Beth Schultz

E-Chat Friday: the Certification Conundrum

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kicheko
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Re: Certification Means Work Has Been Done
kicheko   11/30/2012 6:53:13 PM
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Hospice, - You can't miss a few odd potatoes in the sack. on the overall though, a well designed certification should be such that you can't pass it by fluke. You only pass it because you finally get the concepts and by that time you'll be ready for the job.

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Re: Certifications improves Confidence !!
MDMconsult   11/30/2012 4:15:48 PM
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@rnimmaka Yes. As a tool for the hiring organization certification is a good way to communicate relationship building as well the education to be recognized for the company. The organizations that practice this well and those certified should be able to clearly recognize its value and ethics with the certification practices instilled.

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Re: Certifications improves Confidence !!
BethSchultz   11/30/2012 2:16:09 PM
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@Hospice -- agreed on all counts!

 

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Re: Certifications improves Confidence !!
Hospice_Houngbo   11/30/2012 2:07:23 PM
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I did enjoy the chat. Great job everyone. This debate will still continue for a while.

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Re: Certifications improves Confidence !!
BethSchultz   11/30/2012 1:01:50 PM
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@rnimmaka, I'd love to hear more about the big-data analytics cert you received. Any chance you can join our e-chat, starting now

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Certifications improves Confidence !!
rnimmaka   11/30/2012 12:57:16 PM
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I think certifications certainly make us more confident while working or explaning about a problem to others. Also if you have been aspsiring for a new area and you really don't know where to start, any certiifcation exam for that matter would have step by step areas to be learnt inorder to be certified in that area. On job we might learn many things, all those things certainly don't follow a systematic path, everything will be bits and pieces and sometimes we might even take more time to cover basic things or we don't explore the whole scope of the subject. I have recently got certified in Big Data Analytics and it actually improved my confidence a lot while I am working on problems pertaining to big data and also gave kind of credibility amongst my colleagues that I am capable of handling varied assignments in this space.

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Re: Certification Means Work Has Been Done
Hospice_Houngbo   11/30/2012 12:33:31 PM
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Thanks, Noreen!

That would be my answer as well.

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E-chat reminder!
BethSchultz   11/30/2012 11:35:24 AM
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I hope folks can join us today for our e-chat on certification. You'll find us here at 1 p.m. ET!

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Re: Certification Means Work Has Been Done
Noreen Seebacher   11/30/2012 9:51:14 AM
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Short answer: No. It just means they are a good test taker!

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Re: Certification Means Work Has Been Done
Hospice_Houngbo   11/30/2012 7:51:04 AM
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@kicheko,

"usually it takes so much trouble to pass that exam."

Does it mean that somebody who passes a certification exam is already fit for the job?

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