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Listing certs on email signature or business cards

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Dan Brook, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Dan Brook

    Dan Brook New Member

    Hi peeps,

    This has probably been covered loads of times, but anyway...

    How do people list their certifications (assuming you do) when you have a list of them? I used to put:

    John Smith BSc (Hons) CCVP CCNP

    But now CCVP is CCNP Voice, CCNP is CCNP Routing and Switching, then there's CCNP Security..... This makes the whole thing a bit long.

    I don't want to list them all to show off but I email external clients all the time as a consultant or network engineer and I think it can give them confidence that you know what you're talking about.

    What do people think?
  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    Personally I don't bother, I mean in theory it could take up more bandwidth sending out your sig than the rest of the email. I also think it's a tad tacky but that's just me (forum sigs is a different matter, it's there to show experience etc).
    Certifications: CNA | CNE | CCNA | MCP | MCP+I | MCSE NT4 | MCSA 2003 | Security+ | MCSA:S 2003 | MCSE:S 2003 | MCTS:SCCM 2007 | MCTS:Win 7 | MCITP:EDA7 | MCITP:SA | MCITP:EA | MCTS:Hyper-V | VCP 4 | ITIL v3 Foundation | VCP 5 DCV | VCP 5 Cloud | VCP6 NV | VCP6 DCV | VCAP 5.5 DCA
    WIP: VCP6-CMA, VCAP-DCD and Linux + (and possibly VCIX-NV).
  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I don't bother, my email sig just says 'Developer'.

    The industry is full of people who are likely to have a lot more knowledge and experience, trying to gain some false credence based on certifications is tacky.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2014
  4. fizzy77

    fizzy77 New Member

    Some companies like you to include it but I think it gets a bit silly when you have a string of them.
  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    I don't include any in my signature, I just put the following:

    Job title
    In my case employee forum rep
    contact number

    The only place you can see what I've done is on my CV or Linkedin.
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    Same here :)
    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: MSc in Tech Management
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  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    If me and you are doing it Ken then it must be right ha ha 8)
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
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  8. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    I don't use it in my signature, but I have the titles of MCSE and MCITP on my business card. I doubt anyone's even seen them on the card/or care :)

    Some colleagues put it in their signature, especially if they've done some of the tougher ones like CISSP and they work in our Security team.

    We have a pretty liberal rule around what we can show in our sigs and cards... We just need to exercise some common sense, but occasionally you'll find references to good causes (cancer support for example) or pictures of XBOX logo and the like. I keep my email signature simple (primarily just a phone and fax number, title and address of our office).
    Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, MCDST, MOS, CIW, Comptia
    WIP: Win7/Lync2010/MCM
  9. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    This is pretty straightforward - professional certifications are not generally to be used as post-nominals. Memberships of professional bodies are allowed of course. So, MCBS is fine, MCP, CCNA etc, etc have no place here.
    Certifications: B.Sc.(Hons), MBCS. MCP (271,272), MCDST, MCTS (680), MCITP:EDST7, MCSA:WIN7, MCPS, MCNPS
    WIP: 70-686, then onto MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure via MCSA: Server 2012...
  10. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Don't bother listing them. Only on my CV.
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
    WIP: Exchange 2007\2010

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