RE: Certifications

Subject: RE: Certifications
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, "Robert Lauriston" <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:56:01 +0000

To make it even clearer (or muddier), I'm looking for certs *other* than tech writing-specific certs (like STC) that would enhance a tech writer's profile.

This is not for marketability purposes, necessarily. (That's a bonus but not a requirement.)

What would add prestige appearing after one's name? Obviously MD, JD, and CPA are not what we're talking about here (nor MBA, although that's a good one -- but that's a degree, and I'm looking for certifications).

Thanks,

Steve

PS - PMP would qualify but I'm talking about other than those too.


On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:30 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

The STC certification might be useful in finding candidates with a high tolerance for boredom. The book they use is preposterously low-level.

On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 3:59 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> Thank you, Robin.
>
> I probably should have mentioned that the certs inquired about would be *in addition to* the STC and MadCap certs.
>
> The STC cert would probably cover the actual tech writing requirement.
>
> Although, this looks like a nice alternate.
>
> Perhaps I can phrase it to folks in this way, and I invite you to indulge a little: If you had free rein, what cert would you go for?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve
>
> On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:57 PM, Robin Whitmore wrote:
>
> Our state university offers a tech writing certificate:
> http://www.sfsu.edu/~bulletin/previous_bulletins/1314/programs/technic
> .htm#754
>
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 2:25 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> Hi Team,
>
> I know this has been knocked around before but...
>
> Other than STC certification and MadCap certification, are there any other certification programs you can think of that are appropriate for a Technical Writer/Communicator?
>
> Particularly in the Medical Device industry / FDA regulatory. (The
> AMWA certification is not quite right for us.)
>
> Setting aside PMP.
>
> Also, what about from a data management / content management standpoint? Any IT or semi-developer type stuff that would be appropriate?
>
> Thanks for your advice.
>
> Steve

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Certifications: From: Janoff, Steven
Re: Certifications: From: Robin Whitmore
RE: Certifications: From: Janoff, Steven
Re: Certifications: From: Robert Lauriston

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