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The value of Microsoft technical certification

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by JK2447, Dec 7, 2017 at 9:44 AM.

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    Hi All, an interesting read regarding the value of Microsoft certification, with an independent study carried out and written up in a white paper by the IDC (International Data Corporation) who are an independant merket intelligence / data analysis company.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/certification-testimonials.aspx
     
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    A Meerkat Intelligence Company ?

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    Come on JK, it's on MS website, wouldn't say anything bad about MS certification even if people stopped doing them altogether. tbh it would be hard to find statistics saying otherwise - as a general rule certified people will have better paid jobs etc.

    I'm not saying there's no point in certifying, but any papers like this are just marketing, even more so if produced/published/retweeted by one of the vendors. Advice to business to hire only certified people will not solve skill shortages...
     
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    Fair dues gentlemen in hindsight I can see how this reads, I just thought it was interesting and cert related news was all. I value my VMware certs most of all so assure you I'm not an MS fanboi. I find of late people doubt the value of certification and all I can go by is my own experience, where I've got where I am today on the back of them. I'm sure others views will differ which is good for discussion, which is all I'm trying to do :)
     
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    The value of anything is different for each person.

    To me certification is valuable because:

    It challenges me to learn new things which I can do without paying for an exam but I find that aiming for an exam provides more motivation and I enjoy the challenge to pass an exam.

    They are valued in the field I work.

    Makes me better at my job, I I learn new ways to improve the job I do.

    Meet like minded people who enjoy learning and advancing there careers.

    Makes me look a big man putting letters after my name.
     
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    I like that it gives you a frame work to guide you through your studies. I also like the challenge of slaying any exam! :emoji_lifter:
     
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    It's funny, working in my type of role, certifications are mainly for keeping up with vendor partnerships... I mean I seen some guys doing certs they have no business doing.

    Two people having the same cert does not mean they have the exact same knowledge on the topic. I feel like certs have more weight depending on who has them. For example, Senior Network Engineer, who's focus is on Cisco gear, having a CCNP RS would seem to complement the experience.

    But lets say the same CCNP is earned by someone who doesnt have experience or who might not necessarily focus on networking, maybe more on virtualization which is where their focus lies. Certs go with experience, and when it's the right combo, its worth the paper.
     
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    I agree. Well put prof
     
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