Be certified for what exactly? You guys still believe in IT Certifications? Does it assure you to land a better job? Does it promise you a salary increase?
IT Certification alone does not guarantee you anything these days. It’s just the mushrooming IT education industry that’s talking you into getting a class or two.
Still it’s just a plus, an additional line or two in your resume, a couple of extra letters after your name. Yes, they do look good on paper but what if you’re hired for that sole reason and you’re now faced with real-world problems? Kids in India get certifications at the young age of 10 but will big companies hire them for mission-critial projects? I guess not.
A friend once asked me where’s this Phoenix One school in Makati and which course he should enrol into during the week-ends when he’s off from work. I threw out the question to readers of my blog and got mixed reactions.
In this day and age when the Call Center industry is at it’s pinnacle, what else could a DC tech support engineer do to get some more experience out there?
IT Certification and no experience will get you nowhere but IT Certification plus loads of experience is gold.