It seems like every year we continue to discuss the merits of IT certifications. Certainly there are many instances when a particular certification won’t pay off. But I think the consensus is that even in the rapidly changing IT landscape, certifications definitely have their place in career advancement.
Adam Fisher looks at some specific examples in this piece. Whether you’re new to IT and short on experience, or you’re trying to show you’re serious to an employer about advancing in a particular field, certifications can definitely be helpful.
In the end though, Adam finds that work experience almost always trumps a certification. But outside of the start of a career, it can be helpful to have both on your resume. If nothing else, these can help get your foot in the door for an interview.
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