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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What's your certification worth? Nothing.

According to Global Knowledge (you know, the training/certification folks), IT and security certifications are worth tens of thousands of dollars and, in some cases, over $100,000.

Man oh man if it were only that easy to jump in and make that kind of money - and be able to sustain it. I say that certifications such as CISSP, ITIL, or PMP are worth absolutely nothing unless you make it so. What you earn is up to you - your qualities and the value you bring to the table - not just a simple certification.

Here are some pieces I've written about what it takes to meet and exceed these certification "value" levels. It's easier than you think.
http://securityonwheels.blogspot.com/search/label/certifications
http://www.principlelogic.com/careers.html

If you're just getting started down this path or you want to learn more about getting ahead in IT and information security in 2010, then use the discount code 'CertWorth' for 50 percent off the following Security On Wheels audio programs through the end of February:

1 comment:

  1. I'm from the Accounting world. There was a big push for certifications/group affiliations with the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley legislations. All my friends and colleagues got them. What am I saying? Seems like we've all got them now (yes, including me). Seems like we have to get them now just to keep up with....the Joneses.

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