


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Once you pass, you are absolutely entitled to write in your CV that you have passed the CISA examination and are earning your 2 further years for the CISA title. Even in ISACA, this status is known as exam-passers. HR and recruiters in this market understand exactly what this means. (My experience in this space comes from 4 years as President of ISACA, ...


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Presumably you'd be moving to a company that understands PCI regulations, so they may already know that the certification cannot be transferred. But having it already does prove that you have the level of knowledge required to pass their examination. So I'd definitely put it on the resume.


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Do hiring managers in IT value technical certifications? Some hiring manager in some companies value some certifications for some positions. How could it possibly be otherwise? Does it get you in the door? (Or get you rejected?) Read the job description. For some jobs, it can help get you in the door. I've never seen a case where it would get you ...


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To "challenge" their plan you need to understand their goal. And to do that you will have to talk to whichever one you have the best relationship with. You need to understand how they view it, and why the deadline was picked. It is possible that the timing is convenient for them, or a way to increase their odds. If they need three more people to be ...


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An Android cert may certify that you have the Android syntax down. It does not certify that you can code anything in Android let alone build an app in Android. Since good software developers are first of all good problem solvers, the Android cert does not say a damn thing about your ability to conceptualize problems let alone solve them. If you are a poor ...


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You wrote, "during an annual pay review"; so of course another alternative is to wait until your next annual review and suggest a pay rise then, based on what you did (including get another certification) during the previous year.


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I would not put it on there, given that it was prior to 2000 any technology or theory you were taught are highly likely to be obsolete, and if not that, highly antiquated at best. The other fact of the matter it is a course you took 16+ years ago - definitely not something you can say with any veracity that you still remember it, it would look a bit weird ...


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