Another Nail in the IT Certification Coffin
As IT Certifications Devalue, Vendors Up the Ante
General discussion on certifications not mentioned in sub-boards of the main categories below.
IT certifications are worth less than ever, and the value of non-certified technology skills has surged, according to the third-quarter edition of the "Hot Technical Skills and Certifications Pay Index" from Foote Partners, a New Canaan, Conn., IT workforce research firm, on Nov. 1.
mn_kthompson wrote:What if I developed a hot new programming language, Kevin++, that was so cool that you couldn't write bugs in the software and it worked on every operating system and you could write an application like Peoplesoft in about five minutes. This technology would be hot and companies would be paying top dollar to get people that can program in Kevin++. However, it would take a couple years to develop a certification path for Kevin++ and it would take a few more years for the certification to gain enough credibility that people would seek it out. So you could say that we have a non-certified skill that pays better than some certified skills...but that statistic isn't really reflecting the value of certification, is it?
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