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Erik Eckel's 10 best IT certifications for 2012?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by SimonV, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    What do we all think of Erik Eckel's The 10 best IT certifications: 2012
     
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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I find that,
    just like ALL of these 'lists' year after year, they have very little standing in reality

    :)
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    Yippee, I've got numbers 1, 2 and 9... Do I get a prize?
     
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  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    Absolute pish...
     
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  5. onoski

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    Experience counts more than any paper obtained cert whichever way you look at it. Experience wins all the time coupled with hard work and enthusiasm.

    Certs only importance is to get you to an interview as well as give you some insight to a particular software, hardware or product.
     
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  6. Cunningfox

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    8 and 10 made me lol, I don't agree with the order nor much of the list.
     
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  7. Monkeychops

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    depends what you want to do really as to what's good for you!

    Not that I'm complaining, one of the few certs I have is on there and it's been one that has mattered when finding jobs.
     
  8. ade1982

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    Think the PRINCE2 is much more regarded than the PMP. Practically Every job as an IT project manager asks for it. Never seen any ask for the PMP
     
  9. Boffy

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    I'd love to say I'm a certified pimp though...

    Looking at the list, I think most of it is common sense for someone who wants to work their way up - 1st-2nd-3rd line roles, especially in a corperate world.

    Obviously, if you want to focus on a certain area ie: networking or security, that's a completely different job in its own right and therefore different certifications would apply.
     
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  10. nugget
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    No because you didn't call out Bingo.

    Seems to me that it is just a jumble of certifications. As with everything, it depends where you are and in which industry you work in as to which are the most needed and valuable certs.
     
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  11. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    Prince2 is far more regional to the UK, PMP is more well regarded worldwide, frankly if you have either at the top tier, you still only meet the 'certification' requirements of a PM, a good technical PM goes far beyond having these certs
     
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  12. Sparky
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    I have a few certs on that list - therefore the list rules. :)
     
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  13. SQUEXX

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    As a noob to it all, it's interesting to read, especially the comments about the list..............
     
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