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Name on IT Certificates

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by krrishone, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. krrishone

    krrishone Bit Poster

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    Hey everyone

    Wanted your opinion on name on IT certificates.

    Since school all the way to uni i have used my First and Last name on certificates.
    Official IDs such passport and driving license have my First, Middle and Last names.

    I plan to sit ITIL 2011 Foundation exam soon.

    My question is shall i carry on using only First and Last names for certificates? My last name isn't common but there are handful of individuals that do share my full name.

    Would there be any issues verifying my identity in future by using either of the name combos?

    Thank you
     
  2. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

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    One of my certs says my first and last name only, on another it says my first middle and last. Can't see how it would cause you any problems as your candidate info on the test centres website candidate portal will have your address on, if an employer was that paranoid you could show them that.
     
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    In the one circumstance where an employer has chosen not to believe the validity of my certifications, they weren't interested in any amount of evidence I offered to supply to the contrary.
     
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  4. Juelz

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    Really? Then I assume the certificate issue he/she had was a coverup of a hidden issue they had with you?
     
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  5. dmarsh

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    They didn't like the date of my certification as I took it in beta, I had to take the entire exam pool of over 400 questions, took over 4 hours, there was virtually no preparation materials, so taking a beta was harder.

    They chose to take this as cheating / fake certification / fake CV. I offered to explain but they were not interested in :-

    Certification paperwork
    Degree paperwork
    References
    15+ years experience

    You cant please all the people all the time, and its wrong to assume that certification always pleases people.

    It doesn't matter what's written on the cert, somebody will take issue with it, and they won't be interested to find out the details.

    Having a full name is going to be better, but ultimately certifications are weak proof of skills and knowledge due to systemic cheating.
     
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  6. krrishone

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    Thanks dmarsh and juelz for your views.
     
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  7. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Personally, I have always just gone with first and last names, skipping my middle name... but then I only have the A+ and Apple certs to my name so not many.
     
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  8. jk2447

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    First and last names are fine mate, anyone asks just say "you want the truth? You can't handle the truth"
     
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  9. Mr_Cellophane

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    In 30 years in IT I have never been asked to show my certificates
     
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