What a headline! 5 Reasons Certifications Aren’t Worth It.
This definitely got my attention. I had to read more. The 5
reasons according to the author, David Bolton are:
Technology Moves Too Fast
2. The Certifiers Are… Who?
3. Employers Don’t Really Care
4. It’s a Rip-Off
5. It Only Proves You Can Pass Tests
We believe certification isn't a waste of your time. Here's why.
If your business is in IT
Services or Support keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date is critical. The fast pace of technology is actually a good reason to
stay-up-date with your certification. There's great personal risk of
becoming obsolete by not keeping up with new features and new technology.
An Oracle Certification is
industry recognized, We have 2 million people across the globe who have
achieved an Oracle certification credential. This is a certification that
won’t be worthless when the next big thing comes along. 97% of the
Fortune 500 companies run Oracle solutions.
Our experience is that employers care very much about
personal reputation definitely helps, but what about when you are trying to win
business or go for a new job? We learn in many ways these days but
certification is still an industry recognized benchmark of knowledge and technical skill.
We try hard to keep it fair. It’s true some people are
better at test taking than others. In
all our exams the odds of passing are low without hands on experience.
Oracle Certification exams are developed by a group of Subject Matter Experts
who follow the strict industry standard process. A lot of work goes into
building an exam. Exams are repeatedly reviewed following psychometric
guidelines to ensure only the best questions are used.
According to “Value
of IT Certifications,” CompTIA, October 14, 2014, 93% of hiring managers believe an IT certification is worth it too.
more recent industry statistics including salary differences on certified vs.