Certifications - why, when and how?

What certifications do you have? Why? How did you achieve them?

Do you have to renew them even after you first obtained them? Are they are key part of keeping up your skills?

Please share below with the community! 

Parents
  • Technical and industry certifications are necessary for getting your foot in the door.  And, if you work in a consulting capacity, they are necessary to give you paper creds so the customer has at least some peace about paying your rates.  However, once you enter a conference room and start collecting technical requirements and designing a solution, those certs are useless.  That's where real-world experience takes over.  But, you still needed those certs to get in the door.

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  • Technical and industry certifications are necessary for getting your foot in the door.  And, if you work in a consulting capacity, they are necessary to give you paper creds so the customer has at least some peace about paying your rates.  However, once you enter a conference room and start collecting technical requirements and designing a solution, those certs are useless.  That's where real-world experience takes over.  But, you still needed those certs to get in the door.

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