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5 Top Certification Mistakes to Avoid

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by Obinna Osobalu, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Obinna Osobalu

    Obinna Osobalu Banned

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    In the IT Industry, certification has become a globally recognized tool for professional development. Globally there is a huge need for qualified IT specialists. This has resulted in a mad, or is it gold, rush into certification. Certification is now a buzzword in IT. Unfortunately, many who go through the certification process get their fingers burnt. Even though certification has been a powerful advancement tool for some time, it has not been smooth sailing in all cases. There are many fallacies running riot within the industry regarding the requirements to get into and be successful in the I.T. industry. Let us attempt to look at the MOST COMMON CERTIFICATION MISTAKES with a view to getting certification candidates to avoid them.
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Good post!
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    nice post:D
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    That one ought to be pinned! Great stuff! :)

    Harry.
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Good link

    Let's also remember though we're trying to make it regarded more as a profession
     
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  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Interesting read, nice one :)
     
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  7. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Excellent article, I agree we should get it pinned.
     
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