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Article: 10 Certifications That Actually Mean Something

Global Knowledge Instructor Randy Muller (MCT, MCTS, MCSE, CEH) gives a rundown of the 10 most valuable IT certifications.

"What gives meaning to a certification? Is it the certification vendor? Is it the subject? Or is it the perceived difficulty, mystique or aura? Or might it be something totally different? There are some certifications and/or vendors that are perceived to be more valuable - think of Cisco's CCIE, which has been perceived as meaning something (value) since its inception. Then there are other certifications that don't have this same perceived value - certifications that are seen as too easy or ones that might be seen as entry-level certifications. Following is a list of certifications that do have perceived value and worth."