The latest episode of ASQ TV is about certifications. Not just ASQ certifications, but all professional certifications.
There’s a lot of anxiety associated with certifications. And that’s too bad because certifications advance your career, increase your body of knowledge, provide proof to current and future employers about your skills, and, of course, potentially increase your salary. Year after year ASQ’s annual survey of quality professionals’ salaries shows that certifications help people stand out and increase pay.
If you’re thinking of sitting for a certification and looking for guidance and advice, I encourage you to watch this video interview with cert expert Jim Rooney, who holds nine certifications. Jim shares good and somewhat surprising advice about certifications—such as, take the exam later rather than sooner. Take your time and study.
If you hold a professional certification, I’m curious about your certification tips and tricks. What study techniques and strategies helped you navigate the test?
Update: Some Influential Voices bloggers shared their advice for passing certification exams. Take a look!
Rajan Thiyagarajan: Professional Certification–A Key Differentiator.
Manu Vora: A buddy system, and other tricks.
Anshuman Tiwari: Looking at certifications as filters, catalysts, and accelerators.