RE: Certifications

Subject: RE: Certifications
From: "Janoff, Steven" <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com>
To: Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2017 18:33:21 +0000

Bingo!

Wow, what a gold mine -- thank you so much, Julie! This is perfect.

Steve

On Wednesday, March 01, 2017 7:43 AM, Julie Stickler wrote:

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/techn
> > ic
> .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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