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Qualifications On CV

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by craigie, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    How do you list your qualifications on your CV?

    I'm just re jigging mine and this is the only part I'm not entirely sure on, as I have qualifications in Management, Financial Planning, IT and others.

    At the moment I have placed my IT Qualifications on first page and called them 'Professional Qualifications' as below:

    Professional Qualifications

    70-290 Managing & Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment
    70-620 Configuring Microsoft Windows Vista Client
    70-272 Supporting Users & Troubleshooting Desktop Applications On XP
    70-271 Supporting Users & Troubleshooting Windows XP Operating System

    Would you put your Certified Status on your CV as well, for me it would be:

    Microsoft Certification Status

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician

    If so, where do you put this?

    Last of all, I have my other qualifications at the bottom of my second page in the traditional place under the heading Education & Qualifications.

    What would you recommend and why?
     
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  2. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Eek, I have another question.

    Do you put the logos on your CV as well or not? I havent, but again feedback would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Nope no logos on my CV.

    Perhaps just list your Microsoft Certification status on your CV? I have MCSE on mine but I haven’t listed the exams I took to gain that cert. Takes up too much space.
     
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  4. zimbo
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    yeah no logos just the certs i have under professional qualifications.
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    Technically, the exams aren't qualifications... they're just exams.

    I display a few logos at the top corner of my resume, and list my certifications at the bottom of my resume, separated by vendor. Since I don't put my resume on any job search sites, I leave the certifications in acronym format.
     
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  6. UKDarkstar
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    I would also say, depends on what job you're going for or whether it's just going on an agency database (they will search on things like MCSE, Exchange, Server 2003 etc).
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    I put all my academic/vocational qualifications under the heading of "Further and Higher Education" and then under that I put all my professional credentials/certifications under the heading of "Professional Qualifications". I only list full credentials earned, eg MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, etc

    As for logos, I used to put logos on my CV, not any more. I do however sometimes use a single logo on a cover letter, but not all the time. It's a personal thing, there's no right or wrong, just don't go over board with them :)

    -Ken
     
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    What about hyperlinks?
     
  9. craigie

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    I have changed my CV accordingly, so that I now have a section on the second page called 'Further & Higher Education' under this I have 'Professional Qualifications' (thanks Wagnerk) where I have listed:

    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

    Then under this I have my other qualifications in Management, Financial Planning and Business.

    I now have some more space to expand on my 'amazing' IT skills :p
     
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  10. kevicho

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    I would put what MCTS you are ie MCTS in Windows Vista
     
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  11. craigie

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    Thats a good idea, I could also use the MCP for Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment.

    Thanks :thumbleft
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    Don't forget to list the acronyms, in case some people don't recognize the spelled out titles with a quick glance... like:

    Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
    Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician (MCDST)
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Not the same, mate. The MCTS certifications each have a special name, such as:

    MCTS: Windows Vista - Configuration
    MCTS: SQL Server 2005
    MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Configuration

    In contrast, the MCP certification does NOT have any special designations for what kind of MCP you are. Thus, you are not an MCP: Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment... you're just an MCP. In truth, that lack of specificity with the MCP certification is what got Microsoft to craft specific titles for each individual MCTS certification.
     
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  14. craigie

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    Good point, will update that later :)
     
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  15. craigie

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    I understand they are not the same, and technically it is not correct. However, I do want to put the fact that I have passed the 70-290 exam on my CV. It does fit quite nicely after MCP :)

    What does everyone else do we certs they have passed but that do not fill into a catergory e.g. MCSA: Messaging, MCDST etc

    Do you display these achievements or not?
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    ...exams you have passed. :) You don't pass certs, you pass exams. ;)

    I never did. If you want to do so, that's up to you. :)

    I look at it like I do a partially finished degree - the individual classes or exams don't really mean much to an employer until you've completed the entire degree or certification. If you want to list it, then finish it. 8)
     
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  17. kevicho

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    I think it also depends on the role, if adding the fact you passed the 290 exam will help with your application can see no issue, I suppose if you worded it along the Lines of "Currently studing for MCSA? I have so far passed the 290 exam and are current studying for the 291 exam to achieve this" may show that little bit extra to an employer.

    But again, depends on the role
     
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