Five Ways to Boost Your Value Without IT Certifications

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    Sharon Linsenbach

    | Posted 2008-07-30

5 Ways to Boost Your Value Without Certs

IT certifications have gone from cachet to cliché, whether in enterprise IT departments, or among the ranks of VARs and other channel entities.  While there are still a handful of IT certifications that do still matter, for the most part, certifications aren't as important as real-world skills and experience.  So for those who'd rather climb the corporate ladder without dragging a worthless acronym with you, here are five simple ways to increase your employment value without certification:

Sharon Linsenbach Sharon Linsenbach is a staff writer for eWEEK and eWEEK Channel Insider. Prior to joining Ziff Davis, Sharon was Assistant Managing Editor for CRN, a weekly magazine for PC and technology resellers. Before joining CRN, Sharon was an Acquisitions Editor for The Coriolis Group and later, Editorial Director with Paraglyph Press, both in Scottsdale, AZ. She holds a BA in English from Drew University and lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with her significant other and two neurotic cats. When she's not reading or writing about technology, Sharon enjoys yoga, knitting, traveling and live music. Sharon can be reached at Sharon.Linsenbach@ziffdavisenterprise.com.

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