The Real Value of a Certification !
The REAL Value of a #Certification - Part 1!
Is the #CERTIFICATE important or the #JOURNEY to the CERTIFICATE?
We have a lot of Online Certification courses nowadays: Udacity, Coursera & so on.
But how do we make them #valuable?
A Certificate Course means:
1.#Discipline: Learning at Routine
2.#Preparation: Learning Concepts in a targeted way
3.#Practice: Working on sample Modules
4.#Competition: Others are working with you as well
5.#Projects: You build something on your own
6.#Feedback: Provided by your Guide/Mentor, YOU can improve
7.#Tests: You need to complete test(s) to finally get the certificate
8.#Recognition: Your work is stamped by a registered authority & can be shown anywhere
Now, what do maximum students think:
They strive for Step 8;
Try shortcuts for Steps 1 - 7;
Many are successful in doing so & this diminishes the value of a Certificate
If you complete steps 1 - 6 perfectly, then step 7 is easy & step 8 can be omitted - YES!
Proof of knowledge/skill matters only if you have it actually, else it doesn't matter at all.
Majority interviewers won't even see your certificates;
They will trust what you say & what you mention in your #resume - Prove it with your #words, your #actions !