Re: Certifications

Subject: Re: Certifications
From: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 10:43:11 -0500

If you've got the interest to go outside the writing skill set, there are
also certifications like ITIL, MSCE, and RHCE.

Googling "IT certifications" brings up this blog post with a rather
extensive selection of other options.

http://www.tomsitpro.com/articles/best-it-certifications,1-1352.html

And if you're looking for a pay bump, try one of the certifications listed
here:

http://www.pcmag.com/article/345434/the-7-highest-paying-it-certifications


On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 8:40 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
wrote:

> Now we're getting warm -- thank you so much, Jon! Those are very good.
>
> Another thought is that lately I've developed an interest in data
> management -- I don't know if that's what you call it, but part of that is
> about version control of documentation content. (Could be any content, I
> suppose.)
>
> So are there certifications in data management (if that's even the right
> term), content management, enterprise content management, web content
> management, and the like?
>
> I'm aware that there is Google and one does a search on Google. The
> filter I cannot apply there is "your knowledge and experience," unless I
> limit the search to techwhirl and assuming the information has already been
> posted (I'm addressing this to the group, not to you, Jon).
>
> Thanks again for any help. I like the W3C ones since I've already got
> experience in all of those that you list. MS would be good too. (Thanks
> again, Jon!)
>
> Steve
>
>
> On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:28 PM, Jonathan Baker wrote:
>
> What about W3C certs in HTML/XML/CMS and others like JavaScript? I know
> that there are others in the same vein.
>
> Or Microsoft offers a certification for MS Office. I know it may sound
> silly, but a lot of the world still lives and dies by MS Word, etc.
>
> Jon
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 7:56 PM Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
> wrote:
> 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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