Why certification is required in technology training?
One of my peer (I must mentioned her name, because Jenny Grover inspired me to start this discussion she is one of the AEE member) asked me that:
Why did you decide to get certified in the products you did?
My answer was, the way we decide to get certified from School, College or University to get recognized in so and so stream for better Job prospect or for industry recognition. So when you apply for Job employer will get confidence on you ,that you have completed proper training and certified to do some work what they are expecting you to do.
Similarly I believe that, when you provide technology training and if you are certified that gives you more confidence to deliver training on that product or technology. Also students will get confidence on educators that who is teaching them is certified in so and so product.
So I have started my journey with Adobe Flash MX (formerly Macromedia Flash MX), then I have keep on learning new technologies and completed my certifications on Adobe Flex, Adobe Flash CS3, CS5, CS6 (applied for Flash CC beta test), Acrobat XI Pro, Adobe Dreamweaver CC.
I need your opinion and experience about certification if you have completed any.
Also, I welcome to my fellow members to get any help or guidance on Adobe Certification. I'm happy to help you.