IT Certifications - Are They Necessary?

November 27, 2013

cloud-certifications  

I recently read an article about the Top 10 Cloud Computing Certifications -- where they are and how to get them.    I wonder, though, how useful certifications really are. I've worked in the tech/IT field since I was 18 years old -- about 15 years now.   And I've gotten certifications.  In fact, I hold the CloudU certificate above.  

What can I say -- I'm externally motivated by certifications and degrees.   But would I try to do a cloud migration or talk to you about the details of cloud security?  No.  I can pass a test like no one's business, but practical knowledge and knowing how to pass a test are two different things.

So how do YOU feel about IT certifications for your IT company?   Should we have them?   Do you look for them in your IT company?

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