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Is certification a reliable means of learning new IT skills and concepts?

Posted on September 29, 2019 in Articles | by

Earning a technology certification requires some significant investments of both money and time. Candidates purchase study materials, pay tuition for training programs, and renew certifications with annual maintenance fees.

Pursuing a new certification typically requires hundreds of hours of preparation, while maintaining existing certifications requires participating in and documenting professional development activities. Is this investment worth it? Are certifications an effective and reliable way to learn new technologies and demonstrate that knowledge to potential employers?

Published September 2019 in Certification Magazine.
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