Importance of passing certifications on in syncwith currrent job profile

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Based on the experts experience, I would like to request your advice on certification concept. I am in to networking since 3 years. i worked in Aruba WLAN solution and now I am in Alkhobar working on IBM/netcool NMS. I have done my certification in Aruba. I would like to ask whether I need to move on with doing certifications on the products we work on. Since I feel based on my experience, that people concentrate on certifications, study to get it passed but lack the knowledge. However, when it comes for the differentiation in the market, people with certification are more credited than the people who do not have certification. But the fact that many such people who just have certification do not have the real knowledge is known by only some people.

So, Based on your experience, I would like to have your view on this whether I should go ahead and concentrate on doing certification on the field/product we are working on or just concentrate on the real time exposures.

Your kind advice is highly appreciated.

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Well since I am working in the same city of you, I would suggest you to go ahead with certifications. As it does add a weightage your profile. I personelly don’t beleive in Certifications, what I value is the knowledge. You are right there are many people who are extremely good only on there resumes. But they fail the basic test . I have came across lot of people last week who have certifications more than me but when it comes to knowledge or experience they lack the most basic part.

Certifications are good but it should be matching you knowledge. If yor are planning to change your job, certifications does helps you to get better renumeration. So I suggest to go ahead and complete your certifications.

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