Is certification the answer?
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In an environment where professionals have varying degrees of education and experience, it can be difficult for an employer to know what they are getting when they choose a new employee. To solve for this, many professionals obtain certification in one or more aspects of their field. Is this the answer to standardizing skills?
In my case, I have a number of options based on my experience and areas of interest. Here are just some of them.
- Certified Credit Professional: The official designation granted to professionals in the Canadian credit management field by the Credit Institute of Canada (CIC).
- Salesforce.com Certified Administrator: Certifies the knowledge of Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform.
- Certified HTML Developer: Proves fundamental knowledge of web development using HTML, XHTML, and CSS.
What I need to ask myself is this. Is this a valuable investment or is it all hokum?
What's your take on certification?