Quote:> > Does anyone know of any independent study that proves the value of
> > information systems certifications?
I don't think you'll find one, Gary. "Value" is a very subjective term.
For example, consider the CISSP certification for security professionals
there are many companies in the DC metro area who are looking for
this cert., and even on company (see the main web site) at which all
consultants are to be
certified. However, if it came down to paying a guy with a CISSP what he's
paying an annual salary for someone without the certification, just about
every company will
go with the uncertified individual.
However, keep in mind...certifications may not mean much (MCSE, for
Quote:> > Why a lot of the certification companies make it seem like
> > certification is a panacea, is certification really a good investment?
Why will a used car salesman try to make his lot of cars look great, even
what's available on the new car lot next door?
Quote:> > What certifications have value? Which are worthless? What does a
> > certification mean?
Define "value". My crack above about MCSEs is not a personal attack against
security consultant, I have met with MCSEs who had no idea what the
is, or where to get the MS Security Bulletins...and I have also met
non-MCSEs who could run
rings around many certified sysadmins on just about any subject.
Certifications are meant to ensure that the certified individual meets a
minimum requirement of knowledge
so that prespective employers at least have an idea of what they are
getting. The CISSP cert. is taking
an interesting approach of requiring continuing education...well, that, or
you have to pay money and retake
the exam every 3 yrs.