There are so many certificates out there. You can be AWS certified or you can be project management certified. University gives you diplomas, but are they a scam?
Let’s define what scam means. We will start with the definition of fraud
” a person or thing intended to deceive others, typically by unjustifiably claiming or being credited with accomplishments or qualities.”
“mediums exposed as tricksters and frauds”
This means that a scammer could potentially perform a fraud on you.
To be a scam, you need to waste your money on something that won’t provide you with benefits.
I have spoken with people who pass some of the hardest certificates and I would agree that you can’t pass them by pure luck. So there is a true value that was assessed. And a lot of time that value is measurable and at the end of the certificate you receive an assessment of how to improve in the future and what you need to focus on.
In this way, the certification is not a scam and really provides value to the company and to the person who possesses such a certificate.
If you want to be better in your field of work, look for industry recognized education and certification and go for it. It is the best investment ever!
The take away!
Certifications in the industry are not a scam and really provide value for the holder. Recognizing their effort and expertise in the topic.
If you want to become certified, first look for valuable certifications programs which are recognized globally and go for it.
Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager