Dice News Update: Certifications That Pay Off

 

This week: Certifications that can boost your pay… Another sign hiring’s coming in health care IT… and is there really a difference between Silicon Valley, Boston and New York?

See last week’s update here.

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36 Responses to “Dice News Update: Certifications That Pay Off”

March 18, 2010 at 1:42 am, Choosey said:

Well, I have a Network+, an A+, and 2 MCPs and can’t get an interview. What cert is going to gain me entrance int the IT field?

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March 18, 2010 at 1:42 am, Choosey said:

Well, I have a Network+, an A+, and 2 MCPs and can’t get an interview. What cert is going to gain me entrance int the IT field?

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March 18, 2010 at 2:38 am, Anthony Fung said:

I’m interested in Healthcare IT. However my prior experience is mostly with the financial area, and I’m basically a programmer (not sys adm, not net adm, ..). Having been looking for jobs for months now.. Any advice on knocking on doors and getting at least an interview opportunity? Certifications? Software? Thanks.

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March 18, 2010 at 2:38 am, Anthony Fung said:

I’m interested in Healthcare IT. However my prior experience is mostly with the financial area, and I’m basically a programmer (not sys adm, not net adm, ..). Having been looking for jobs for months now.. Any advice on knocking on doors and getting at least an interview opportunity? Certifications? Software? Thanks.

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March 18, 2010 at 3:48 am, Dorothy Washington said:

I graduated as a Cisco Network Specialist June 2009 and obtained Cisco CCENT certification in Dec. 2008 while still attending class. I’m currently studying for the 2nd part of the Cisco CCNA certification while also studying Bachelor of Science in Management. I completed a seven month internship with Nokia that ended March 2009, so I have been unemployed since then & diligently seeking employment. I could use some quality guidance now because I’m at the end of my rope. Is there anywhere specifically that I should concentrate?

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March 18, 2010 at 3:48 am, Dorothy Washington said:

I graduated as a Cisco Network Specialist June 2009 and obtained Cisco CCENT certification in Dec. 2008 while still attending class. I’m currently studying for the 2nd part of the Cisco CCNA certification while also studying Bachelor of Science in Management. I completed a seven month internship with Nokia that ended March 2009, so I have been unemployed since then & diligently seeking employment. I could use some quality guidance now because I’m at the end of my rope. Is there anywhere specifically that I should concentrate?

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March 18, 2010 at 5:41 am, Dawn Brown said:

I am interested in Health-care IT. I have just gotten my BA in IT. I am not sure how to start or what certification to get. I would appreciate all of your help. I have a few years experience and would like to land a job or something in IT. I really want to go to Heath-care.

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March 18, 2010 at 5:41 am, Dawn Brown said:

I am interested in Health-care IT. I have just gotten my BA in IT. I am not sure how to start or what certification to get. I would appreciate all of your help. I have a few years experience and would like to land a job or something in IT. I really want to go to Heath-care.

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March 18, 2010 at 8:09 am, Kevin said:

I am A+ Certified, Network + Certified and a MCSA. Certification not only shows that you took the time out to get the cert but it also shows the seriousness with how you view your career. I have had numerous interviews and the hardest part for me is finding the right position. The more certs you get, the more in demand you are going to be. Doors will open just keep applying yourself!

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March 18, 2010 at 8:09 am, Kevin said:

I am A+ Certified, Network + Certified and a MCSA. Certification not only shows that you took the time out to get the cert but it also shows the seriousness with how you view your career. I have had numerous interviews and the hardest part for me is finding the right position. The more certs you get, the more in demand you are going to be. Doors will open just keep applying yourself!

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March 18, 2010 at 8:10 am, Kevin Grant said:

Cert are the key. keep applying yourself and doors will open

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March 18, 2010 at 8:10 am, Kevin Grant said:

Cert are the key. keep applying yourself and doors will open

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March 18, 2010 at 8:19 am, Ting said:

Certifications is one thing, but experience is another thing… So, no matter how many certifications you got under your belt, if you don’t have enough application of that certification, it still does not guarantee great pay offs, at least an interview.

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March 18, 2010 at 8:19 am, Ting said:

Certifications is one thing, but experience is another thing… So, no matter how many certifications you got under your belt, if you don’t have enough application of that certification, it still does not guarantee great pay offs, at least an interview.

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March 18, 2010 at 8:21 am, Tom Schueller said:

I had 17 years working on medical equipment. First as a field engineer then as a support Engineer. I was downsized and can’t ever get a position at a hospital because I don’t have the certification they list. 17 years of hands on and that doesn’t count for anything.

So I got MCSE certified and can’t get anything because the positions usually require 3 to 5 years of experience in it to get a position doing it. I know how to but cant find anywhere to do it.

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March 18, 2010 at 8:21 am, Tom Schueller said:

I had 17 years working on medical equipment. First as a field engineer then as a support Engineer. I was downsized and can’t ever get a position at a hospital because I don’t have the certification they list. 17 years of hands on and that doesn’t count for anything.

So I got MCSE certified and can’t get anything because the positions usually require 3 to 5 years of experience in it to get a position doing it. I know how to but cant find anywhere to do it.

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March 18, 2010 at 8:25 am, Mark S. said:

I got my Apple Certifications over 5 years ago, keep them current and I make very good money.
Getting certified and keeping them up to date not only looks good on a resume but it shows you took the time and effort to learn to do things right, keeping you up to date as technology evolves.
Anyone who says that certs don’t matter, doesn’t have them and is to lazy to get them.

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March 18, 2010 at 8:25 am, Mark S. said:

I got my Apple Certifications over 5 years ago, keep them current and I make very good money.
Getting certified and keeping them up to date not only looks good on a resume but it shows you took the time and effort to learn to do things right, keeping you up to date as technology evolves.
Anyone who says that certs don’t matter, doesn’t have them and is to lazy to get them.

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March 18, 2010 at 8:33 am, Paul McCleese said:

I can confirm that Health Care IT is indeed improving. I was just hired as a Lan Administrator in a local Hospital in Gulfport, MS. I had been looking for a job for 4 months when I landed this one.

I’ve got a BA degree in CIS and 20 years of IT experience.

No certifications yet!

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March 18, 2010 at 8:33 am, Paul McCleese said:

I can confirm that Health Care IT is indeed improving. I was just hired as a Lan Administrator in a local Hospital in Gulfport, MS. I had been looking for a job for 4 months when I landed this one.

I’ve got a BA degree in CIS and 20 years of IT experience.

No certifications yet!

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March 18, 2010 at 9:16 am, David DiNanno said:

I am unemployed for the past 10 months and have returned to school to update my job skills. I am enrolled and receiving education in two IT certifications: MCDST and Network+. The video this morning for top 10 certifications to boost pay and the emphasis with healthcare IT was was needed education. My prior IT career was in healthcare. Maybe I can return soon one day. Thanks for the information.

David DiNanno

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March 18, 2010 at 9:16 am, David DiNanno said:

I am unemployed for the past 10 months and have returned to school to update my job skills. I am enrolled and receiving education in two IT certifications: MCDST and Network+. The video this morning for top 10 certifications to boost pay and the emphasis with healthcare IT was was needed education. My prior IT career was in healthcare. Maybe I can return soon one day. Thanks for the information.

David DiNanno

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March 18, 2010 at 9:41 am, dfgdfg said:

chooosey, do you have a college education?

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March 18, 2010 at 9:41 am, dfgdfg said:

chooosey, do you have a college education?

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March 19, 2010 at 3:47 am, michael m said:

I can see that certs are good but i have been trying to land a job some where in the information technology field for about 4 yrs now. I still cannot find a job or for that matters get a interview. I have my mcp and a four year computer science degree as well. I also have radio and telecomm experience as well. Still no luck. what am i doing wrong. I can see sometimes its who you know before what you know that helps maybe but something is wrong here.

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March 19, 2010 at 3:47 am, michael m said:

I can see that certs are good but i have been trying to land a job some where in the information technology field for about 4 yrs now. I still cannot find a job or for that matters get a interview. I have my mcp and a four year computer science degree as well. I also have radio and telecomm experience as well. Still no luck. what am i doing wrong. I can see sometimes its who you know before what you know that helps maybe but something is wrong here.

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March 19, 2010 at 3:49 am, mm said:

I have my mcp and a four year degree and still cannot get a job, what am i doing wrong.

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March 19, 2010 at 3:49 am, mm said:

I have my mcp and a four year degree and still cannot get a job, what am i doing wrong.

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March 19, 2010 at 7:18 am, Drac said:

If all else fails, try to find a call center and start your way up working in tech support from there, if anything, you’ll learn how to translate what we know into a non-user’s English (or Spanish). As for me, personally? With Apple product usage on the rise, I’m going to start migrating in that direction, in addition to my efforts towards CCNA and Junos certificates. Don’t forget to stay up to date on the Oracle/Sun merge and the projects there as well.

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March 19, 2010 at 7:18 am, Drac said:

If all else fails, try to find a call center and start your way up working in tech support from there, if anything, you’ll learn how to translate what we know into a non-user’s English (or Spanish). As for me, personally? With Apple product usage on the rise, I’m going to start migrating in that direction, in addition to my efforts towards CCNA and Junos certificates. Don’t forget to stay up to date on the Oracle/Sun merge and the projects there as well.

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March 19, 2010 at 8:25 am, Anthony Fung said:

Thanks for all the info.

I noticed some jobs in hospitals are looking for HL7 experience. Is HL7 certification valuable to getting somewhere?

Thanks.

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March 19, 2010 at 8:25 am, Anthony Fung said:

Thanks for all the info.

I noticed some jobs in hospitals are looking for HL7 experience. Is HL7 certification valuable to getting somewhere?

Thanks.

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March 21, 2010 at 12:47 am, Mirado Woodtone said:

Knowledge is good in it’s own right. Love of technology should come naturally. Unfortunately HR people’s knowledge of the field is too limited and we must certify if they are not qualified to do a whiteboard test. Most important of all, the really smart guys with the MBA’s took all the money and left town during the last administration, so you may be cooling your heels a bit until the place is repaired after the damage they wrought. Shame that a lot of really smart techs have to put up with this.

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March 21, 2010 at 12:47 am, Mirado Woodtone said:

Knowledge is good in it’s own right. Love of technology should come naturally. Unfortunately HR people’s knowledge of the field is too limited and we must certify if they are not qualified to do a whiteboard test. Most important of all, the really smart guys with the MBA’s took all the money and left town during the last administration, so you may be cooling your heels a bit until the place is repaired after the damage they wrought. Shame that a lot of really smart techs have to put up with this.

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March 21, 2010 at 9:39 am, steven ray hoover said:

I have recieved my A+ and I am currently studying for Network + I am getting interviews but guys with much more education that normally would not take entry level are taking them because they cannot not find anything else so yes it gets frustrating not to be given a chance

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March 21, 2010 at 9:39 am, steven ray hoover said:

I have recieved my A+ and I am currently studying for Network + I am getting interviews but guys with much more education that normally would not take entry level are taking them because they cannot not find anything else so yes it gets frustrating not to be given a chance

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