When it comes to the world of certifications there are many important things to know before you jump in.
Secret #1: Certification Is A Business
Before you take the plunge, make sure you know all there is to know about what it takes to get certified in a particular area. Do you need formal training to sit for an exam? Do you need to have worked in a field for a certain amount of time? What is the cost of the exam? What is their re-take policy? Here is a link to the GogoTraining Certification pages that give you the inside scoop on many certification programs.
Secret #2: Formal Training May Not Be Required
Not every certification program requires you to take a formal course before taking their exams. For example, ITIL Foundations certification does not require you to have taken the ITIL Foundations course before you take the exam. However, all intermediate ITIL exams require you to take an officially sponsored courses. Make sure you do your homework before you take training that you may not need.
Secret #3: Training Can Be Helpful
Training is a great way to get into a field and it is a great way to refresh prior to an exam. One of our students told us that he had over 10 years experience in his field and answered all the exam questions based on his experience and failed the exam. He was very surprised so he took a course and immediately understood why he did not pass.
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