The Downside Of Certification

So for the longest time of being busy, I’ve had the chance to check all my emails. While weeding them out, I encountered an email with a link to this article. So goes the article:

The Q1 2006 Hot Technical Skills and Certifications Pay Index, released April 25 by Foote Partners, a New Canaan, Conn., IT compensation and workforce management firm, found that pay premiums for non-certified IT skills grew three times faster than for certified ones in a six-month period spanning 2005-2006.

The study suggests that there has been a change in employers’ acceptance of the value of non-certified tech skills versus certifications in maintaining competitive pay for their workers.

If ever this one’s correct, I’m going to be one of those who will actually benefit from the trend. Not that I actually care as there really are certified people who know their shit but there really are people without certifications who really are better than their certified counterparts. And I’ve always been for proving your worth with your work and not a piece of paper.

In the meantime, I’ve got more than 400 emails to go…

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