What are the trending certifications in the industry right now?
Which certifications would you be excited to potentially win in upcoming giveaways?
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Before making recommendations about certifications, can we have some context about the hypothetical person receiving our suggestions?
I'd recommend something different to an experienced IT pro than to a…
Security is HUGE right now, anything with SAP, Wordpress, Cisco, and VMware
WIN a certification? you mean I don't have to study? I'd be in for anything and all of the above... HA HA HA
Something related to security or there are some of us who don't have any networking (Cisco) related certifications.
Maybe related to devops or vmware.
The above suggestions are all great ones.
But let's think out of the box: would you benefit more from being better able to make friends and influence people and by being more confident in interview and more comfortable speaking in public, than you would be earning another technical certification?
Sure, it's great to know the details and the "how" of our challenges--we're all problem solvers.
But is every one of us as good a communicator as we must be to have our ideas adopted, to successfully lobby for raises, and to get what we want from our jobs and employers and business associates? '
I suspect not.
Instead of only giving away a technical certification, how about a communications certification? Maybe from a program like the Dale Carnegie Institute?
Is ITIL still "a thing?" My organization went down that path years ago, but I haven't heard anything recent internally about ITIL in our business. Nothing in at least the last two years. I figured it was another passing fad that management would spend money on, people would spend hours learning, and then something new would replace it. Wash, Rinse, Repeat.
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