Re: RE: Certifications

Subject: Re: RE: Certifications
From: Stephanie Torlina <stephanie -dot- torlina -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Charlotte Branth Claussen <charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:57:28 +0800

Thank you all so much for your suggestions! I will look into each this
weekend.

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Charlotte Branth Claussen <
charlotteclaussen -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> Hi Stephanie,
>
> You already have something that's really good on your CV. Most tech
> writers come from either technical or language backgrounds. With your
> psychology degree, you have an edge.
> Also, network security is a growing industry, so you have valuable
> specialist knowledge.
>
> If I were you, I wouldn't go for a certification. Rather, rework what you
> already have to fit your audience - and then add some hands-on experience.
>
> One of the best introductions on tech writing I've seen is this:
>
> "Technical Writing 101: A Real-World Guide to Planning and Writing
> Technical Content"
> http://www.scriptorium.com/books/
>
> Read that, and then look at relevant job ads, then use it as inspiration
> for rewriting your CV. Think of problems the employers would want to solve
> - then write how you can use your specialist knowledge in psychology and
> networking to solve them.
>
> When you've done that, try to get some experience. Create your own samples
> on your own time, or find an internship. Most employers don't know of
> certifications in our area anyway, so hands-on experience will be much
> better for you in terms of getting the job you want.
>
> /Charlotte
>
>
> 2017-03-22 14:43 GMT+00:00 Vincent <vincentpr -at- trfnova -dot- com>:
>
>> the NYIT campus in Old Westbury Long Island (not know your location of
>> course) offered, at least at one time, a certificate program in
>> Advanced Technical Writing.
>>
>>
>> On 03/22/17, Stephanie Torlina<stephanie -dot- torlina -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
>>
>> My question is similar but slightly different. I currently work in the
>> technology industry but want to go the technical writing direction.
>> Since I
>> am new to the game are there any courses, classes or certifications you
>> would recommend for a n00b such as myself? I already have a bachelor's
>> degree in psychology and an associates in network security but want to
>> make
>> my resume more tailored to the technical writing career. Any advice is
>> appreciated!
>> Thanks!
>> On Mar 2, 2017 7:04 AM, "Janoff, Steven" <[1]Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com
>> >
>> wrote:
>> This is pretty good too -- a year old (and similar reference), but it's
>> linked on the AWS cert site:
>> [2]https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2016/02/21/15-
>> top-paying-it-certifications-in-2016-aws-certified-
>> solutions-architect-leads-at-125k/
>> Steve
>> On Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:44 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
>> Ha, I can't say I'm surprised that AWS certification would be one of
>> the
>> most valuable. I documented installation of our platform in EC2 and
>> it's
>> second only to Oracle in terms of gnarliness. It's good stuff and even
>> pretty well documented, but there are many, many different services
>> that
>> interact in complex ways. I ended up using a lot of screen shots since
>> it
>> seemed easy to get lost.
>> On Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 7:43 AM, Julie Stickler <[3]jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com
>> >
>> wrote:
>> > ... if you're looking for a pay bump, try one of the certifications
>> listed
>> > here:
>> >
>> >
>> [4]http://www.pcmag.com/article/345434/the-7-highest-paying
>> -it-certific
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