Certification – Poor Picks – Specializations
We are exploring my poor choices for areas in which to certify. Today we will look at High Level Specializations
I’m somewhat ambivalent on the subject of the top-tier certifications. In theory, you should be able to learn a lot in deep detail on those, but I suspect that they are too focused to give you the primary benefit that certification provides — holistic thinking. I have also noticed that most of the certifications at that level seem to be vendor-specific, so I have to wonder how many of those certifications are about making money for the vendor instead of education.
However, there has been talk in some certifications on focusing the top-level certs to be more industry or job related, so there could be some value in those. You’ll need to evaluate that for yourself.
(Disclaimer: I do not have any specializations)