Which are the best IT certifications for job?

Hello everyone! I'm currently exploring IT certifications to boost my career prospects in the tech industry, and I'm curious to know which IT certifications you consider to be the best for job opportunities and career advancement. Your insights and experiences would be greatly appreciated!


  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 8,983
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    The UK is less qualification driven and more experience focused than other countries so getting a stack of certificates doesn't automatically open doors.

    What area of IT are you interested in? Software Development? Infrastructure? Data? Project Management? Architecture? Each have their own certificates and many will start to pigeon hole you. 

    Are you wanting to be a specialist or generalist? Any particular industry? Do you really love developing website or GUIs or are you much more excited by working out how to extract critical data points from unstructured documents?
  • Dakta
    Dakta Posts: 550
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    Im all for certs but saying you want to work in IT is like saying you want to work in construction, what do you want to do in IT?
  • As an SEO specialist with a strong interest in developing web and software skills, I'm considering pursuing certifications to enhance my CV. However, I have some concerns about whether they are truly worth it, particularly because I have a fear of examinations. I'd appreciate any insights or advice on this matter.
  • prowla
    prowla Posts: 13,089
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    Certifications can be a bit like train-spotting; some people collect them.
    I've always viewed them as something to demonstrate you have aptitude to do a given activity where you don't have the actual experience.
    The boot-camp ones are the worst: they're more of a test of passing exams than having rea techl skills.
    OTOH, I may be taking on a certification in my chosen field; it'll broaden my scope from the things I've tended to focus on to achieve my daily work and may throw up some interesting perspectives.
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